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Walking Programme

Brampton Wood
Brampton Wood

Click here to download the November 2018 to April 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.

Walks Programme Map
Walk Programme Map

See Walk Programme Map to see a map of where the walks are occurring.

 

 

 

 

Sat 27 Apr Blunham-Moggerhanger-Great Barford Circular Meet at Blunham Church in Park Lane (MK44 3NQ), map/grid ref: 208/TL153511 at 10:30. Hoping for bluebells in Moggerhanger Park and maybe a glimpse of a kingfisher by the Ivel river. Walk can be shortened to 11km (7 miles), by missing out river Ivel section when we get back to Blunham. Bring food & drink, and note start time. View in OpenStreetMap 14km (9 miles) Jean 01223 312974
Mon 29 Apr Bourn Meet at Bourn Village Hall car park, map/grid ref: 208/TL324565 at 10:00. Circular walk through varied landscape via Longstowe on good tracks. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 10km (6 miles) Hilary & John 07875 629713
Sat 4 May Sandon – Cottered – Rushden Circular Meet at Sandon village green, map/grid ref: 194/TL321344 at 10:00. A walk through pleasant North Herts countryside and villages, which should take about 5 hours. Bring food & drink. View in OpenStreetMap 16km (10 miles) Jean 01223 312974
Mon 6 May Eltisley/Caxton Circular Park by Green near The Eltisley pub and meet at map/grid ref: 208/TL271596, PE19 6TG, at 10:00. Walk takes us over rolling countryside to Caxton church, returning via Caxton drift. Bring snack. View in OpenStreetMap 10km (6 miles) Peter 07951 362501
Sat 11 May Waterbeach to Ely Linear Meet at Waterbeach railway station (train from Cambridge 09:35, from Cambridge North 09:38, but check), map/grid ref: 226/TL500650 at 10:00. From Cambridge, get a return ticket to Ely, but alight at Waterbeach. By car: park in Waterbeach Station car park (postcode CB5 9HT, cost £2) or nearby. Walk along the river to Ely railway station. Bring rations. Refreshments are available at Ely station. View in OpenStreetMap 18km (11 miles) Iain 07708 417205
Sat 18 May Stow-cum-Quy Circular Meet at Drummer Street Bus Station Bay 9 at 09:45 for the 09:50 bus No.11 to Quy or park in Orchard Street (just off Church Road), map/grid ref: 209/TL515600 in time for the start of the walk from there at 10:15. Walk to Anglesey Abbey, lunch available or bring rations, and shorter afternoon walk back to Quy. View in OpenStreetMap 11km (7 miles) Joye 07761 380314
Mon 20 May Elsworth Circular Meet by lay-by, park there or considerately on Brook Street to south, map/grid ref: 225/TL317636 at 10:00. This is a gently undulating walk through a variety of landscapes including Overhall Grove Nature Reserve and RSPB Hope Farm and via Knapwell. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 11km (6½ miles) Hilary & John 07875 629713
Sat 25 May Linton Circular Meet at Linton Health Centre car park, map/grid ref: 209/TL562468 at 10:00. Hilly walk via Hadstock. Bring packed lunch. Mobile phone on the day only 07510 370359. View in OpenStreetMap 13km (8 miles) Kathy & Ken 01223 840589
Mon 27 May Toft Circular Spring Bank Holiday around Toft woods and meadows. Meet at Toft green triangle, map/grid ref: 209/TL360562 at 10:00. Park considerately nearby. All day walk – bring festive lunch to enjoy in new picnic field with seating. View in OpenStreetMap 11km (7 miles) Janet 01223 356889
Sat 1 Jun Saxon Street Meet near The Reindeer Pub on The Street in Saxon Street, map/grid ref: 210/TL679595 at 10:00. Park considerately nearby. Circular walk via Ditton Green, Woodditton and Icknield Way Path. Bring food and drink. View in OpenStreetMap 13km (8 miles) Angela 01223 840585
Mon 3 Jun Sutton/Potton Circular Park considerately on road near John O’Gaunt pub, High Street, Sutton, SG19 2NE, and meet at map/grid ref: 208/TL223473 at 10:00. Scenic walk through woodland to Potton, stopping at market square for coffee. Returning via Pegnut Wood. View in OpenStreetMap 9 km (5½ miles) Peter 07951 362501
Sat 8 Jun Reach circular Meet on the Green in Reach, map/grid ref: 226/TL566662 at 10:00. Walk via Burwell and Swaffham Prior. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 10km (6½ miles) Ruth 01223 262046
Sat 15 Jun St Ives and the Great Ouse Meet by the bicycle stands at St Ives Park and Ride PE27 4LG, map/grid ref: 225/TL320708 at 10:00. Parking is free or travel by guided bus – frequent services from central Cambridge. Walk by the Great Ouse and continue to the Hemingfords and Houghton Mill. Return by the thicket path. Food and drink available for lunch at the Houghton Mill National Trust tearoom. View in OpenStreetMap 14km (8½ miles) Paul S 07780 963519
Sat 22 Jun Audley End and Newport Meet at Audley End Station, map/grid ref: 195/TL517363 via the train from Cambridge. 09:30 train from Cambridge arrives at 09:46 (but check). Circular walk to Newport and Debden Water. Bring picnic lunch. View in OpenStreetMap 11km (7 miles) Janet 01223 356889
Mon 24 Jun Hatley St George Circular Meet at one of lay-bys next to telephone box and PO, map/grid ref: 208/TL282509 at 10:00. Walk over undulating landscape and part of Clopton Way. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 11km (6½ miles) Hilary & John 07875 629713
