Cambridge and Grantchester
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Join Alex for this gentle 9-mile walk across meadows and parks in Grantchester and Cambridge.
Our route starts from Cambridge station and heads south through a wooded nature reserve along Vicar's Brook to the suburb of Trumpington. There we cross the River Cam into the pretty village of Grantchester before turning northwards and following the river downstream across Grantchester Meadows.
We arrive back in the Cambridge district of Newnham and walk along the river as it flows through the city, with views of the famous Mathematical Bridge and King's College chapel, as well as plenty of people punting. We pass a number of colleges in the city centre before rejoining the river as it skirts the parkland of Jesus Green and Midsummer Common.
Finally we will make our way back to the station across Parker's Piece, a large open space in the centre of Cambridge, where the rules of football were agreed back in 1863.
Don't waste that space!
We're coming out of a pandemic with lots of members excited to be getting back out more. Please only book if you know you can make it. If your plans change please free up the space for someone else.
Please feel free to join this as your first OutdoorLads event. If you have any questions then feel free to message me, or go to the "My First Event" section under "About Us".
Is it dog friendly?
The walk is suitable for dogs. However, please also remember not everyone loves dogs as much as you do, so please be mindful of other members.
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What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres, and more if you have a dog with you.
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain.
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions.
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters.
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece).
Trousers: jeans are not ideal as they become heavy and cold in the rain. Breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and shorts are convenient for warm days.
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather. Breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry.
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer.
Sunglasses: recommended just in case at any time of year
Sun cream: the sun can be unexpectedly fierce so please ensure you protect yourself.
Food & drink
We will stop for lunch en route so please bring a packed lunch. There are plenty of options to pick up something at Cambridge station if necessary.
Weather and time permitting we will head to a pub near the station once we have finished the walk.