Monday 2nd January 2012 - Warmington to Oundle
Meet at Peterborough Queensgate bus station map/grid ref: 227/TL189987 for 12:10 X4 Bus at Bay 15, walk from Warmington, Ashton to Oundle for refreshments. Back by 15:40.
8km (5 miles) Joint walk led by Peterborough group: Christine
Sunday 15th January 2012 - Hambleton Peninsular, Rutland Water
New Year Resolution to get walking? Then meet us outside the Finch's Arms in Upper Hambleton, map/grid ref. 234/SK901076 (park in streets nearby) at 11:00. An easy walk on good footpaths makes this an ideal opportunity to come along and meet Peterborough Younger Walkers if you've never joined us before.
9km (5.5 miles) Walk Leader: Jane P
Sunday 29th January 2012 - Gretton, Rutland
Meet by the war memorial near the church in Gretton (2 miles north of Corby), map/grid ref. 224/SP899944 (park in streets nearby) at 10:30. A scenic walk overlooking the Welland Valley, crossing the railway before returning via Kirby.
12km (7.5 miles) Walk leaders: Sarah & Stephen
Sunday 12th February 2012 - Apethorpe Figure of Eight
Meet at The Kings Head public house in Apethorpe, map/grid ref. 234/TL022958 (park in streets nearby). Morning walk starts at 11:00 walk via King's Cliffe. Afternoon walk starts at 14:00, again from the Kings Head. Walk via Lodge farm and Tomlin Wood. If you've never joined Peterborough Younger Walkers on a walk before why not try one, or both, of these easy walks
6 and 5km (4 and 3.5 miles) Walk leader: Karen H
Sunday 26th February 2012 - Somerby, Rutland
Meet outside the Stilton Cheese public house in Somerby (5 miles west of Oakham), map/grid ref. 246/SK777105 (park in streets nearby) at 10:30. A circular walk through rolling landscape and woods via Burrough Hill fort.
9km (5.5 miles) Walk leader: Yvonne
Sunday 11th March 2012 - Great Massingham, Norfolk
Meet on the village green opposite the church in Great Massingham (between Kings Lynn and Fakenham), map/grid ref. 250/TF798229 at 11:00. A circular walk from picturesque Great Massingham with its large duck ponds across rolling countryside to Grimston Heath taking in sections of the Peddars Way. Pub stop at the end in the Dabbling Duck.
14km (8.5 miles) Walk leaders: Claire & John
Sunday 25th March 2012 - Ryhall, Rutland
Meet outside St. Johns' Church in Ryhall (on the A6121 north of Stamford) map/grid ref. 234/TF036108 at 10:30. A circular walk out to Pickworth, returning via the Rutland Round and passing by Tolethorpe Hall.
15km (9 miles) Walk leader: Sara B
Friday 6th - Monday 9th April 2012 - Easter Trip - Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Our Easter walking breaks are ever popular, planning now for 2012 in Dorset.
Please contact Debbie or Jane P early to register your interest
Sunday 22nd April 2012 - Medbourne, Rutland
Meet outside St Giles' Church in Medbourne (between Uppingham and Market Harborough) map/grid ref. 224/SP799930 at 10:30. Walk on quiet roads to Nevill Holt and Blaston before stopping in Hallaton for lunch (cafe and pub in the village). Return to Medbourne via the MacMillian Way through attractive rolling countryside. Pub/cafe in Medbourne available at end of walk.
12km (7.5 miles) Walk leader: Mark
Friday 4th - Monday 7th May 2012 - May Bank Holiday - Northern Ireland
Following the success of our trip to the Causeway Coast, there is a lot of interest in returning to Northern Ireland. This time we shall be walking the Mourne Mountains and Slieve Donard.
Names are being taken now, please contact John and Claire for more information and to get your name down.
