Sunday 29th - 31st January 2015 - PYW New Years Eve Break
For details check back here or contact Sarah D.
Sunday 11th January 2015 - Stamford Burghley Perimeter
Meet at the Cattle Market Car Park in Stamford, map/grid ref: 234/ TF029068 at 10:00. Walk the outskirts of Burghley Park passing through Wothorpe, Barnack and Uffington before returning to Stamford. Potential pub stop/lunch at The Millstone Inn Barnack.
15km (9.5 miles) Walk leader: Mary.
Sunday 25th January 2015 - Wing, Rutland
Meet at the church in Wing, between Uppingham and Oakham (park sensibly around the village), map/grid ref: 234/SK894030 at 10:30. Walk to Pilton, South Luffenhan, Morcott and Glaston.
13km (8 miles) Walk leader: Linda.
Sunday 8th February 2015 - Apethorpe and Bedford Purlieus
Meet by the church in Apethorpe, just south of Kings Cliffe, map/grid ref: 234/TL024957 at 10:30. A circular walk from Apethorpe village up to the ancient woodland at Bedford Purlieus.
11km (7miles) Walk leader: Linda.
Sunday 22nd February 2015 - Chelveston Snowdrop Walk
For those not attending the AGM... Meet at St. John the Baptist Church in Chelveston-cum-Caldecott, off the A45 south of Thrapston, map/grid ref: 224/ SP989691 at 10:30. A chance to see the spectacular array of snowdrops and aconites (fingers crossed) that Chelveston is famed for. Walk to Newton Bromswold and Yeldon then back via Chelveston airfield.
11km (7 miles) Walk leaders: Sarah and Stephen.
Sunday 8th March 2015 - Grantham
Meet at Marston Village Hall car park, six miles north of Grantham, map/grid ref: 247/SK894441 at 10:30. Walk to the village of Hougham and along the river Witham to Westborough before heading back to Hougham along the Viking Way for an obligatory pint or two in front of the open fire in the Thorold Arms before a final half mile back. Walk has the potential to be quite muddy.
11km (7 miles) Walk leader: Kirsty.
Sunday 22nd March 2015 - Temple Bruer, Lincoln
Meet at the Welbourn Village Hall car park, 16 miles North of Grantham, map/grid ref: 272/SK969544 at 10:30. Starting at the historic site of Welbourn Castle before heading for Temple Bruer for a coffee stop beside the remaining tower of the Knights Templar's Preceptory, then heading on to Navenby via a short section of The High Dike(Ermine Street) and cutting across the former RAF Wellingore airfield. Stopping for lunch in Navenby at the Kings Head, where there is a beer garden to eat our sandwiches, provided we buy drinks. They do also serve food and there are other places to buy food in the village. After lunch we will head along the Lincoln Edge (The Cliff) via the Viking Way to Wellingore, taking in the fine views of the Witham Valley, then dropping down to Welbourn, where there is another opportunity for further refreshment at The Joiners Arms (recently sold to locals in the village).
This walk does include some walking on the road/verge and has the potential to be quite muddy if the weather is inclement, so gaiters are advised.
13 km (8 miles) Walk leader: Ian J.
1st - 6th April - PYW Easter Walking Weekend - Kerry, Ireland
For details contact Stephen.
Sunday 19th April 2015 - Greatford and Witham
Meet at the Hare and Hounds public house in Greatford, map/grid ref: 234/TF086118 at 10:30. Walk via Braceborough, Carlby, Witham on the Hill, Manthorpe.
20km (12.5 miles) Walk leaders: Dean and Janet.
Sunday 3rd May 2015 - Grimston, Leicestershire
Meet at the church in Grimston, map/grid ref: 246/SK685218 at 10:30. A circular walk to Ab Kettleby, down in the Vale of Belvoir to Nether Broughton with the option to extend the walk by three miles if demand is there.
16km (10 miles) Walk leader: Mike S.
Sunday 17th May 2015 - Braunston-in-Rutland
Meet at the church in Braunston, map/grid ref: 234/SK832065 at 10:30. (park around village near church). Walk out southwest then north roaming over rolling rural Rutland to lunch stop at Knossington (Fox & Hounds Pub). Back via Cold Overton Wood and past Rutland county top for best views over England's smallest county (Multum in parvo).
