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The 2019 Summer Programme and Newsletter are now available.
- ‘Photos’ by Jenny and Paul from Jill’s NW Cornwall coast path walking week now published.
- Joan Chapman’s Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s Research UK – Sunday 15th September 2019; see News
- The winner of the Ramblers’ Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood award for 2019 was announced on Wednesday 10th July – Falkirk. But listen to Jill on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire (see link) to hear why Cambridge made it onto the shortlist of 10 out of 80 contenders
- Great Malvern coach/hotel weekend Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October 2019, (2 nights). There are two rooms still available on this trip. A, B and C walks each day. See News
- Lammas Land car park – new Pay & Display charges start 15th July 2019, with longer opening hours. See News
- A week’s walking on the Ceredigion coast path in Wales, Friday 5th to 12th June 2020. Booking now open – see News
- A week’s walking based in Whitby, North Yorkshire, Friday 9th to Friday 16th August 2019. see News
- A long weekend in Southwold, Suffolk, Friday 7th to Monday 10th February 2020 (3 nights) – see News
- Stratford upon Avon budget weekend Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March 2020, based at Premier Inn Central. See News
- Cheltenham base selected for budget weekend trip to the Cotswolds, Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd November 2019 – see News for booking options
- Conwy is the base for an early May weekend trip in 2020 – Friday 1st to Monday 4th (3 nights). See News for details
- Parking charge of £3.00 introduced at Magog Down car park – see News
- The CRC annual subscription of £4.00 is due 1st November each year; no sub – no programme or newsletter! Payment by Standing Order preferred
The Club has booked two properties in central Whitby, on the north Yorkshire coast, for the week Friday 9th to Friday 16th August 2019 at a cost of £195 per person for the week. The accommodation is of very high quality and close to the coast. The local walking is great and very varied; the coast path (part of the Cleveland Way), provides at least three days walking and the north York moors are on our doorstep. Whitby can be accessed by public transport from Cambridge. Please let Jill know if you have booked independent accommodation.
Former CRC member Joan Chapman is being remembered in a sponsored 10 mile walk on Sunday 15th September 2019, visiting the Grantchester and Barton countryside. The walk , which will take place between 10.00 and 14.30, takes a picturesque route where the rivers Cam and Granta merge, meandering through lush meadows and woodland, away from the busy City centre. The entry fee is £10 and each participant must return a completed registration form. The charity being supported is the Alzheimer’s Research UK, supporting research into dementia. For more information please contact Lesley Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org . See https://justgiving.com/teams/JoansMemoryWalk2019
The Ramblers’ Association has recently run a competition to identify Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood – and Cambridge City was successful in making it to the last 10 out of 80 contenders! The winner, Falkirk, was decided by popular vote on the Ramblers’ website and was announced on Wednesday 10th July at the House of Commons. The Ramblers’ website shows the 10 urban neighbourhoods which made it through tough competition to the short list. A video film was made to showcase just why each neighbourhood has been proposed and CRC (and Ramblers) members Jill and Jane appear in the Cambridge film. Many of us take Cambridge for granted – but what other cities or towns offer such wonderful green commons and open spaces so close to the centre? On a Spring day, what urban views are better than the scene when walking along the Backs? And the city centre does a good job on keeping traffic at bay.
Listen to Jill Tuffnell talking to Mark Liversidge on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire