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Walking

This is the web site of The Walking Club,
a Peterborough based hiking group.





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Walks 2021

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Feb

March

April

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June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

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Dec

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Our normal travel sharing arrangements have been stopped due to the Corona virus and everybody now has to make their own way to the start of the walk. The depart times are therefore not applicable whilst under these conditions. A walk start time will be advised on a walk by walk basis.

If you wish to take part in any of the listed walks then let Alan know by e–mail by the Thursday night before the walk.

If subsequently you find that you cannot make it, please give us a ring or text and let us know. If this is on the morning of the walk then ring Alan’s mobile; telephone numbers are in the newsletter.

Our main meeting place in Peterborough is the car park opposite The Woodman pub which is on Thorpe Road just down from Thorpe Road Police Staion PE3 6SQ (latitude:longitude = N52°34’4.46”:W0°17’28.02”). For walks where we travel north up the A1, a second meeting place is at the Danish Invader Pub in Stamford PE9 2SX (latitude:longitude = N52°39’13.66”:W0°30’04.93”) as indicated in walk details below. For Lincolnshire walks we sometimes by arrangement have a meeting place in Market Deeping which is the public car park on Halfleet PE6 8DU (latitude:longitude = N52°40’56.26”:W0°19’30.87”). Click on the links for maps of the meeting points.

You should bring a packed lunch unless stated otherwise. Please bring a change of shoes so that you do not get mud over the cars.

We may split into groups on the day if there are sufficient numbers and suitable walk leaders. But one group will always do the advertised walk.

Routes can be seen by clicking on the link in eack walk description.

On Walking Club weekends away, if there is a suitably experienced member of the Club who can not make the weekend but would like to lead an alternative local walk, then please contact Alan in advance and he will publicise it.

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Walk 1/2021
Sunday 10th January
Barnack Hills and Holes
A quintessentially English walk steeped in archeology, flora and fauna and with excellent views of Burghley House. A circular walk including parts of Burghley Park and Stamford.
Depart:9:30am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Car park at Barnack Hills and Holes
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Grid Reference:TL 073 048
Near To:Stamford
Distance Away:13 miles
Walk Length:8.5 miles
Walk Time:4 hours
Total Ascent: 97m (318ft)
Publication:Country Walking
Terrain:Field, woodland and urban pathways. Suitable for most walkers.
Grading:walkStandard

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Walk 2/2021
Sunday 24th January
Yeldon
A circular undulating walk including traversing Melchbourne Park.
Depart:9:00am The Woodman
Start/Finish:The Chequers, Yelden
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Grid Reference:TL 011 666
Near To:Rushden
Distance Away:29 miles
Walk Length:9.4 miles
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:129m (424ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Bridlepaths, byways, and field paths
Grading:walkStandard

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Walk 3/2021
Friday 5th February
Weekend Away
Gargrave, Yorkshire Dales
Depart:To suit
Start/Finish:TBA
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Grid Reference:SD924542
Near To:Skipton
Distance Away:150 miles
Walk Length:To suit attendees
Walk Time:TBA
Total Ascent:To suit attendees
Publication:
Terrain:Hills in the Yorkshire Dales, maybe some canal walking
Grading:walkwalkModerate

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Walk 4/2021
Sunday 21st February
Castle Acre
Following the River Nar valley, this walk starts from historic Castle Acre, crossing fine rolling heathland and arable countryside
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Start/Finish:Castle Acre
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Grid Reference:TF 815 115
Near To:Swaffham
Distance Away:47 miles
Walk Length:12.1 miles
Walk Time:2 hours
Total Ascent:135m (443ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Easy woodland path
Grading:walkStandard

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Walk 5/2021
Sunday 7th March
Bakewell and Wye Valley
Starting in Bakewell this route is through pasture and woodland on paths above and around the Wye and Derwent valleys.
Depart:7:45am The Woodman; 8:05am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Smith's Island Car Park
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Grid Reference:SK 221 685
Near To:Bakewell
Distance Away:93 miles
Walk Length:10.8 miles
Walk Time:5 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:280m (919ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Field paths and bridleways. Some mud.
Grading:walkStandard

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Walk 6/2021
Sunday 21st March
Blickling Hall
A circular route exploring the Upper Bure valley and passing through Blickling Park
Depart:8:00am The Woodman
Start/Finish:NT Car Park off The Common
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Grid Reference:TG160 297
Near To:Norfolk
Distance Away:75 miles
Walk Length:10.6 miles
Walk Time:5 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:132m (434ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Fields and estate tracks; muddy if wet.
Grading:walkStandard