12km (7.5 miles) Walk leaders: Stephen and Sarah.
Sunday 31st May 2015 - Barnwell, Northants (Joint walk with PBG)
Meet at Barnwell Village Hall car park (behind the 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.
Wednesday 3rd June 2015 - Folksworth Evening Walk
Meet outside The Fox pub, Manor Road in Folksworth PE7 3SU at 7pm for a 5 mile-ish stroll across the open countryside around the village. Many of you will be familiar with Jane's favourite local walk but it's still a great one to start off the programme! Please note the pub is no longer open so please park sensibly in roads nearby
8km (5 miles) Walk leader: Jane U.
Sunday 14th June 2015 - Thrapston, Northamptonshire
Meet at the public car park in Thrapston (off Sackville Street), map/grid ref: 224/SP998787 at 09:30. A circular walk to Oundle passing through picturesque Northamptonshire villages including Aldwincle, Wadenhoe, Stoke Doyl, Barnwell, Wigsthorpe and Titchmarsh
32km (20 miles) Walk leader: Claire W.
Thursday 18th June 2015 - Wansford Evening Walk
Meet outside the Paper Mills pub, London Road, Wansford PE8 6JA at 7pm for a stroll via Yarwell and Old Sulehay and back for drinks by 9-ish.
8km (5 miles) Walk leaders: Stephen and Sarah.
Sunday 28th June 2015 - Norfolk Coastal Walk
Meet at the Light House in Old Hunstanton, map/grid ref: 132/TF676420 at 10:30. Coastal walk to Holme next to the Sea, turn inland past the Manor House, head south through the North Norfolk countryside past Bluestone Farm to Ringstead where there is a pub stop. Head west from here again into the countryside through Lodge Farm before entering Hunstanton, upon reaching the seafront head north back to the start point.
18km (11 miles) Walk leader: Susan S.
Wednesday 8th July 2015 - Peterborough Evening Walk
Meet outside the Woodman pub, Thorpe Wood, PE3 6SQ at 7:30pm.
6km (4 miles) Walk leader: Janet.
Sunday 12th July 2015 - Leighton Bromswold
Meet near the church in Leighton Bromswold (park carefully in the village), map/grid ref: 225/TL115752 at 10:30. Circular walk via Brington, Molesworth, Bythorn and Old Weston.
16km (10 miles) Walk leader: Linda.
Wednesday 22th July 2015 - Nassington Evening Walk
Meet at the Black Horse pub in Nassington PE8 6QU for a 4 mile walk from the village.
6km (4 miles) Walk leader: Jane P.
Sunday 26th July 2015 - Tilton-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire
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 Lowesby Hall, Baggrave Hall, Hungerton (for potential pub stop), Quenby Hall, Ingarsby Old Hall and Cold Newton.
18km (11 miles) Walk leader: Paul N.
Saturday 1st Augus 2015t - PYW Marathon
Meet at Peterborough Bus Station for 08:55 (TBC) bus to Oundle ready for walk start in Market Place, Oundle map/grid ref: 224/TL041880 at 10:00. Walk roughly follows the Nene Way via Ashton, Warmington, Fotheringhay, Yarwell, Wansford, Water Newton and Nene Park to the Brewery Tap in Peterborough. Because of the distance, we will keep up a consistently decent pace throughout. Please contact the walk leader beforehand to register your interest as the details or day may change depending on weather etc...this will be a fair weather walk! There are several shops and pubs on the way where we can grab provisions so no need to carry lots - keep it light.
42.195km (26 miles 385 yards) Walk leader: Dean.
Wednesday 5th August 2015 - Stamford Evening Walk
Meet in the car park at Stamford Meadows PE9 2WE at 7pm for a circular walk to Easton on the Hill. Finishing with a drink in the Bull and Swan.
8km (5 miles) Walk leader: Sara B.
Sunday 9th August 2015 - Marholm
Meet at the Fitzwilliam Arms in Marholm (parking tbc), map/grid ref: 227/TF148021 at 10:30. A circular walk via Castor Hanglands Nature Reserve for a lunch stop then on to Willow Brook farm to check out the tearoom.
