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





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Walk Programme 2020

Jan

Feb

March

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

5

19

2

14

1

15

29

10

26

10

24

7

21

5

19

2

16

30

13

27

11

25

8

22

6

20


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If you wish to take part in any of the listed walks then let Alan know by e–mail 48 hours before the walk so that we can arrange cars.

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 obtained in advance from Paul or Alan.

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 1/2020
Sunday 5th January
The Hemingfords
Walking part of the Ouse Valley this route through water meadow, river bank paths and the elegant Hemingford villages.
Depart:9:15am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Houghton
Map:Explorer 225
Grid Reference:TL 282 719
Near To:Huntingdon
Distance Away:24 miles
Walk Length:10.6 miles
Walk Time:4 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:37m (112ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Field paths and bridleways.
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost:£3.00

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Walk 2/2020
Sunday 19th January
Castle Bytham
Starting from a historic village the route is in easy going Lincolnshire's rolling countryside.
Depart:9:15am The Woodman 9:35am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Castle Bytham
Map:Explorer 248
Grid Reference:SK 988 184
Near To:Bourne
Distance Away:26 miles
Walk Length:10.2 miles
Walk Time:5 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:219m (717ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Footpaths and bridleways. Fields and some mud likely.
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost:£3.50

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Walk 3/2020
Sunday 2nd February
Ardeley
Walking through undulation countryside in the Beane valley this route takes in 3 of the most attractive villages of Hertfordshire.
Depart:8:30am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Ardeley village
Map:Explorer 193
Grid Reference:TL 309 272
Near To:Stevenage
Distance Away:52 miles
Walk Length:9.3 miles
Walk Time:4 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:161m (528ft)
Publication:Hertfordshire Walks
Terrain:Field paths and bridleways.
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost:£7.00

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Walk 4/2020
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February
North Yorks Weekend
Depart:See “Events” for details
Start/Finish:
Map:
Grid Reference:
Near To:Whitby
Distance Away:175 miles
Walk Length:8 to 12 miles
Walk Time:
Total Ascent:
Publication:
Terrain:Moors, valleys, some climbing
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost:£25

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Walk 5/2020
Sunday 1st March
Calver
Following the rake’s progress this was once an industrial landscape in the white peak.
Depart:7:45am The Woodman; 8:05am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Calver
Map:Explorer OL24
Grid Reference:SK 240 745
Near To:Chesterfield
Distance Away:95 miles
Walk Length:10.1 miles
Walk Time:5 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:360m (1,181ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Field paths and walled by-ways with some climbing.
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost:£12.50

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Walk 6/2020
Sunday 15th March
Redmile
This route offers fine views from the Belvoir escarpment and canal side walking in the Vale of Belvoir itself.
Depart:8:45am The Woodman; 9:05am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Redmile
Map:Explorer 247
Grid Reference:SK 796 355
Near To:Grantham
Distance Away:44 miles
Walk Length:10.8 miles
Walk Time:5 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:251m (823ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Field paths and bridleways. Some mud.
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost:£6.00

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Walk 7/2020
Sunday 29th March
Castor Hanglands
From Milton Ferry Bridge car park through the Milton Estate, before visiting the Castor Hanglands Nature Reserve.
Depart:9:45am from start point
Start/Finish:Milton Ferry Bridge car park
What3words:crass.wage.local
Walk Length:11 miles
Walk Time:5 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:99m (324ft)
Publication:OS maps
Terrain:Estate and field paths.
Grading:walkStandard

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Walk 8/2020
Friday 10th to Monday 13th April
Easter in the Lakes has been cancelled
Staying at the Eskdale Youth Hostel
Depart:See “Events” for details
Start/Finish:
Map:
Grid Reference:
Near To:Between Ravenglass and Ambleside
Distance Away:225 miles
Walk Length:8 to 12 miles
Walk Time:
Total Ascent:
Publication:
Terrain:Lakeland hills, plenty of climbing
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost:£35

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Walk 9/2020
Sunday 26th April
Blickling Hall
A circular route exploring the Upper Bure valley and passing through Blickling Park
Depart:8:00am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Car park at the west end of Blickling Park near Oulton Lodge.
Map:Explorer 238
Grid Reference:TG 155 289
Near To:Aylsham, Norfolk
Distance Away:75 miles
Walk Length:13.4 miles
Walk Time:6 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:165m (541ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Fields and estate tracks; muddy if wet.
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost:£10.00

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Walk 10/2020
Sunday 10th May
Above Ladybower
Cloughs and Edges this airy walk takes in both sides of the Derwent Valley above the famous Ladybower Reservoir.
Depart:7:45am The Woodman; 8:05am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:A57 Layby near Ladybower Reservoir
Map:Explorer OL1
Grid Reference:SK 194 864
Near To:Hathersage
Distance Away:92 miles
Walk Length:12.9 miles
Walk Time:7 hours
Total Ascent:815m (2,675ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:This is an upland route with some steep climbs and descents across fields and moorland.
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost:£12.50