Sat 29 Jun A Linear Walk from Royston Meet at Royston bus station, map/grid ref: 209/TL357404 at 09:30. Take Guided Bus A from Trumpington P&R to Royston at 08:56. (Bus stops at Histon at 08:10, New Square at 08:24 and many more – see timetable) or park at Royston bus station car park (charge £3:80). Walk to Reed, Buckland, Chipping, Buntingford. Lunch stop pub does not serve food but own sandwiches may be eaten in garden. 15:46 bus back to Royston bus station arriving 16:16. Also on map 194. View in OpenStreetMap 15km (9 miles) David 01763 242677
Mon 1 Jul Stow-cum-Quy Circular Park on road near the Swan pub Main Street, CB25 9AB, and meet at map/grid ref: 209/TL521605 at 10:00. Meadow and river-side walk to Anglesey Abbey. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 9km (5½ miles) Peter 07951 362501
Sat 6 Jul Litlington – Steeple/Guilden Morden Circular Meet at the village sign on the small triangular green situated between Middle Street and Church Street, Litlington, map/grid ref: 208/TL312426 at 10:00. Park alongside the green or further along Church Street. A walk in the gentle low-lying countryside of the Cam valley in southwest Cambridgeshire, taking in three pleasant villages. Bring food & drink. View in OpenStreetMap 12km (7½ miles) Jean 01223 312974
Mon 8 Jul Cornish Hall End Circular Meet near the Horse and Groom pub, parking considerately in the road, map/grid ref: 195/TL683365 at 10:00. Walk through pleasant Essex countryside. Bring coffee-time snack. View in OpenStreetMap 9km (5½ miles) Penny 01371 810306
Sat 13 Jul Bishops Stortford Station to Roydon Station Take train from Cambridge station at 09:30 arrive at Bishops Stortford 10:25. Or meet at Bishops Stortford station, map/grid ref: 195/TL492209, postcode CM23 5NF, at 10:30. Linear walk along the Stort Navigation towpath past 13 locks through Hertfordshire and Essex. Return to Cambridge station from Roydon station. Bring provisions, café at end of walk. View in OpenStreetMap 19km (12 miles) Sharon 01223 811877
Mon 15 Jul Royston Wild Flowers A Wild Flower Walk at Therfield Heath and Nature Reserve – not quite the same walk as the popular expedition last year! Meet at Heath Car Park, Royston, map/grid ref: 209/TL347406 at 10:00. Also need map 194. Bring a snack and you may wish to lunch in Royston. View in OpenStreetMap 7km (4 miles) Janet 01223 356889
Sat 20 Jul Barrington-Shepreth Circular Meet in car park opposite the church, map/grid ref: 209/TL396498 at 10:00. Bring packed lunch. Mobile phone on the day only 07510 370359. View in OpenStreetMap 11km (7 miles) Kathy & Ken 01223 840589
Mon 22 Jul Haddenham Circular Park on road south of junction of Aldreth Road & Linden End, map/grid ref: 226/TL462750 at 10:00. Walk via Wilburton with views of Ely Cathedral and across the Ouse Valley. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 10km (6 miles) Hilary & John 07875 629713
Sat 27 Jul The Sporting Times A circular walk from Putney encompassing the Cambridge-Oxford boat race route. Catch the 08:44 train from Cambridge (08:32 from Cambridge North) to King’s Cross for arrival at 09:33 or meet under the departure boards nearest to the main exit at King’s Cross, map/grid ref: 173/TQ302831 at 09:45. Then on to Putney Bridge Underground station, (One day travel card suggested). Return from Putney Bridge. Bring rations. Drinks available en-route. (check train times) View in OpenStreetMap 11km (7 miles) Joye 07761 380314
Mon 29 Jul Gt Abington to Stapleford Linear Meet outside the school at Great Abington, map/grid ref: 209/TL533488 at 10:00. Bus Citi13 leaves Drummer Street at 09:30 and stops many times along the route, notably at Addenbrooke’s bus station and on the main road outside the Babraham Road P&R site. (Check bus times). A walk through the Abingtons, Babraham to Stapleford, pleasant arable, pastures and young woodland. One high bridge to climb over the A11! Stapleford has Citi7 bus every 20 minutes to Addenbrooke’s and Cambridge centre. Bring provisions. View in OpenStreetMap 8or10km (5or6 miles) Janet 01223 356889
Sat 3 Aug Everton and Sandy Warren Meet at Church Road, Everton, parking carefully at the northerly end near the church, map/grid ref: 208/TL203513, at 10:00. Circular walk in Bedfordshire countryside including Sandy Warren and part of Greensand Ridge Walk. Bring packed lunch and drink. View in OpenStreetMap 15km (10 miles) Paul C 01223 248249
Mon 5 Aug Thriplow Circular Park on road near Green Man pub, SG8 7RJ, and meet at map/grid ref: 209/TL436466 at 10:00. Walking through the pretty village with a wide range of architecture and gardens. Bring rations. View in OpenStreetMap 8km (5 miles) Peter 07951 362501
Sat 10 Aug Shudy Camps Circular Meet at Shudy Camps Church, map/grid ref: 210/TL620444 at 10:00. Walk via Ashdon where refreshments are available at the pub or bring packed lunch. View in OpenStreetMap 14m (9 miles) Roger L 01799 584563
Sat 17 Aug Furneux Pelham – Albury – Stocking Pelham Meet at Furneux Pelham Church, map/grid ref: 194/TL432279 at 10:30. A circular walk through rolling Hertfordshire countryside and attractive villages, which should take about 4½ hours. Bring food & drink. Please note start time. View in OpenStreetMap 14km (9 miles) Jean 01223 312974
Mon 19 Aug Finchingfield Circular Meet on The Green in Finchingfield, map/grid ref: 195/TL685328 at 10:00. Walk to The Blue Egg for coffee. View in OpenStreetMap 9km (5½ miles) Penny 01371 810306
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

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