15km (9 miles) Walk leader: Mike S.
Wednesday 19th August 2015 - Ryhall Evening Walk
Meet outside the Green Dragon pub in Ryhall, PE9 4HJ at 7pm for a circular walk passing by Tolethorpe Hall.
6km (4 miles) Walk leader: Debbie L.
Sunday 23rd August 2015 - Ely City and Countryside Walk
Meet at the Ship Lane car park in Ely (CB7 4BB) map/grid ref: 226/TL544799 at 10:30. Walk will take us through the cathedral city of the fens past the cathedral and out into the countryside along the Hereward Way to the village of Little Downham before returning to join the Fen Rivers Way alongside the River Great Ouse back into Ely where we will finish with options for pubs and renowned tea rooms.
Level tracks and footpaths.
19km (12 miles) Walk leaders: Ian and Kate.
Sunday 6th September 2015 - Foxton Locks and Grand Union Canal, Leics ()Joint walk with PBG)
Meet at Foxton Locks car park (pay and display), map/grid ref: 223/SP692892 at 10:00. Walk in beautiful shires rolling countryside, with fine views and pretty villages of Gumley, Saddington and Laughton. Bring packed lunch.
16km (10 miles) Walk leaders: Barry and Ann.
Sunday 20th September 2015 - Holme Fen National Nature Reserve
Meet near Holme Village Hall, map/grid ref: 227/TL192878 at 10:30. Walk through the village, past Holme Wood Hall, Caldecote Dyke Farm, head east into Holme Fen National Nature Reserve, Stilton Roughs and the Holme Fen Posts. Walk south east trough the woodland skirting the south of the tree line looking out onto the Great Fen Project. Back via The Admiral Wells in Holme Village enjoy a pint, or a Sunday Roast (pre-book lunch with walk leader).
16km (10 miles) Walk leader: Nigel.
Sunday 4th October 2015 - Branston Leicestershire
Meet at the Wheel Inn public house in Branston (off the A607 between Melton and Grantham), map/grid ref: 247/ SK810293 at 10:30. A circular walk via Croxton Kerrial to Waltham on the Wolds through the undulating countryside of the Vale of Belvoir.
18km (11 miles) Walk leader: Sara.
Sunday 18th October 2015 - Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire
Meet at the car park on the Wimpole Hall Estate (off the A603 south west of Cambridge, National Trust car park - £2.00) map/grid ref: 209/ TL338510 at 10.30. Walk via Arrington and Whaddon.
14km (8.5 miles) Walk leader: Sarah D.
Sunday 1st November 2015 - Abbots Ripton, Cambs
Meet at the car park next to the school in Abbots Ripton, map/grid ref: 225/TL231782 at 10:30. Close to the edge of the fens, but not a fen in sight. A pretty Cambridgshire villages walk along tracks and field edges and woods to Broughton for lunch and possible pub stop before returning via Kings Ripton.
15km (9.5 miles) Walk leader: Claire S.
Sunday 15th November 2015 - Warmington, Northants
Meet at the Red Lion in Warmington (off the A605 between Peterborough and Oundle) (park in road outside pub), map/grid ref: 227/TL076915 at 10:30. A circular walk via Elton and part of the River Nene onto Nassington for lunch stop at the Black Horse. Return via historic Fotheringhay to Warmington.
12km (7.5 miles) Walk leaders: Sarah and Stephen.
Sunday 29th November 2015 - Wadenhoe and Lyveden New Bield, Northants
Meet at the village hall car park, Wadenhoe (off the A605 between Oundle and Thrapston) map/grid ref:224/ TL010833 at 10:30. A circular walk via Pilton out to the NT property of Lyveden New Bield, a 16th century roofless manor house now complete with new cafe. Return via Aldwincle and the Nene Way.
16km (10 miles) Walk leader: Claire W.
Sunday 13th December 2015 - Burghley, Stamford
Meet at the car park in Burghley Park (entrance via Pilsgate Lodges off the B1443 Barnack Road), map/grid 234/SK757107 at 10:30. Walk from Burghley House along the river to Barnack then back to Stamford via fields into the estate and golf club. Opportunities for a pub stop enroute or in Stamford.
17 km (10.5 miles) Walk leader: Sara.