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The 2023 Spring-Summer  Newsletter is here. Please note that we are no longer issuing printed  Programmes – see the Newsletter

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  • Sad news – David Allard and Tony Cooke
  • Balance of £100 due now for those booked on the Club’s Matlock long weekend, Friday 3rd to Monday 6th November 2023 – see News
  • New car parking arrangements at Kirtling Village Hall – see News
  • Club coach & hotel trip to Llangollen, north Wales, Friday 5th to Sunday 7th April 2024 (2 nights) – see News for more information and booking details
  • More 2024 Club holiday details – a week in Skipton, Yorkshire Dales, Friday 12th to 19th July 2024 – see News
  • ‘Budget’ trip to Wells-next-the-Sea, Friday 8th to Monday 11th March 2024 (3  nights) – see News. Club accommodation now full
  • CRC weekend trip to Harwich, Friday 26th to Sunday 28th January 2024 (2 nights) – see News
  • Booking now for CRC trip to walk the Anglesey Coast Path, 31st May to 7th June 2024 – Club accommodation now full – see News
  • Booking for Autumn Coach &  Hotel trip to Chippenham, Wilts, Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October 2023 – see News. Now full
  • Budget weekend trip to Matlock, Derbyshire: Friday 3rd to Monday 6th November 2023 (3 nights). Club-booked accommodation now full. See News
  • Calling all graphic designers – see News!
  • Guidance regarding Avian (Bird) Flu – see News
  • Items in the ‘For Sale’ section of the ‘Members’ part of the website. This is a useful way of finding a good home for quality walking gear that is no longer needed.
  • Consultation on several Cambridge ‘greenway’ commuter cycling routes  – please get involved – see News
  • Parking at Wimpole Hall for CRC groups – concession for non-NT members agreed. See News
  • ‘Don’t Lose Your Way’ – how you can help with the Ramblers’ Campaign to discover ‘lost’ paths – 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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Sad news – Tony Cooke

We have been notified that Tony Cooke, a former walker with the Wednesday B group, died recently. His funeral was on 18th September in Haslingfield. Tony  walked regularly with the group for some years, joining others from Haslingfield – Rod and Merle Barton, and Roger Clark. He was taken ill while in Australia some years ago and was unable to continue walking after that.

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Sad news – David Allard

Club members will be very sad to learn that David Allard has recently died. David was a CRC stalwart for many years; for decades he contributed walks to the Club when the only ramble on offer was on a Sunday. In recent years he has organised and led a range of very interesting annual London walks, taking over the mantle from Audrey Osborne.

David was a passionate advocate for the Ramblers Association, serving on the Royston and Hertfordshire Committees. He was a fount of knowledge on any issue relating to public rights of way and was recently honoured, at the age of 90, for his contribution to walking in his home county. It is perhaps fitting that David was found on a local footpath, close to his home.

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Long weekend ‘budget’ trip to Matlock, Derbyshire, Friday 3rd to Monday 6th November 2023 (3 nights)

The Club has booked several self-catering properties in Matlock, at the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, for a long weekend at the beginning of November 2023. There is wonderful walking close by in the National Park and we plan to offer A and B walks on Saturday and Sunday, with half day walks on both Friday and Monday. The cost per person in accommodation booked for the Club, (with singles guaranteed single occupancy of a room) is £135, the balance of £100 payable now.  Please let Jill know if you have booked independently.

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