Sun 20th May 2012 - Godmanchester, Cambs
Meet by the Chinese Bridge in Godmanchester, map/grid ref. 225/TL244705, at 10:30. Small car park nearby. Walk along the Ouse Valley Way to Houghton and return along the opposite bank, following good riverside paths. Houghton Mill is owned by the National Trust, and open to visit for a charge. There is a tea room at the Mill, and a good picnic spot nearby so please bring a packed lunch. Pubs and an ice cream van at Godmanchester. Keen bird watchers might want to bring along their binoculars as we pass through a gravel pit nature reserve.
13km (8 miles) Walk leaders: Marion & James
Sun 3rd June 2012 - Castor - Joint walk led by Peterborough Ramblers
Meet at Splash Lane car park in Castor, map/grid ref: 227/TL124980, at 10:00. Walk to Castor Hanglands returning by Belsize Farm and the Oldfield Pond.
15km (9.5 miles) Walk leader: Josie
Thursday 14th June 2012 - Folksworth Evening Walk
Meet outside The Fox public house in Folksworth, PE7 3SU at 7pm for a walk via the fields to Washingley and Caldecote before returning for drinks at The Fox.
Walk leader: Jane U
Sunday 17th June 2012 - Rutland Water Circular
Meet outside the Horse & Jockey public house in Manton (SW corner of the reservoir), map/grid ref. 234/SK879045, at 10:00. Yes, walk the entire way round Rutland Water. Bring sufficient food and drink for the day, but snack bars and ice cream huts are en route.
30km (19 miles) Walk leader: Trevor
Wednesday 27th June 2012 - Maxey Evening Walk
Meet outside the Blue Bell public house in Maxey, PE6 9EE at 7pm. An evening walk looping round the lakes of Maxey Pits then out to Market Deeping before following the River Welland for the return to the Blue Bell by 9pm.
Walk leader: Phil A
Sunday 1st July 2012 - Saffron Walden, Essex
Meet at the Market Place in Saffron Walden, map/grid ref. 195/TL539385, at 10:30. The walk goes across across Audley Park and over the River Cam, with views of Audley End House, and across to the picturesque village of Wendens Ambo on the other side of the valley before returning for a final stroll across the park.
12km (7.5 miles) Walk leader: Sarah D
Wednesday 11th July 2012 - Woodnewton Evening Walk
Meet outside The White Swan public house in Woodnewton, PE8 5EB at 7pm. A circular walk via Southwick returning for drinks at The White Swan by 9pm.
Walk leader: Mark
Sunday 15th July 2012 - Burgh le Marsh, near Skegness, Lincolnshire
Joint walk with Lincolnshire Walking Group following on from the Batemans Brewery tour being held the previous evening. Meet at the market place in Burgh le Marsh map/grid ref. 274/TF501651, at 10:30. Parking available in car park at the market place or elsewhere in village if car park full. Walk to medieval shrunken village of Bratoft then towards Gunby Hall, returning through the village of Orby to Burgh le Marsh. Opportunity to visit pub or tea room in Burgh le Marsh following the walk.
12km (7.5 miles) Walk leader: Karen H
Thursday 19th July 2012 - Elton Evening Walk
Meet outside Crown Inn in Elton, PE8 6RQ, at 7pm. A walk to Nassington looping back along Nene for drinks in The Crown by 9pm. 4 miles.
Walk leaders: Stephen & Sarah
Sunday 29th July 2012 - Tilton on the Hill, Leics
Meet outside the church in Tilton on the Hill (on the B6047 between Oakham and Leicester), map/grid ref. 233/SK743056, at 10:30. A scenic walk through the Leicestershire countryside via Hungerton, Quenby Hall and Billesdon with three potential pub stops.
19km (12 miles) Walk leader: Paul N
Wednesday 1st August 2012 - Wansford Evening Walk
Meet outside The Haycock Hotel in Wansford, PE8 6JA at 7pm. A walk via Yarwell Lock, Ring Haw and Old Sulehay Forest before returning for drinks at the Haycock by 9pm.
Walk leader: Paul N
Sunday 12th August 2012 - Holkham Hall and Beach, Norfolk
Meet outside the Victoria Hotel in Holkham (free parking in the grounds of Holkham Hall), map/grid ref. 251/TF891440, at 10:30. Walk through the grounds of Holkham Hall and on to Burnham Overy Staithe for a lunch stop before heading to the beach to follow the shoreline back again through Holkham nature reserve.
