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The 2022 Summer Newsletter is here. Please note that we are no longer issuing Programmes – see the Newsletter

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  • Booking open NOW for Summer Coach Outing to Southwold, Sunday 26th June
  • Booking open for a week’s walking on the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales, 6th to 13th May 2023. See News
  • Update on the organisation of Club walks
  • Budget trip to Sheringham, north Norfolk coast, Friday 24th to Monday 27th February 2023 (3 nights) – booking open. See News
  • Hawes, Yorkshire Dales – one room is still available on a week’s walking booked for 15th to 22nd July 2022 – see News
  • Independent outdoor shop Open Air closes down; for an update on discounts for CRC members see News
  • Parking at Wimpole Hall for CRC groups – new concession for non-NT members agreed. See News
  • Vacancy for Club’s Spring Coach and Hotel Trip Organiser(s). No Organiser – no trip! See News
  • Chisholm trail – new section for cyclists and walkers is now open – see News
  • Booking is open for the Club’s Coach & Hotel Weekend visit to Ironbridge, Friday 14th to Sunday 16th October 2022 – see News
  • View slideshow from Steve B’s talk following 2021 AGM – see News
  • ‘Don’t Lose Your Way’ – how you can help with the Ramblers’ Campaign to discover ‘lost’ paths – see News
  • Budget trip to Reading Caversham Bridge Premier Inn, Friday 28th to Monday 31st October 2022 – see News
  • CRC 2021 AGM report – see News
  • Budget trip for a week’s walking based in Dartmouth, south Devon,  Saturday 4th to Saturday 11th June 2022 – see News
  • Details of the Club’s Privacy Policy relating to managing Members’ personal data and communications is available on-line. See News and Members
  • The CRC annual subscription of £4.00 is due 1st November each year; no sub – no programme or newsletter! Payment by Standing Order preferred

 

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Hawes, Yorkshire Dales – a week’s walking15th to 22nd July 2022

The Club has booked a number of self-catering properties in Hawes and nearby Gayle, Yorkshire Dales, mostly for the week 15th to 22nd July 2022 and there is still 1 room available – but this is in a Saturday to Saturday let (16th to 23d July). You may be interested in a great base for a week, even if you don’t join us on walks!  Unless people ask to share, bookings are being taken on the basis of single room occupancy. The walking opportunities on the doorstep are wonderful! Hawes itself is a busy village with good shops and pubs/restaurants. The cost is £250 per person. Please pay in full (bank transfer preferred). For bank details please contact Jill via email: secretary@cambridgeramblingclub.com

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Parking at Wimpole Hall for organised CRC walks

Following a meeting between representatives of the Cambridgeshire Local Access Forum and the General Manager of Wimpole Hall, a special arrangement for parking at Wimpole Hall is proposed for non-NT members taking part in a pre-arranged CRC walk. Club Secretary Jill Tuffnell was at the meeting with Polly Ingham-Watts, who has recently moved to Wimpole as the General Manager. Polly explained that she has no authority to change the NT’s national policy of charging  a ‘whole property’ ticket price for individuals and families visiting the estate if they are not NT members. However, she does have some discretion to offer a much reduced entrance price of £3 to members of formally organised walking groups, provided that the visit is pre-arranged. NT members/volunteers are asked to show their cards. This charge will help support the care of the estate.

So – if any CRC group would like to take up this offer, which is being trialed for one year – they should book in advance by emailing wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk . It may be useful to cc the General Manager – polly.ingham-watts@nationaltrust.org.uk. Please give details of the date, expected arrival time and the Club’s name and walk leader. We suggest you meet on the car park side of the ‘Hardwick Gate’ visitor centre. Some of your group may be Life members of the NT which can admit a non-member free of charge.

This concessionary price is similar to the charge at the NT’s Wicken Fen car park, regularly used by the Club, which is also £3.

 

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Walking the Lleyn Peninsula Coast Path – Saturday 6th – 13th May 2023

The Club is planning a week’s holiday on the north Wales Lleyn Peninsula  in early May 2023, based in the seaside town of Criccieth. A number of self-catering properties are being reserved on behalf of Club members, but you are very welcome to book independently. It is hoped to use a private coach to enable us to walk some of the most scenic stretches of the North Wales coast path. We should also be able to explore western Snowdonia – and visit other attractions in the area, such as the Italianate village of Portmerion and Caernavon.

The cost of a week’s accommodation is £250, with a deposit of £50 payable to secure a booking. The balance will be due on 1st March 2023. All bookings are being handled by Jill; please contact her for bank details and any other information: secretary@cambridgeramblingclub.com

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