The 2016 Autumn Programme & Newsletter are now available.
For other news items follow this link.
- Walks with the local Wildlife Trust – see News
- Just 2 twin rooms left on Spring 2017 coach/hotel trip to Pickering, Yorkshire (31st March to 2nd April). See News section.
- Bookings are also open for the Spring 2017 South West Coast Path walk – Friday 2nd to Friday 9th June, based Lynton, Devon. See News section
- The Autumn 2016 coach/hotel trip to Abingworth (14th – 16th October) is fully booked – but there is a reserve list for cancellations. See News section
- Update on a Travelodge weekend break in the New Forest, 10th to 12th March 2017 – see News; please book your own accommodation here
- Very limited availability on a 4-night hostel trip to the Brecon Beacons, Friday 28th April to Tuesday 2nd May (BH weekend) 2017; half board included. See News
- Brancaster Staithe hostel trip confirmed for 3rd to 5th February 2017 – see News
- The CRC annual subscription of £4.00 is due 1st November each year; no sub – no programme or newsletter! Please pay by Standing Order
- Two ‘budget’ trips for autumn 2016 – Maidenhead Travelodge (end Sept/early October) and sole use of Hathersage YH (early Nov); see News below
The Club has booked sole occupancy of the self-catering Hathersage Youth Hostel for the weekend Friday 4th to Sunday 6th November 2016 (2 nights). This attractive village is situated towards the north of the ‘white peak’ area, close to Frogatt Edge for fabulous views as well as Ladybower Reservoir. The walking is great in all directions. Hopefully we will also be able to see some wonderful firework displays. There are very few places left so please check with Jill before booking. The cost is £40 per person for the two nights. There are many pubs in the village for evening meals.
The Club has booked a 10 bedroom self-catering house in a wonderful position in Lynton, Devon, as our base for a week’s walking along and near the South West Coast Path – dates Friday 2nd to Friday 9th June 2017. ‘Lynhurst’ has fabulous views and offers a mix of double and twin en-suite rooms; there is one 3-bedded room, but no bunks! We plan to walk from Minehead to Woolacombe, including one or two days inland, taking advantage of some fabulous riverside paths. The Coast Path in north Devon includes the highest sections of the entire route, with sea cliffs rising to over 1,000′ at Countisbury Head and Combe Martin. So be prepared for some considerable climbs and descents. Coupled with wonderful views, this should prove a great week. We will book a private coach to take us to/from our linear walks each day and this could cost up to £75 for the week. It is possible to travel to Lynton by train (to Barnstaple) and then bus.
There are just two places left – please check with Jill on availability. The cost per person for a twin room is £140, with a deposit of £45 required to secure a booking. (The balance is due 1st March 2017). Alternatively you may want to book into a B&B; Lynhurst is next door to Sinai House B&B.
The Club has booked sole occupancy of Danywenallt Youth Hostel, near Talybont-on-Usk in the Brecon Beacons of South Wales, for 4 nights Friday April 28th to Tuesday May 2nd – including the first May Bank Holiday. The booking includes half board (breakfast and evening meal) at this secluded hostel – at very competitive rates. With small rooms on offer, the accommodation consists of 2 rooms with 3 beds and 6 rooms with 2 beds, almost all en-suite. The total cost is £130 per person for the entire stay.
There is just one female place remaining. Please send Jill a deposit of £30 to reserve it. The balance for all bookings is payable by the end of February 2017.
Nearby walking opportunities include the Pen Y Fan range, Ystradfellte waterfall country, the Beacons Way, the River Usk and Usk Valley Way as well as canal-side paths.
The Beds, Cambs & Northants Wildlife Trust organises a number of ‘walks and talks’ at local wildlife sites. Please see their website http://www.wildlifebcn.org which has an ‘Events’ listing for the Cherry Hinton chalk pits and other venues, as well as very good information. The CRC is a corporate member of the Trust and we like to support their work.
There are currently 4 places left in 2 twin bedded rooms, priced £225 per person. Full details of this trip can be found in the news section. Don’t forget deposits need to be sent to Alex Andrews by 14th August 2016 – £75 per person.
The Club has booked the Best Western Forest and Vale hotel in Pickering, Yorkshire for our Spring Hotel weekend 2017. There are 43 places in a mix of single, double and twin en-suite rooms. See http://www.bw-forestandvalehotel.co.uk/. Due to the size of the Forest and Vale hotel, additional rooms have been booked in the nearby Crossways Hotel. http://www.thecrosswayshotel.com/. All meals will be taken with the main group at the Forest and Vale hotel. The total cost for 2 nights, dinner, B&B, packed lunches on Saturday and Sunday, coach travel and gratuities is £225 per head for a shared room and £240 for a single room. To reserve your place, please send a non-refundable deposit of £75 per person to Alex Andrews (address in current Programme). Deposits are required by 14th August 2016. Cheques payable to Cambridge Rambling Club, with the balance due by 27th January 2017. Car parking details will be given later. Please include your address, email and telephone details with your deposit and any dietary requirements. As usual we hope to offer 3 different walks each day, including Friday afternoon – please let Alex know if you would be willing to lead a walk. Leaders are particularly needed for B and C walks.
Pickering is a small town on the edge of the North York Moors with excellent walking and the added attraction of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. See http://welcometopickering.co.uk/