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Coach and hotel weekend trip to Llandridnod Wells, mid Wales, Friday 12th to Sunday 14th October 2018 (2 nights

The club has booked The Metropole Hotel and Spa in the town of Llandridnod Wells in Mid Wales. There are 45 places in a mix of single, double and twin en-suite rooms. See www.metropole.co.uk . This is a spa town on the … Continue reading

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2017 Club AGM – 2.30pm Saturday 25th November, St James Church, Wulfstan Way Cambridge

The official business (starting at 2.30pm promptly) and refreshment break will be followed by a talk on First Aid by Sue Clements. Sue’s presentation will focus on identifying if the injury or medical problem can be dealt with by those … Continue reading

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CRC COACH AND HOTEL WEEKEND 6-8 April 2018 Craiglands Hotel Ilkley

There are very few places available on this trip – one twin room and a female share place in a twin room.   Full details are in the 2017 Autumn Newsletter and below.   The total cost for 2 nights, dinner, B&B, … Continue reading

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Pembrokeshire coast path walk, Friday 18th to Friday 25th May 2018 – update

As advertised in the current newsletter, the Club is organising a week’s walking along the fabulous north Pembrokeshire coast path in May 2018. The three self-catering properties booked by the Club in and near Newport are now full. For those … Continue reading

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Latest News

For more details on all news items follow this link. The 2017 Autumn Programme and Newsletter are now available. CRC 2017 AGM – Saturday 25th November, St James Church Cambridge at 2.30pm. Please come and support your Committee and learn about First Aid … Continue reading

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Sad news – Roy Pleasance

We have recently learnt that Roy Pleasance died in late August and his funeral was at the end of September. Roy played a major role in the Club in the 1980s and 1990s, including the organisation of several trips to … Continue reading

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Blaxhall YH, Suffolk – Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th February 2018 (2 nights)

The Club has booked exclusive use of Blaxhall YH, near Snape and Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast, in early February 2018. The hostel is comfortable with several lounges and is almost next door to The Ship Inn for evening meals … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Castle Shropshire – Friday 6th to Friday 13th July 2018

The Club has booked sole use of the Old Schoolhouse and adjoining cottage for a week in early July 2018 – Friday 6th to Friday 13th. Bishop’s Castle in Shropshire  is well-placed for excellent walks close by, including Clun,  Offa’s … Continue reading

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Sad news – Ron Bailey

Ron Bailey, one of the Club’s most active and long-standing members, died on 9th May, aged 101, just 3 days after his birthday. The funeral service will be held at 3.00pm on Tuesday 6th June at the West Suffolk Crematorium … Continue reading

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Llangollen hostel trip Friday 4th to Monday 7th May 2018 (3 nights)

The Club is returning to the very comfortable 8 bedroom Llangollen hostel for the first Bank Holiday weekend in May 2018. We have exclusive use of this centrally-located house. There are two double rooms; other rooms are mainly for a … Continue reading

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Wirksworth, Peak District – 3 nights at Sycamore Farm, Friday 16th to Monday 19th March 2018

The Club has booked 3 adjoining self-catering premises at Sycamore Farm in Ashleyhay, near Wirksworth in the southern part of the Peak District, for 3 nights Friday 16th to Monday 19th March 2018. The accommodation is on an eco-farm, right … Continue reading

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2016 AGM report

Many thanks to everyone who came to the Club’s AGM on Saturday 19th November; your support is very much appreciated by the Committee. Following reports on the past year and an overview of future events, the meeting considered donations. Our … Continue reading

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Lakes week 2017 – Saturday 9th to 16th September, Windermere [now filled]

The Club’s 2017 Lake District walking week is shifting its base to the southern lakes. We have selected the busy town of Windermere, easily accessible by train and close to such classic walks as the Kentmere Round, the Conistone hills … Continue reading

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For sale – boots and gaiters

1 pair Scarpa boots size 43 never worn (blue, gortex) LITE TREK GTX –  £20 ono 1 pair gaiters (to knees) – £1 1 pair gaiters just covering socks – £1 Please contact Pat on  pat_motherwell@hotmail.com if interested

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Sad news – Bill Willows

CRC members will be very sad to hear that Bill Willows has died after a short illness. Bill was a regular Wednesday walker for a long time and a good friend to many. Bill’s funeral is a private family occasion. … Continue reading

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Sad news

We have been notified of the deaths of two former CRC members – Ray Kemp and Bridget Perry. Bridget’s funeral was held in December 2015; unfortunately there is no more information available regarding Ray. Bridget was a regular Club walker … Continue reading

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Jean Harlow

Pam writes: Jean Harlow was a Wednesday A walker from Saffron Walden long ago.  She will be remembered by we older walkers.  Jean, a Vicar’s wife and Welsh, certainly enlivened all the walks she took part in.  She also led … Continue reading

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Annual CRC Subscriptions now due!

Just a reminder that the annual 2015/16 CRC subscription was due on 1st November. If you haven’t paid you won’t receive the winter 2016 Programme and Newsletter. So – to make sure you are kept in touch – PLEASE switch to a … Continue reading

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2015 Annual General Meeting

After 10 years sterling service Simon Watkins has retired from the critical post of Club Treasurer; he was thanked for his commitment with the granting of Honorary Life Membership. Our new Treasurer is Jim Rickard, a regular Wednesday ‘A’ walker. … Continue reading

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CRC funds new kissing gate in Coton

Funds received by the Club from Ramblers Holidays via the ‘Walking Partnership’ scheme have paid for a new kissing gate in Coton, replacing a high stile. This means that a very pleasant path, which runs from south of the church, … Continue reading

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Lakes trip September 2016

Following the success of this year’s Lakes trip the Club has decided to return to Keswick as our base for the week Friday 9th to 16th September 2016. More information will be published on the website and in the Club … Continue reading

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