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Walk 7/2021
Friday 2nd April
Easter in the Lakes
Eskdale - Staying at Bower House Inn
Depart:TBA
Start/Finish:Bower House Inn
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Grid Reference:NY131002
Near To:Ravenglass
Distance Away:250 Miles
Walk Length:To suit attendees
Walk Time:TBA
Total Ascent:To suit attendees
Publication:
Terrain:Lakeland fells, steep climbs.
Grading:walkwalkwalkModerate/Strenuous

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Walk 8/2021
Sunday 18th April
High Level Dove Dale
This Peak District walk captures many of the highlights of southern Dovedale, while hopefully missing most of the crowds.
Depart:7:45am The Woodman; 8:05am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Thorpe Cloud Car Park
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Grid Reference:SK 146 508
Near To:Ashbourne
Distance Away:92 miles
Walk Length:9.5 miles
Walk Time:3 hours
Total Ascent:505m (1,665ft)
Publication:Walking Britain
Terrain:Moorland paths
Grading:walkwalkModerate

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Walk 9/2021
Sunday 2nd May
Wootton Wawen from Edstone Aqueduct
Canalside wandering in the West Midlands.
Depart:8:00am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Edstone Aqueduct nr Brearley Cross
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Grid Reference:SP 163 608
Near To:Henley-in-Arden
Distance Away:80 miles
Walk Length:8 miles
Walk Time:4 hours
Total Ascent:152m (500ft)
Publication:Walking Britain
Terrain:Canal towpaths and country lanes. Some mud.
Grading:walkStandard

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Walk 10/2021
Sunday 16th May
Edale
Climbing up Jacob's Ladder this walk moves on to Rushup Edge before reaching Mam Tor
Depart:7:30am The Woodman; 7:50 Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Edale
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Grid Reference:SK 128 853
Near To:Sheffield
Distance Away:108 miles
Walk Length:10 miles
Walk Time:6 hours
Total Ascent:593m (1,944ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Moorland paths
Grading:walkwalkModerate

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Walk 11/2021
Sunday 30th May
Jurassic Way
The Jurassic Way is a long distance, recreational walking route which travels the length of Northamptonshire and more! Walk amongst beautiful undulating countryside lying over rocks from the Jurassic Age (145 -195 million years old).
Depart:8:00am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Woodford Halse
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Grid Reference:SP 541 530
Near To:Banbury
Distance Away:61 miles
Walk Length:11 miles
Walk Time:5 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:255m (837ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Bridleways and field paths
Grading:walkStandard

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Walk 12/2021
Friday 4th June to Saturday 12th June
West Highland Way
Long Distance Path
Depart:June 4th
Start/Finish:Milngavie
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Grid Reference:NS555744
Near To:Glasgow to Fort William
Distance Away:330 miles
Walk Length:96 miles
Walk Time:7 days
Total Ascent:Lots
Publication:Website
Terrain:Mountainous
Grading:walkwalkwalkStrenuous

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Walk 13/2021
Sunday 13th June
Burnham Overy
Start along the Norfolk Coast Path and return through the grounds of Holkham Hall
Depart:
Start/Finish:Burnham Overy Staithe
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Grid Reference:TF 844 442
Near To:Fakenham
Distance Away:60 miles
Walk Length:10 miles
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:114m (373ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Beach and field paths
Grading:walkStandard

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Walk 14/2021
Sunday 27th June
Edith Weston
Following part of the Rutland Water path this walk is through Rutland fields and villages
Depart:
Start/Finish:Normanton Road Car Park Edith Weston
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Grid Reference:SK 929 057
Near To:Stamford
Distance Away:20 miles
Walk Length:11.2 miles
Walk Time:5 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:216m (709ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Graded paths, fieldside paths
Grading:walkStandard

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Walk 15/2021
Sunday 11th July
Burbage Rocks and Padley Gorge
A lot of scenery on offer on this figure of 8 walk in the heart of the Peak District.
Depart:7:40am The Woodman; 8:00am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Hay Wood NT Car Park
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Grid Reference:SK 255 777
Near To:Hathersage
Distance Away:105 miles
Walk Length:9.6 miles
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:548m (1,799ft)
Publication:Walking Britain
Terrain:Moorland tracks and paths
Grading:walkwalkModerate

