News

  • The Autumn programme & Newsletter are now online.
  • Places still available on Malhamdale coach weekend October 2014 – URGENT!
  • Cornish coast path trip June 2015 – see news section
  • North Wales walking near Cadair Idris May 2015 , based Corris – see news section
  • March 2015 coach weekend to Church Stretton, Shropshire – see below
  • Booking open for October 2015 coach weekend to Bourton on the Water
  • Lakes week 2014 – Keswick, Friday 19th September. See news section
  • News about local pubs see this new page
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Race for Wildlife at Lakenheath Fen, Sunday 19th September at 11.00am

The ‘Race for Wildlife’ at RSPB Lakenheath Fen in Suffolk raises money for the RSPB’s nature conservation work.  There are 2 multi terrain courses over 5k and 10k and you can run, walk or jog through our beautiful nature reserve.  There is also a 2k ‘family fun run’ before the main race. It’s a friendly, social event with home-made cakes and refreshments for sale afterwards.

Register for 10k and 5k in advance – £10 entry:
- via www.wegottickets.com/lakenheath (please leave an email address so we can send you a registration form)
or
- send a cheque payable to RSPB
If race limit of 100 (across 10k & 5k) is not reached in advance, places may be available on the day.
Entry for the 2k fun run is £2.50 per child and will take place on the day.
Email: lakenheath@rspb.org.uk or call 01842 863400 for more information and a registration form.

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PLACES STILL AVAILABLE – SPRING HOTEL WEEKEND 2015 – Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March 2015 Longmynd Hotel, Church Stretton, Shropshire

SPRING HOTEL WEEKEND 2015 – Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March 2015

Longmynd Hotel, Church Stretton, Shropshire

 

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Malhamdale coach weekend, Friday 17th to Sunday 19th October 2014 – urgent news!

Newfield Hall is a grand 19th century Country House, situated on the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and now run by HF Holidays. There is great walking on our doorstep, close to Malham Cove and Tarn, as well as the pretty market town of Settle. There will be a choice of 3 walks each day including a short walk on Friday afternoon.. The house has elegant public rooms, an indoor swimming pool and new dining room.  The total cost including 2 nights accommodation: evening meal, B&B, packed lunch (Sat), coach travel and gratuities is £203 per person for a shared room and £213 for a single room. At the time of printing, the hotel still has available 2 ensuite twin rooms on a first come, first served basis. So – those of you who are interested, it is still not too late!  The final payment, to Meg please, is due by 28th August. Car parking is available at Cambridge Chesterton Bowling Club, Logans Way. We plan to leave there on Friday at 9.45am and return late on Sunday evening.

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Autumn 2015: Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th October – Coach hotel weekend to Bourton on the Water

The Club has provisionally booked sole occupancy in HF’s charming ancient Country House situated in this picturesque and popular north Cotswolds village, which is one of a delightful collection of towns and villages that make the Cotswolds justly famous. There are stunning walks for all abilities right on the doorstep and further afield, including the ‘chocolate box’ villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter, following the Windrush Valley, Stow-on-the-Wold, Sherborne and fantastic panoramic views from the hills and ridgetops near Broadway and Chipping Camden. We plan to provide 3 walks each day as well as a walk on arrival on Friday afternoon. Offers of leaders to Meg, please.

Accommodation is available in both the main house and adjacent cottages, with 41 places in a mix of single and shared en-suite rooms. It is too early to book the coach, but the total cost including evening meal, B&B, packed lunch, coach travel and gratuities should not exceed £210 per person for a shared room and £225 for a single. To guarantee your place please send a non-refundable deposit of £75 per head to Meg, with cheques payable to Cambridge Rambling Club. (For Meg’s address, please see your CRC Programme).

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Cornish Coast Path walk 8 nights June 5th (Friday) to 13th (Saturday) 2015

Following the successful trip to the Penzance peninsula this spring, we have decided to walk another fabulous stretch of the South West coast path in spring 2015. This time we will avoid half-term/Spring bank holiday! The plan is to walk from the Helford River east, covering most of the coast to the Cremyll Ferry near Plymouth. We can again travel by train – this time starting at Falmouth and finishing at Looe, where there are branchline connections to the mainline. We will make use of a local baggage carrier, buses, ferries,  taxis etc – so please be aware that these costs may be significant.

We have booked 3 nights at the independent Falmouth Backpackers hostel, with 2×2, 2×4 and 1×6 bedded rooms. The double rooms cost £72 and the dorm rooms £57. (This price includes a simple breakfast of toast and jam, with a drink).Then we move onto Boswinger YH for 2 nights. There are 3×2 and 3×4 bedded rooms, all costing £37. Boswinger provides all meals. Finally we move on to luxury self-catering accommodation in west Looe for 3 nights. We have booked a fantastic house with 9 bedrooms called The Clipper; most rooms have sea views and it can accommodate 22. It will probably put most of us off ever staying in a hostel again! I have broken the cost down so that the individual price reflects privacy. A bunkbed costs £87, a double/twin/single room fully occupied costs £99 per person and single occupancy of a double bed costs £108.

Working out total bednight costs is a bit tricky as there are so many options! However, for someone in ‘dorm’ accommodation the cost is £181 for 8 nights. For someone sharing a double/twin the cost is £208 and for someone sharing in Falmouth and Boswinger, but with luxury sole use of a double room in Looe the cost is likely to be £217. These prices may have to be adjusted slightly, depending on the numbers booking on the trip. In addition, local transport costs (including moving overnight bags) are likely to be at least £50.

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