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  • Summer programme and newsletter now online, also Etiquette for walkers!
  • Booking details for Summer coach outing to Hunstanton, Sunday 28th June
  • Two new hostel weekend trips now booked: Thurlby, Lincs in November 2015 & Sheringham, Norfolk in February 2016 – see below
  • Sourcing Overshoes ; useful strong disposable overshoes available at a reasonable price from Amazon
  • Budget weekend at Dorking, North Downs 16th – 18th October 2015 (Dorking Travelodge)
  • Walking opportunities from Wicken Fen – also the new 36m  ‘Rothschild Way’ opens
  • Cornish coast path trip June 2015
  • Summer 2015 – budget trip to Currer Laithe Farm, near Keighley and Haworth, Yorkshire
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The Bartlow 3 Counties Charity Walk – Sunday 3rd May

The annual Bartlow Charities’ walk takes place on Sunday 3rd May, offering walks of 13, 9, 6 and 1.5 miles, including some paths which are not regular public rights of way. The walks start from a central paddock and pass close to Bartlow church – with an opportunity to see the newly-cleaned medieval wall paintings. The charities supported by this year’s event are Addenbrooke’s Palliative Care team, Linton Health Centre and Bartlow Church restoration. Please visit the website: www.bartlow.org.uk where you will also find comprehensive details of the event, including an opportunity to pre-register online.  To support the charities with a donation if you can’t be there, please visit: www.virginmoneygiving.com/bartlowwalk. And if you can help with administation but not walk,  please email bartlow3countieswalk@outlook.com. There will be refreshments and entertainment on offer after the walk.

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Additional Sunday ‘A’ walk – Easter, April 5th – Ashley, near Newmarket

Jill is leading an extra ‘A’ walk of 16.5 miles on Easter Sunday, April 5th. There will be a pick-up at Harvey Road in Cambridge at 8.45; otherwise please meet near The Crown pub in Ashley  (east of Newmarket) around 9.20. The walk includes the Red Lion pub at Kirtling for a drink at lunch time; it uses a number of new paths on the Cambs/Suffolk border. Jill welcomes another car for the Harvey Road pick-up.

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Corris hostel trip, 1st Spring Bank Holiday 2015

We have booked the entire privately-owned Corris hostel for the Club, in a village close to Cadair Idris, Dollgellau and Machynellth for the 4 nights Thursday April 30th  to Monday 4th May 2015. As well as Snowdonia mountains, it is easy to access the coast south of Barmouth, including several RSPB reserves, such as Golden Valley. Bookings are now closed but Jill maintains a waiting list for cancellations.

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Autumn 2015: Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th October – Coach hotel weekend to Bourton on the Water

The Club has booked sole occupancy in HF’s charming ancient Country House situated in this picturesque and popular north Cotswolds village, which is one of a delightful collection of towns and villages that make the Cotswolds justly famous. There are stunning walks for all abilities right on the doorstep and further afield, including the ‘chocolate box’ villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter, following the Windrush Valley, Stow-on-the-Wold, Sherborne and fantastic panoramic views from the hills and ridgetops near Broadway and Chipping Camden. We plan to provide 3 walks each day as well as a walk on arrival on Friday afternoon.

All places have now been booked, but if you would like to be on a cancellation waiting list please contact Meg.  For those who have already booked, please pay the balance due by 1st August. (For Meg’s address, please see your CRC Programme).

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Cornish Coast Path walk 8 nights June 5th (Friday) to 13th (Saturday) 2015

Following the successful trip to the Penzance peninsula this spring, we have decided to walk another fabulous stretch of the South West coast path in spring 2015. This time we will avoid half-term/Spring bank holiday! The plan is to walk from the Helford River east, covering most of the coast to the Cremyll Ferry near Plymouth. We can again travel by train – this time starting at Falmouth and finishing at Looe, where there are branchline connections to the mainline. We will make use of a local baggage carrier, buses, ferries,  taxis etc – so please be aware that these costs may be significant.

We have booked 3 nights at the independent Falmouth Backpackers hostel, Then we move onto Boswinger YH for 2 nights. Finally we move on to very high quality self-catering accommodation in west Looe for 3 nights. Here we have booked a fantastic house called The Clipper; most rooms have sea views. It will probably put most of us off ever staying in a hostel again! We are now full, although Jill holds a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Please contact Jill for final balance details, as well as travel options.

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