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  • The first 2015 Newsletter & Programme are now online!
  • Final payments for March coach weekend trip to the Longmynd Hotel Church Stretton are due 2nd February – see below
  • Sourcing Overshoes ; useful strong disposable overshoes available at a reasonable price from Amazon
  • Please note corrections to printed Winter 2015 Programme – see below
  • AGM 2014 report
  • ‘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
  • 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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Sad news – Gerald Hall

Many long-standing CRC members will remember Gerald Hall; until a few years ago he was a regular Wednesday A walker and leader. It is with sadness that we record his death at the age of 83. His funeral will be a quiet ‘family only’ affair. We will always recall Gerald as being good company.

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Anglesey Abbey snowdrop festival – extended opening hours

Anglesey Abbey’s annual ‘snowdrop festival’ starts on Monday 26th January and runs through to Sunday 1st March. The property opens earlier than usual at 9,30am each day, closing at 16.30, (last entry 16.00). There is a new link path open between the rose garden and the Narcissus garden; this means that there are now over 5k of decent paths that can be walked inside the gardens. Maps can be picked up at Reception – which also show where snowdrops can be seen at their best.

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FINAL REMINDER – Payments due for March 27th to 29th coach weekend

Final payments for the Spring coach weekend trip to the Longmynd Hotel, Church Stretton are  due by 2nd February.   Please see Spring Newsletter for details.

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Rhapsody in Green – a drama about John Muir; Stapleford Granary 7.30pm, Friday 13th March

John Muir explored the forests and glaciers of the Pacific North West and inspired
environmental thinking all over the world. He saved the life of his friend, the Reverend Samuel Hall Young, on a mountain top in Alaska and rescued Young’s dog, a plucky wee terrier, called Stickeen, from a glacier crevasse. In this moving new drama, Sam Young, played by Mike Maran, remembers the life of his friend. The play is being produced with support from the ACE Foundation at the Stapleford Granary on Friday 13th March at 7.30pm.

Book online at or phone 01223 849004

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River Cam Clean-up, Saturday March 28th

Unsightly rubbish along the Cam is a long-standing problem – but once a year volunteers are organised to help clear it up. This year’s ‘River Cam Clean-up’ is on Saturday 28th March from 10.00 to 12.30, with a free barbeque to follow. Gloves, bags and litter-pickers are provided. The River Cam Conservancy hopes that 200 volunteers can be recruited this year – so, if you have a few hours to spare, please visit their website and sign up; go to ‘Events’ and select ‘Cam Clean-up’ to register. You can choose which stretch of the river you would prefer to help clear, from Byron’s Pool, along the Upper River, past the Backs, Midsummer and Stourbridge Commons or along the Lower River as far as Clayhithe.

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