• The first 2015 Newsletter & Programme are now online!
  • Please note corrections to printed Winter 2015 Programme – see below
  • AGM 2014 report
  • New for Ramblers Association members – see below
  • ‘Hundred Parishes’ organisation – website useful for walks
  • Budget weekend at Dorking, North Downs 16th – 18th October 2015 (Dorking Travelodge)
  • New Trumpington Country Park to open next spring
  • Vacancies  at Wells-next-the-Sea hostel trip in early 2015
  • Restrictions on access to Fulbourn Nature Reserve – walks’ leaders please note
  • Walking opportunities from Wicken Fen – also new ‘Rothschild Way’ opens
  • Cornish coast path trip June 2015
  • North Wales walking near Cadair Idris May 2015 , based Corris
  • Summer 2015 – budget trip to Currer Laithe Farm, near Keighley and Haworth, Yorkshire – see News section
  • Booking open for October 2015 coach weekend to Bourton on the Water
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News for all Ramblers Association members

Many CRC members are also individual members of the national Ramblers’ Association – and you can help shape the future of the organisation. The 2015 Ramblers’ General Council is being held at Robinson College Cambridge on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March. First of all, the Association is seeking help from local members in a number of administrative tasks, such as meeting/greeting and visitor registration on Saturday, as well as helping with general duties such as vote counting etc on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning. Please let Jill know if you would like to help; if so, when you are available.

Secondly, the Association has recently circulated two important reports for consultation. The first concerns the overall ‘vision’ of the Ramblers, looking up to ten years ahead. The second is concerned with the detailed governance of the organisation. Discussion of these documents will be a key part of the General Council meeting.

You can download the proposals by following these links. The proposal documents both include information on how to feedback:

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The ‘Hundred Parishes Society’ – useful information on walks and facilities

The ‘Hundred Parishes Society’ mainly covers parishes in north Essex, but also extends into Cambridgeshire, including Hildersham, Linton and Bartlow. The principal aim is educational – in particular to spread the word about the area’s rich heritage. The website provides a page of information for each parish, including up-to-date facilities such as pubs and tea shops. It also includes a number of walks, principally from and to railway stations in parishes on the Cambridge to Liverpool Street line. Please visit the website,,

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Corrections to new CRC Winter 2015 Programme – Sunday 5th, Wednesday 8th April

Can you please make a couple of important amendments to your Winter 2015 Programme? Prior to printing one walk was added a second time and one line was mistakenly deleted from the copy! Firstly the date Sunday 5th April (Easter) should have just one ‘B’walk; the ‘C’ walk should be deleted (as it is actually on offer on Wednesday 29th April). Secondly, the date Wednesday 8th is missing under ‘APRIL’ – and with it the A walk for that day. The A walk is at Gazeley, 12 miles, leaving at 10.00 and will be led by Graham; his phone number is 07720 699730. The walks listed on the printed programme for B-all Wicken, B-am Barrington and C Stapleford are all taking place on Wednesday 8th, and not Sunday 5th, as suggested. Many apologies

Please also note that the phone number of Sue, our Thursday evening walks’ Secretary, is 01223 276773.

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Budget weekend October 16-18 at Dorking confirmed

A booking has been made for 9 rooms at Dorking Travelodge from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October 2015. This centrally located accommodation is 1 mile from Dorking station – and within easy reach of the North Downs, including Leith Hill, Box Hill and Polesdon Lacey (National Trust). Each room cost £72 for the 2-night stay; 3 rooms are booked as singles/doubles and 6 are booked as twins. Consequently if booking for single occupancy the cost is £72; as a twin/double the cost is £36 per person. Unfortunately there is no restaurant on site, although a ‘breakfast box’ can be ordered. There is free on-site parking for the first 55 cars – so best to arrive around 3.00pm, when access to the rooms is available. Please let Jill know if you would like to book a room.

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