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Walk 11/2020
Sunday 24th May
Wootton Wawen from Edstone Aqueduct
Canalside wandering in the West Midlands.
Depart:8:00am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Edstone Aqueduct nr Brearley Cross
Map:Explorer 220
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
Estimated Fuel Cost:£10.50

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Walk 12/2020
Sunday 7th June
Castor Hanglands
From Milton Ferry Bridge car park through the Milton Estate, before visiting the Castor Hanglands Nature Reserve.
Depart:9:45am from start point
Start/Finish:Milton Ferry Bridge car park
What3words:crass.wage.local
Walk Length:11 miles
Walk Time:5 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:99m (324ft)
Publication:OS maps
Terrain:Estate and field paths.
Grading:walkStandard

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Walk 13/2020
Sunday 21st June
Ab Kettleby
Walk among the villages of Leicestershire
Depart:9:30am from allocated start point
Start/Finish:Ab Kettleby or as otherwise advised
What3Words:///polished.soft.squaring or as otherwise advised
Grid Reference:SK 722 230
Near To:Melton Mowbray
Distance Away:38 miles
Walk Length:9.8 miles
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:213m (699ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Fieldside paths. Mud
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost:

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Walk 14/2020
Sunday 5th July
Braunston-in-Rutland
A circular walk in Rutland.
Depart:9:30am from allocated start point
Start/Finish:Car Park by Leigh Lodge Cottages or as otherwise advised
What3Words:///thundered.atom.blurts or as otherwise advised
Grid Reference:SK 833049
Near To:Oakham
Distance Away:28 miles
Walk Length:9 miles
Walk Time:4 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:191m (626ft)
Publication:Country Walking
Terrain:Mostly field paths; short sections on lane.
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost:

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Walk 15/2020
Sunday 19th July
Tilton on the Hill
Starting in an ancient village in Leicestershire's rolling countryside through hamlets this an easy route.
Depart:9:30am from allocated start point
Start/Finish:Tilton on the Hill
What3Words:
Grid Reference:SK 988 184
Near To:Uppingham
Distance Away:34 miles
Walk Length:11 miles
Walk Time:5 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:219m (719ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Rolling countryside and some climbing. Field paths. Mud and wet.
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost:

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Walk 16/2020
Sunday 2nd August
Wymondham
A circular walk through the fields and villages of Leicestershire using part of the Rutland Round
Depart:9:30am from allocated start point
Start/Finish:Wymondham
What3Words:///pink.subplot.ramble
Grid Reference:SK 852 187
Near To:Oakham
Distance Away:27 miles
Walk Length:9.2 miles
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:108m (354ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Fieldside paths and tracks. Mud, if wet
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost:

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Walk 17/2020
Sunday 16th August
Gamlingay, Tetworth & Everton from Potton
This walk uses two long distance trails to pass through a variety of landscapes and visits two ancient churches en route
Depart:9:30am from allocated start point
Start/Finish:Potton Free Car Park, off Royston St
What3Words:///greed.jetted.tropic
Grid Reference:TL 225 492
Near To:Biggleswade
Distance Away:40 miles
Walk Length:9.5 miles
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:61m (200ft)
Publication:Walking Britain
Terrain:Waymarked paths, fieldside paths, some road walking
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost:

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Option 1 - Walk 18/2020
Sunday 30th August
Tissington
Starting at Tissington we walk along part of the Tissington Trail before visiting Parwich
Depart:10:00am from allocated start point
Start/Finish:Tissington
What3Words:///piglet.victory.regulator
Grid Reference:SK 178 521
Near To:Ashbourne
Distance Away:90 miles
Walk Length:10.1 miles
Walk Time:5 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:337m (1,105ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Field footpaths and disused railway embankment.
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost:

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Option 2 - Walk 18a/2020
Sunday 30th August
Tugby
A meander through the Leicestershire countryside with a few climbs.
Depart:9:30am from allocated start point
Start/Finish:Tugby
What3Words:
Grid Reference:SK 761 099
Near To:Uppingham
Distance Away:27 miles
Walk Length:10 miles
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:235m (770ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Field tracks and paths, mostly good.
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost:

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Option 1 - Walk 19/2020
Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September
North Wales Weekend based in Betws-y-Coed
Depart:TBA
Start/Finish:TBA
What3Words:
Grid Reference:
Near To:
Distance Away:188 miles
Walk Length:To suit attendees
Walk Time:
Total Ascent:To suit attendees
Publication:
Terrain:
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost:

