Category Archives: News

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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Summer Coach Outing to Sheringham area filling up – book NOW for Sunday 18th June

The Club’s Summer Outing to Sheringham on the north Norfolk coast on 18th June 2017 is filling up – so PLEASE book now. We will leave from Milton Park and Ride at 8.30 am, returning early evening. There are 3 … Continue reading

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Volunteers Wanted for `Trust me I `m A Doctor BBC TV Series

BBC2 is working with experts at The University of Cambridge to set up a HUGE study looking at COCONUT OIL  is it HEALTHY or is it all HYPE? We are running the study for 4 weeks over the summer and … Continue reading

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Volunteer(s) required to help organise Club Autumn Coach/Hotel weekends

After many years’ sterling service Meg let us know well in advance that the Autumn 2017 coach/hotel weekend would be the last that she was willing to organise. We asked for a volunteer – or two – to step into … 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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Club coach and hotel trip to the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October 2017

Bookings are now open for the Club’s trip to the Royal Forest of Dean, a fabulous place to visit in the Autumn. We will be staying at the historic Speech House Hotel near Coleford, Gloucestershire, .(www.thespeechhouse.co.uk). set in the heart … Continue reading

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Glossop Travelodge booking, Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October (2 nights)

The 12 rooms booked by the Club at the Glossop Travelodge, on the west of the Dark Peak area of the National Park, for the two nights Friday September 29th and Saturday September 30th, have been snapped up!   There is … Continue reading

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A week in Wensleydale, Yorkshire: Friday 11th to 18th August 2017

The Club has booked a large, self-catering house in Middleham, Wensleydale for the week Friday 11th to Friday 18th August 2017. School House – also called Yorkshire Dales House – is in the middle of this well-serviced village near Leyburn, … Continue reading

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South Downs hostel weekend – Truleigh Hill, Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November 2017

The Club has booked sole occupancy of the YHA’s newly-refurbished Truleigh Hill hostel, situated right on the South Downs Way, for the two nights Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November. The views are fantastic and there is excellent walking straight … Continue reading

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South West Coast Path walk 2nd to 9th June 2017 – now full

The Club has booked a 10 bedroom self-catering house in a wonderful position in Lynton, Devon, as our base for a week’s walking along and near the South West Coast Path – dates Friday 2nd to Friday 9th June 2017. … 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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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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Dovedale Coach Weekend – 27-29 March 2016

We enjoyed another great weekend introduction to Spring – sampling the contrasting scenery in the Dark and White Peak areas  – with many thanks to Alex for organising it. To see a selection of photos from our two longer walks: … 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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Update on discount shopping for CRC members

We have approached a couple of  relatively new outdoor gear retailers in Cambridge about offering discounts to CRC members. ‘Trespass’, which is located in the Grafton Centre, has agreed to offer a 10% discount on all full-price items and possibly … Continue reading

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‘Walking Partnership’ funding success

CRC members who have gone on ‘Ramblers Worldwide Holidays’ between 2012 and spring 2015 have earned the Club £1,260 – the second highest payment to any group in the country. The money has been invested in a number of projects, … Continue reading

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