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Cotswolds CirencesterTravelodge weekend, Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th November 2018

The Club has booked several rooms at the Cirencester Travelodge over the first weekend in November 2018, (2 nights), but all double rooms have been taken. Just one ‘family’ room for two people sharing, at a cost of £78, or … 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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New Coordinator for 2018 Lakes Week (8th-15th September 2018) – UPDATE

We plan to return to Windermere from Saturday 8th to Saturday 15th September this year. Jenny is being assisted this year by Susan Goodrich who will then take over as Coordinator for the 2019 Lakes Week.  Early booking of accommodation … Continue reading

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Dorothy Alderson – sad news

In the 1970s the Club’s President was Dorothy Alderson, a very keen and enthusiastic walker and Life Member who in more recent years lived in Yorkshire. We have just learnt that Dorothy died on 20th December, aged 94. Dorothy retained … 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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Coach and hotel weekend trip to Llandrindod 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 Llandrindod 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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CRC COACH AND HOTEL WEEKEND 6-8 April 2018 Craiglands Hotel Ilkley

All places booked by the Club have now been reserved, but there is a waiting list in case of cancellations.   Full details are in the 2017 Autumn Newsletter and below.   The total cost for 2 nights, dinner, B&B, packed lunches … 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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Summer Coach Outing to Sheringham – Sunday, 18 June

Click here  to see some images of a very warm day’s walking, posted by Paul Jack.

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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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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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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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