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Walk 16/2021
Sunday 25th July
Hallaton
Site of an ancient coin hoard the only likely treasure is the fine views over open rolling countryside. This walk is a mix of parkland, pasture and arable field in this fine corner of Leicestershire.
Depart:
Start/Finish:Hallaton village church
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Grid Reference:SP 787 966
Near To:Corby
Distance Away:30 miles
Walk Length:10.4 miles
Walk Time:5 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:323m (1,060ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:
Grading:walkStandard

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Walk 17/2021
Saturday 7th August
Walk and a Meal
Depart:TBA
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Walk 18/2021
Sunday 22nd August
Monsal Head
Argably one of the best views in the Peak District, this route includes Monsal Head before descending into the dale. Climbing out through a wooded side valley the return is across the dry stone walled White Peak pasture.
Depart:
Start/Finish:Ashford-in-the-Water
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Grid Reference:SK 195 698
Near To:Bakewell
Distance Away:100 miles
Walk Length:12 miles
Walk Time:6 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:559m (1,834ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Some climbing. Mud, if wet
Grading:walkStandard

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Walk 19/2021
Sunday 5th September
The Ridgeway at the End of the Chilterns
This is a walk through a wide variety of habitat rich in wildlife - downland, Chiltern beech woods and the arable lands of Oxfordshire
Depart:7:45am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Watlington Hill NT Car Park
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Grid Reference:SU 709 936
Near To:High Wycombe
Distance Away:97 miles
Walk Length:10 miles
Walk Time:5 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:242m (800ft)
Publication:Walking Britain
Terrain:Downland and woodland
Grading:walkStandard

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Walk 20/2021
Sunday 19th September
Weekend away - possibly Ireland
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Walk 21/2021
Sunday 3rd October
Southwell 10m
Starting from Southwell's historic minister this circular route around Leicestershire's countryside takes in arable field paths, ancient coppiced woodland and picturesque hamlets.
Depart:8:30am The Woodman; 9:05am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Church Street car park, Southwell
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Grid Reference:SK 702 539
Near To:Southwell
Distance Away:60 miles
Walk Length:9.9 miles
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:155m (405ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Field tracks and paths, mostly good.
Grading:walkStandard

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Walk 22/2021
Sunday 17th October
Hunstanton
A comfortable walk that includes both coastal paths and Norfolk's downland countryide
Depart:
Start/Finish:Holme-next-the-Sea
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Grid Reference:TF 697 438
Near To:Hunstanton
Distance Away:51 miles
Walk Length:7.7 miles
Walk Time:4 hours
Total Ascent:100m (328ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Farm tracks, paths, and quiet roads
Grading:walkStandard

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Walk 23/2021
Sunday 31st October
Wilden
A 10.3 mile circular walk in the Bedfordshire countryside from Wilden to Colmworth and back.
Depart:9:00am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Wilden Village Hall
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Grid Reference:TL 094 553
Near To:St Neots
Distance Away:34 miles
Walk Length:10.3 miles
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:97m (318ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Field tracks and paths
Grading:walkStandard

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Walk 24/2021
Sunday 14th November
Viking Country
Following the Viking Way along the river Bain valley this walk is set in gentle hills of Lincolnshire’s Wolds
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Start/Finish:Red Hill Car Park
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Grid Reference:TF 265 805
Near To:Louth
Distance Away:74 miles
Walk Length:10 miles
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:161m (527ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:A mixture of field paths, bridleways and some road walking. Some mud.
Grading:walkStandard

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Walk 25/2021
Sunday 28th November
Thaxted
Through a patchwork of fields this an easy route around pretty Essex country with timber framed and thatched cottages and buildings still common.
Depart:
Start/Finish:Thaxted village
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Grid Reference:TL 613 309
Near To:Saffron Walden
Distance Away:57 miles
Walk Length:9 miles
Walk Time:4 hours
Total Ascent:112m (367ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Arable field paths and bridleways
Grading:walkStandard

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Walk 26/2021
Sunday 12th December
Eaton
Leicestershire’s wold scenery for a walk between villages with views from Harby Hill.
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Start/Finish:Eaton
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Grid Reference:TL 052 683
Near To:Eaton
Distance Away:38 miles
Walk Length:9.8 miles
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:170m (510ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Open fields and paths. A little climbing and some mud.
Grading:walkStandard

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