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Option 2 - Walk 19a/2020
Sunday 13th September
Great Oxenden
Through villages of rich yellow Jurassic stone, this Northamptonshire walk is a mix of old railway track bed, field paths and bridle ways across easy undulating arable countryside.
Depart:9:30am from allocated start point
Start/Finish:Great Oxenden
What3Words:///makeovers.crossings.hungry
Grid Reference:SP 732 839
Near To:Northampton
Distance Away:42 miles
Walk Length:9.3 miles
Walk Time:4 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:187m (613ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Field paths, walled lanes and converted railway track bed.
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost:

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Option 1 - Walk 20/2020
Sunday 27th September
Goyt Valley
A walk of contrasts, from walking alongside reservoirs to strolling along ridges amonst the White Peak tors.
Depart:10:00am from allocated start point
Start/Finish:Errwood Reservoir Car Park
What3Words:
Grid Reference:SK 018 758
Near To:Buxton
Distance Away:114 miles
Walk Length:10.9 miles
Walk Time:6 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:726m (2,321ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Paths, tracks, and bridleways
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost:

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Option 2 - Walk 20a/2020
Sunday 27th September
Barrowden
A walk through some fine villages on the Rutland / Northamptonshire border.
Depart:9:30am from allocated start point
Start/Finish:Barrowden
What3Words:///obtain.foreheads.groom
Grid Reference:SK 947 000
Near To:Stamford
Distance Away:15 miles
Walk Length:9.9 miles
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:213m (700ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Good paths. Some mud.
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost:

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Walk 21/2020
Sunday 11th October
Southwick
Woods and bridleways make this easy walk in the Northamptonshire countryside.
Depart:9:30am from allocated start point
Start/Finish:Southwick village church
What3Words:///sends.surpassed.joystick
Grid Reference:TL 020 921
Near To:Peterborough
Distance Away:15 miles
Walk Length:9.7 miles
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:181m (593ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Wood paths and bridleways
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost:

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Option 1 - Walk 22/2020
Sunday 25th October
Turville
This exhilarating walk takes in some of the finest scenery that the Chiltern Hills have to offer
Depart:10:00am from allocated start point
Start/Finish:Turville Northend, near the duck pond
What3Words:///inefficient.unheated.smooth
Grid Reference:SU 734 924
Near To:Henley-on-Thames
Distance Away:100 miles
Walk Length:9.8 miles
Walk Time:5 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:402m (1,352ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Waymarked paths and tracks with moderate hill climbs
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost:

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Option 2 - Walk 22a/2020
Sunday 25th October
Stetchworth
Set close to the heart of horse racing this walk follows formal avenues, long distance routes and field paths through countryside given over to gallops and studs
Depart:9:30am from allocated start point
Start/Finish:Ellesmere Centre, Stetchworth
What3Words:///hack.persuade.lanes
Grid Reference:TL 642 583
Near To:Newmarket
Distance Away:47 miles
Walk Length:12 miles
Walk Time:6 hours
Total Ascent:155m (508ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Field paths
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost:

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Walk 23/2020
Sunday 8th November
Newnham
Visit the grounds of Fawsley Hall that date from the 7th century along with several pretty Northamptonshire villages
Depart:9:30am from allocated start point
Start/Finish:Newnham
What3Words:
Grid Reference:SP 581 597
Near To:Daventry
Distance Away:55 miles
Walk Length:11.9 miles
Walk Time:6 hours
Total Ascent:293m (961ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:field and parkland paths
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost:

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Walk 24/2020
Sunday 22nd November
Burton le Coggles
This route around 3 of Lincolnshire's wold villages is predominately arable land with some woods.
Depart:9:30am from allocated start point
Start/Finish:Burton le Coggles
What3Words:
Grid Reference:SK 979 259
Near To:Bourne
Distance Away:32 miles
Walk Length:10.3 miles
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:148m (485ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Fieldside paths
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost:

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Walk 25/2020
Sunday 6th December
Islip Circuit
Starting from the NT Lyvedend Bield the walk crosses Northamptonshire countryside down to the Nene Valley Way. The return is through woodland and fields.
Depart:9:30am from allocated start point
Start/Finish:Lyveden New Bield NT
What3Words:
Grid Reference:SP 982 860
Near To:Thrapston
Distance Away:20 miles
Walk Length:10.1 miles
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:155m (508ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:The route is a mixture of tracks, bridleways, wood and some field paths across easy countryside.
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost:

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Walk 26/2020
Sunday 20th December
Royden Common
Around the increasing rare sandy heath land this walk is on Norfolk's typically easy ground. The route includes the historic village of Castle Rising.
Depart:9:30am from allocated start point
Start/Finish:Royden Common
What3Words:///slamming.trifle.dislikes
Grid Reference:TF 697 228
Near To:Kings Lynn
Distance Away:41 miles
Walk Length:11 miles
Walk Time:5 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:116m (380ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Easy going on field paths and bridleways
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost:

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