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The 2023 Winter Newsletter is here. Please note that we are no longer issuing Programmes – see the Newsletter

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  • Club trip to Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales, 23rd to 30th June 2023; one room still available to book for couple or single person. See News
  • Booking is now open for Autumn Coach &  Hotel trip to Chippenham, Wilts, Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October 2023 – see News
  • More sad news – Tony & Kathy Neeves. See News
  • Budget weekend trip organised to Matlock, Derbyshire: Friday 3rd to Monday 6th November 2023 (3 nights). See News
  • Calling all graphic designers – see News!
  • Booking now closed for the Coach & Hotel Weekend trip to Eastbourne, Friday 24th to Sunday 26th March 2023 –  see News
  • Guidance regarding Avian (Bird) Flu – see News
  • The current closure of Gransden and Waresley Woods – 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
  • Weekend walking trip to Dover on the Kent coast – Friday 27th to Sunday 29th January 2023 (2 nights) – see News
  • Club accommodation now full on the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales trip, 6th to 13th May 2023. See News for more information
  • Budget trip to Sheringham, north Norfolk coast, Friday 24th to Monday 27th February 2023 (3 nights). 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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Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales – late June 2023 week’s trip; one room available

The Club is offering a week’s walking from Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales from Friday 23rd to 30th June 2023, once again using self-catering accommodation. The cost is £250 per person if staying in accommodation booked on behalf of the Club. One property is a Saturday (June 24th) let; please let Jill know if this is your preference. Ingleton has beautiful waterfalls near by and is close to two of the Yorkshire  ‘3 peaks’ – Ingleborough and Whernside.

Due to a cancellation there is one room in a Friday to Friday letting still available, which would suit a couple or someone on their own. Please contact Jill if you would like to book it; a £50 deposit is required. Please let Jill know if you have reserved your own accommodation .

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Spring Coach and Hotel Trip to Eastbourne, Friday 24th to Sunday 26th March 2023 (2 nights)

Booking is now closed for this trip ; all rooms have been reservedand we have a waiting list.

It’s great to be able to announce that the Club is running a ‘Coach & Hotel’ trip to Eastbourne in late March 2023; many thanks to Helen for taking over the reins as Spring Trips’ Organiser!

Eastbourne claims to be the sunniest town in the UK and is the perfect place to take a short break – lying on the South coast near the beautiful rolling downland of the South Downs and iconic Seven Sisters chalk cliffs around Beachy Head. This variety of landscape gives us the chance to plan a range of A, B & C walks to suit all tastes and abilities, although some ramblers might prefer to enjoy the attractions of the town and surrounding area.

We will stay at the Lansdowne Hotel, Eastbourne , a traditional Victorian Hotel set directly on the seafront west of the Pier.  All rooms are now taken.

We will leave Bottisham at 10.00 on the morning of Friday 24th March and plan to arrange car parking near to the coach pick up point, (at a cost of £10 per car). We will stop en-route at Sheffield Park Gardens, see , with its attractive gardens, parkland and four lakes. Entry to the Gardens costs £14 for those who are not National Trust Members, (although  NT Life Members will be able to get in one non-member as a guest). There are also waymarked routes and a cafe outside the formal gardens for anyone not wanting to explore the extensive gardens.

On Saturday all 3 walks will follow parts of the South Downs Way; the longer A walk will include the Cuckmere Valley before joining the B walk route at Exceat Bridge, then both groups walk over the famous Seven Sisters to Burling Gap. From this starting point for the C walkers, all 3 walks will climb up to Beachy Head and then descend through parkland to the esplanade along Eastbourne’s shore. On Sunday 3 walks of different lengths will start and finish at the attractive village of Alfriston. We will return to Bottisham on the evening of 26th March.

The cost of the weekend, including two nights’ accommodation, breakfast, dinner and two packed lunches, coach and gratuities is £230 per person for a shared room or small single room, or £260 for single occupancy of a double or twin room.

Bookings please to Helen Greathead at . A non-refundable deposit of £75 is to be paid to the Club’s account at booking, preferably by bank transfer, with the final payment to be made by Monday 20th February 2023. The bank account details are available from Helen; please reference ‘Eastbourne’.

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More sad news – Kathy and Tony Neeves

It is very sad to report the deaths of both Tony and Kathy Neeves.   More information is available from Mark on 07591 221870. Both Kathy and Tony were regular walkers with the Club for many years

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