Click here to download the May to October 2019 Walks Programme in PDF format.
We normally meet at the start of a walk. If you do not have transport, please contact the leader, who may be able to arrange a lift or advise on public transport. If you are intending to use public transport, it is important to check all train and/or bus times before travelling It is also a good idea to let the leader know in advance in case your bus or train is late.
Most people bring their own picnic lunch, but see individual walks entries for possibilities of cafés or drinks at pubs. Many pubs are closing these days, and pub stops mentioned in the programme may not be available at the time of the walk. Do ring leaders for details of the second half of figure-of-eight walks which return to the start point at around lunchtime.
Non-members are welcome to join us on our walks. We do not charge but if you wish to continue to walk with us regularly you will be expected to join the Ramblers’ Association after 2 or 3 walks. Dogs are allowed at the discretion of the leader – please check beforehand.
See FAQs for further information on walks.
See Walk Programme Map to see a map of where the walks are occurring.
|Sat 24 Aug||Cambridge to Foxton Linear||Meet outside the front entrance to Cambridge Railway Station at 09:00 for a walk encompassing Hobsons Conduit, The Helix footpath to Shelford and a visit to the Queen’s Head at Newton for lunch or bring rations to eat on the village green. Short afternoon walk to Foxton for train back to Cambridge. For those wanting a shorter walk there are opportunities to peel off to the bus on the Cambridge Bio Medical Campus site or in Shelford (approx. 3 or 6 miles) View in OpenStreetMap||16km (10 miles)||Joye 07761 380314|
|Mon 26 Aug||Over Circular||Meet in car park by Great Ouse River, map/grid ref: 225/TL362712 at 10:00. Flat walk by river and lakes returning via apple orchards in Swavesey & Over. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap||10km (6½ miles)||Hilary & John 07875 629713|
|Sat 31 Aug||Old Warden and Northill Fishponds||Meet at the Hare and Hounds, Old Warden, map/grid ref: 208/TL138440, Postcode SG189HQ, at 10:30. Circular walk in Bedfordshire countryside past a summer house built for Queen Anne, Old Warden Aerodrome and Home Wood and its collection of medieval fishponds. Bring provisions. Pub at end of the walk. View in OpenStreetMap||15km (9 miles)||Sharon 01223 811877|
|Sat 7 Sep||Wimpole Figure of Eight||Park in Wimpole Hall car park (charge for non-NT members) and meet at the stable block, map/grid ref: 209/TL337509 at 09:30 for the morning walk and at 13:45 for the afternoon walk. Lunch available or bring own packed lunch. Note morning early start. View in OpenStreetMap||14/9km (8½/5½ miles)||Jill 01223 362881|
|Mon 9 Sep||Eaton Socon Circular||Park by St Mary’s church wall, School Lane, PE19 8GW, and meet at map/grid ref: 208/TL171588 at 10:00. River-side walk to St Neots Market Square for coffee, returning via park & meadow. View in OpenStreetMap||8km (5 miles)||Peter 07951 362501|
|Sat 14 Sep||Trumpington-Grantchester Circular||Meet at Trumpington P&R outside waiting room, map/grid ref: 209/TL443542 at 10:00. Walk via Byron’s Pool and Grantchester Church over various permissive paths. Bring packed lunch. Mobile phone on the day only 07510 370359. View in OpenStreetMap||13km (8 miles)||Kathy & Ken 01223 840589|
|Sat 21 Sep||Elsenham to Newport or Audley End linear||Meet at Elsenham station, map/grid ref: 195/TL533270 at 10:49 (currently catching 10:21 train from Cambridge – but check nearer the time whether autumn timetable is different). Walk through rolling Hertfordshire countryside with option to leave walk at Newport station (6 miles) or continue on to Audley End station (9 miles). Bring food & drink. View in OpenStreetMap||10or14km (6or9 miles)||Jean 01223 312974|
|Mon 23 Sep||Everton Circular||Meet by Everton Church, parking there or considerately along Church Road, map/grid ref: 208/TL203513 at 10:00. This walk is all on good tracks, mostly relatively flat along the Greensand Ridge with wide views, the Clopton Way and gently undulating through the sandy Gamlingay Heath area. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap||10km (6 miles)||Hilary & John 07875 629713|
|Sat 28 Sep||Eltisley and Caxton||Meet at the road junction near The Eltisley pub in Eltisley, map/grid ref: 208/TL272598 at 10:00. Park considerately nearby. A circular walk through undulating country. Bring food and drink. View in OpenStreetMap||11km (7 miles)||Angela 01223 840585|
|Sat 5 Oct||Newport to Great Chesterford linear||Meet at Newport station, map/grid ref: 195/TL522335 at 10:43 (currently catching 10:21 train from Cambridge – but check nearer the time whether autumn timetable is different). Station-to-station linear walk going via Saffron Walden. Depending on our walking speed, we might catch the 15:35 train back from Great Chesterford to Cambridge; if our pace is more leisurely then it would be the 16:35. Bring food & drink. View in OpenStreetMap||16km (10 miles)||Jean 01223 312974|
|Mon 7 Oct||Grantchester – Cambridge Circular||Park on road near Rupert Brooke pub, CB3 9NG, and meet at map/grid ref: 209/TL433558 at 10:00. Walk along river side and meadows on to a mystery tour of the west side of Cambridge and then returning to Grantchester via hidden passageways. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap||10km (6 miles)||Peter 07951 362501|
|Sat 12 Oct||Wicken Fen||Meet at Wicken Fen car park (£3 for non-members), map/grid ref: 226/TL565706 at 10:00, for a circular walk. After the walk we will have refreshments in the café. View in OpenStreetMap||8km (5 miles)||Chris & Ros 01353 723150|
|Mon 14 Oct||Magog Down||Meet at Magog Down car park, map/grid ref: 209/TL486532 at 10:00. A circular walk via Stapleford, the Roman Road and Wandlebury Country Park. Bring provisions. View in OpenStreetMap||8km (5 miles)||Sharon 01223 811877|
|Sat 19 Oct||Ashwell – Newnham – Hinxworth circular||Park on east end of Ashwell High Street (near URC church) map/grid ref: 193/TL269397 at 10:00. A walk to the west of Ashwell, hopefully with autumn colours. Bring food & drink. View in OpenStreetMap||14km (9 miles)||Jean 01223 312974|
|Mon 21 Oct||Chrishall Circular||Meet at Chrishall Church car park, map/grid ref: 194/TL451386 at 10:00 – donation for parking appreciated by church. This walk is mostly on good tracks and through varied and undulating landscape via Buildings End. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap||10km (6 miles)||Hilary & John 07875 629713|
|Sat 26 Oct||St Ives to Godmanchester Linear||Catch the 09:50 Guided Bus from Bay 12 at Drummer Street Bus Station and meet at St Ives Bus Station, map/grid ref: 225/TL315713 at 10:35. Walk to Godmanchester via the largest water meadow in England. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap||11km (7 miles)||Joye 07761 380314|
|Mon 28 Oct||Rampton and a new path to Cottenham||Meet at Rampton Green, map/grid ref: 225/TL427680 at 10:00, and park considerately nearby. Visiting Cottenham via a newly dedicated public bridleway, also Giants Hill and New Ground Common. (Easy to opt out after 2½ miles.) Bring snack. View in OpenStreetMap||8km (5 miles)||Janet 01223 356889|
In very severe weather conditions, please check with the leader that the walk has not been cancelled