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The 2024 Winter Newsletter is here.  Please note that we are no longer issuing printed  Programmes – see the Newsletter

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  • Very sad news – Janet Moreton. See News for funeral details, Friday 23rd February at 1.00pm
  • Help required to make the Club’s trip to Keswick, 14th to 21st September 2024, a success! See News
  • London walks to continue! Come and explore Hampstead with Marcus on Saturday 27th April 2024. For details, see News
  • Spam emails being received by Club members – Watch out! See News
  • There are still a few rooms available on the Club’s Coach & Hotel trip to Llangollen, north Wales, Friday 5th to Sunday 7th April 2024 (2 nights). See News for booking details
  • Please contribute ideas for spending the Club’s ‘Walking Partnership’ funds – see News
  • Booking has opened for the Club’s Coach & Hotel weekend trip to Harrogate, Yorkshire, Friday 18th to Sunday 20th October 2024 (2 nights). See News
  • Booking now open for long autumn weekend trip to Bishops Castle, Shropshire, 1st to 4th November 2024 (3 nights). See News
  • Booking now for CRC trip to walk the Anglesey Coast Path, 31st May to 7th June 2024 – see News
  • Summer Coach Outing to Aldeburgh now open for booking; Sunday June 23rd, with A, B and C walks. See News
  • 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 – but waiting list available
  • 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
  • New car parking arrangements at Kirtling Village Hall – 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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Very sad news – Janet Moreton

It is very sad to report that Janet Moreton has died. Janet, together with her husband Roger, looked after South Cambridgeshire’s rights of way for over 30 years as our local Ramblers’ Footpaths Secretary, resigning from this critical post only recently. Janet was a Life Member of the CRC, in recognition of the very important role she and Roger played in keeping our path network open and safeguarded against damaging changes. Janet was very recently joining Ramblers walks on a regular basis.

Janet’s funeral will be on Friday 23rd February at 1pm, at

The Lodge, Barton Glebe Woodland Burial Ground.

You can find information about how to get to Barton Glebe on the Arbory Trust home page (see the link below). The address is Comberton Road, Comberton, Cambridge CB23 7BA , off the Barton to Comberton road. Please note that car parking is limited and it would be appreciated if people coming could car share.

There will be a service in The Lodge, conducted by a Methodist Minister, followed by a burial. This is a woodland burial with all that implies. You can find out more here. There is a walk of ten minutes or so between the Lodge and the graveside. Please, therefore, wear suitable footwear if you would like to accompany Janet to the graveside. Conditions underfoot are likely to be wet and muddy.

The cemetery aims to be environmentally friendly, uses wooden plaques rather than gravestones, and even asks that flower bouquets do not use unfriendly materials like “oasis”. Rather than sending flowers, we would ask that you consider making a donation to a charity.

There will be light refreshments in the Lodge after the burial.

To help with planning numbers, it would be appreciated if anyone wishing to attend the funeral would let the organisers know, and whether just for the service or staying for the reception.

Please contact:

Adrian Conrad

020-8657-6720 or 07969-172377

email: adrian_conrad@yahoo.co.uk  (please note the underscore character)

 

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London walk details – Saturday April 27th: Hampstead, the Heath, Kenwood House and lots more…

Marcus is leading a ‘London walk’ on Saturday April 27th and these are the details. The route is around 8 miles and is a ‘sightseeing’ day, taken at a leisurely pace with lots of pauses to see places of interest.

Please make your own way to the start/finish, which is by the exit of Hampstead Heath station, which is on the ‘London Overground’ line, and NOT to be confused with Hampstead underground – a different line and place! Please be there ready to start walking at 11.00am.

The walk explores interesting architectural and historical areas of Hampstead, stopping for refreshments on the way. Next, the walk continues to West Heath, including its stunning, extensive pergola, animals, formal gardens and a lunch break at a cafe. The walk continues on through woods and grassland to Kenwood House and park, where there will be the opportunity to look at the treasures inside the house. as well as explore the precincts and have more refreshments! Entrance here is free. Next, the walk continues through the Heath onto Parliament Hill, with its magnificent views over much of London. And then we walk back to Hampstead Heath station; we should be finished by 5.00pm.

Please text Marcus in advance on 07754 100266. Come along and enjoy the day!

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Help required for the Club’s trip to Keswick, 14th to 21st September 2024!

The Club is returning to Keswick as a very popular base for its annual Lake District trip, running from Saturday 14th to 21st September 2024. Our new organiser, Susanna, is keen to put a varied programme of walks together to suit all tastes and abilities – but for that she needs the help of Club members. We would like to offer 2 or 3 walks each day, providing a choice by area and effort! It would be great if those of you who have already booked accommodation would have a think about what walk(s) you might be able to lead and let Susanna know. She can then put a draft programme together.

Could anyone who has already booked to come on the trip let Susanna know? And if you have a spare room looking for an occupant that information would be very useful – as would contact from anyone seeking a place to stay. Please let Susanna know if you are booked from Friday 13th or Saturday 14th.

Susanna can be contacted on the email address: lakes@cambridgeramblingclub.com.

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