17km (10.5 miles) Walk leader: Roger
Wednesday 15th August 2012 - Marholm Evening Walk
Meet outside The Fitzwilliam Arms (aka the Green Man) public house in Marholm, PE6 7HX at 7pm. A short circular walk returning for drinks in the Fitzwilliam Arms by 8:30pm.
Walk leader: Debbie
Sunday 26th August 2012 - Barnwell, Northants
Meet at Barnwell Village Hall car park (behind Montagu Arms pub), map/grid ref. 227/TL051848 at 10:30. A circular walk with a stretch beside the river Nene near Oundle. Pub stop at Ashton returning via Polebrook and Armston.
14km (8.5 miles) Walk leader: Karen H
Sat/Sun 8th/9th September 2012 - Peak District Weekend
A weekend's walking in the Peak District, staying at Wetton, a village in the Manifold Valley. The planned walks are the Roaches on Saturday and from Wetton on Sunday. Please contact walk leader for camping and B&B info.
Walk leader: Janet
Sunday 23rd September 2012 - Islip, Northants
Meet outside the village church in Islip (west of Thrapston), map/grid ref. 224/SP986789 at 10:30. A circular route starting with the Nene way to Woodford for a possible pub stop and then following byways past Drayton Park to Lowick before returning to Islip.
12km (7.5 miles) Walk leaders: Gordon & Wendy
Sunday 7th October 2012 - Barton le Clay, Chilterns
Meet outside the church in Barton le Clay (off the A6, north of Luton), map/grid ref. 193/TL085304, at 10:30. This is a circular route on good paths, passing through Pegsdon, Hexton and Barton le Clay on the fringes of the Chilterns. Bring sufficient food and drink for the day, but a stop at a public house on route is intended.
19km (12 miles) Walk leader: Vince
Sunday 21st October 2012 - Kimbolton Figure Of Eight, Cambs
Meet outside The Saddle public house in the centre of Kimbolton (B645 west of Grafham Water), map/grid ref. 225/TL100677, at 10:00. Walk a northern loop in the morning for great views of Grafham Water returning to Kimbolton for lunchtime pub stop. Walk a southern loop in the afternoon via Stonely and Kimbolton Castle. For afternoon start time, please check with walk leader on the day.
11km (7 miles) Walk leaders: Sarah & Stephen
Saturday 3rd November 2012 - Night Hike, Fotheringhay
Meet at the Falcon Inn in Fotheringhay for drinks before the start at 11:00pm, map/grid ref. 227/TL059932 (park on roadside past the church away from the houses). Another chance to stumble around in the dark for a few hours with Trevor. Head torch or torch recommended.
12km (7.5 miles) Walk leader: Trevor
Friday 16th November 2012 - Peterborough Younger Walkers AGM
At the Woodman, Thorpewood 7:15pm for 7:30pm start. Sociable AGM with a meal and a fun quiz to follow. All welcome.
Sunday 18th November 2012 - Wansford and Thornhaugh
Meet outside The Haycock Hotel in Wansford, map/grid ref. 234/TL075990 at 10:30. This is a circular route passing through Thornhaugh, on to Wittering Grange and returning via Old Sulehay. Will either stop on route at a pub or pop into the Haycock afterwards.
16km (10 miles) Walk leader: Phil A
Sunday 2nd December 2012 - Shouldham, Norfolk
Meet at the forestry commission car park in Shouldham (between Kings Lynn and Downham Market), map/grid ref. 236/TF679105 at 10:30. Walk out through the woods of Shouldham Warren to Wormegay via the Nar Valley Way before returning to find the pub in Shouldham.
14km (8.5 miles) Walk leaders: Claire & John
Sunday 16th December 2012 - Upwood, Cambs
Meet outside The Cross Keys public house in Upwood (near Ramsey), map/grid ref. 227/TL259827, at 10:30 (park sensibly around the village). A circular walk around the alleged hills of Upwood.
15km (9 miles) Walk leader: Mat