Wednesday 18th July - Folksworth Evening Walk
Meet outside the Village Hall in Folksworth, map/grid ref: 227/TL147898 (PE7 3SU) at 19:00. Park in streets nearby, not in the pub car park please. A PYW favourite, the walk is via the fields to Washingley and Caldecote before returning to Folksworth hopefully for a drink in the revamped Fox public house.
6km (4 miles) For more information contact the walk leader Jane U on 07821 938590.
Sunday 22 July - Barnack and Burghley Park
Meet at the Millstone Inn public house in Barnack, map/grid ref: 227/TF077048 at 19:00. Please park sensibly around the village. This walk takes us out through Hills and Holes and across arable fields along part of the Hereward Way (some stiles) an on through Burghley Park, woody areas, along the golf course and into the top of Stamford round to Burghley Lane, then Barnack Road picking up the Torpel Way and back into Barnack and refreshments at the Millstone Inn. Bring a drink and a packed lunch.
13km (8 miles) For more information contact the walk leader Dawn on 07906 111909.
Thursday 26th July - Northborough Evening Walk
Meet outside the The Packhorse public house in Northborough, map/grid ref: 235/TF151079 at 19:00. (Park sensibly in streets nearby). We head north to Deeping St James, then mainly following the River Welland south towards Peakirk, before heading back to the pub.
7km (4½ miles) For more information contact the walk leader Ian J on 07850 206017.
Saturday 28th July - Peterborough Hop On Hop Off Social and Walk
Join Steve as he leads us on a 7½ mile route through north Peterborough with stops at 8 of the best pubs in the area. The route/pubs are as follows:
Starting at 2pm The Stoneworks Bar followed by Charters, The Bumble Inn, The Hand and Heart, The Crown, The Frothblowers, Bluebell (Werrington) then finally finishing at the Ploughman.
If you only fancy doing a shorter walk that's fine, there will be a rough timetable and map available from Steve. Likewise the consumption of an alcoholic beverage at each pub is purely up to you. Good luck everyone!
12km (7½ miles) For more information contact the
beer walk leader Steve H on 07941 261236.
Sunday 5th August - Geddington Circular Walk
Meet near The Eleanor Cross Geddington (near Corby), map/grid ref. 224/SP894830 (post code NN14 1AD) at 10:30. Please park sensibly in streets nearby. Starting at the Eleanor Cross (historic monument) we walk from Geddington to Brigstock then onto Stanion before returning to Geddington. This is a moderate walk with nice scenery. No pub stop on route but pubs are available at the end of the walk.
14km (9 miles). For more information contact the walk leaders Karen and Chris on 07826 272801.
Tuesday 7th August - Alwalton Evening Walk
Meet near the church in Alwalton map/grid ref: 227/TL133959 at 19:00 for a walk by the River Nene. Actual route and distance will depend on the available light. Please park sensibly nearby. Drinks at the Cuckoo after the walk.
3 to 6km (2 to 4 miles) For more information contact the walk leader Jane P on 07490800284.
Sunday 19th August - Aldwincle, Northants
Meet near the Primary School in Aldwincle off the A605 south of Oundle NN14 3EL map/grid ref: 224/TL006817 at 10:30. The walk will visit Lowick on tracks and field paths, returning via Islip and the lakes at Titchmarsh Nature reserve.
11km (7 miles) For more information contact the walk leader Jane P on 07490 800284.
Sunday 2nd September – Grafham Water Circuit
Meet at Grafham Water Visitor Centre, Marlow Park, Buckden Rd, Grafham, PE28 0DH, map/grid ref: 225/TL148671 at 10:30. We will walk anti-clockwise around the lake and stop at a pub for refreshment on the way around. There is no pub at the end.
15km (9 miles) For more information contact the walk leader Shane H on 07830 489817.
Sunday 16th September 2018 - Braunston-in-Rutland
Meet at the church in Braunston-in-Rutland, map/grid ref: 234/SK832065 at 10:30. (park around village near church). Walk out south then west to Launde Abbey for refreshments/toilets before roaming over rolling rural Rutland for afternoon pub stop at Knossington (Fox & Hounds Pub). Back via Cold Overton Wood for best views over England's smallest county (Multum in parvo). Bring your own lunch which will be partaken either before or after Launde Abbey depending on progress.
19km (11½ miles) For more information contact the walk leaders Stephen and Sarah on 07941 006176.
Sunday 30th September - Two circular Walks in Cambridgeshire. Morning - Woodwalton, afternoon - Broughton.
Walk 1 Monks Wood and Woodwalton.
Meet at the village green in Woodwalton, off the A1 near Sawtry, map/grid ref: 225/TL214808 (PE28 5YN) at 10:30. Roadside parking by the green, please park considerately. Heading out from the pretty village of Woodwalton and through the natural beauty of Monks Wood, this walk packs in the best of what Cambridgeshire has to offer walkers. An ancient lowland wood, home to a variety of flora and fauna, a stunning yet lonely church and a vantage point that offers an impressive view across miles fo open fen land. Woodland Tracks, field paths/tracks, no stiles but some road walking. Wet/boggy woods after rain.
10km (6½ miles).
Drive to the Crown Inn pub in Broughton for some beer flavoured beverages and a spot of lunch.
Walk 2 Broughton, Abbots Ripton Estate and Kings Ripton.
Please contact the walk leader beforehand if you are only doing the afternoon walk otherwise the group may set off early.
Meet at Crown Inn public house in Broughton, map/grid ref: 225/TL280777 (PE28 3AY) at 13:30. Easy walking of great variety through woodland, fields and a pleasant village. Quiet places to sit and rest. Wildlife friendly management of the Abbots Ripton Estate, so plenty of wildlife. There are dogs on the Abbots Ripton Estate which can become defensive when seeing strange dogs around, so not a walk to take your own pooch. During wet spells it gets muddy in certain areas.
11km (7 miles).
For more information contact the walk leader Vince on 07949 995583.
Sunday 14th October - Fen Rivers Way River Cam Linear Walk Part 2.
Meet at Waterbeach Railway Station Car Park (£2 all day or nearby street parking) map/grid ref. 209/TL501648 at 10:30. Follow the River Cam to Cambridge. This is a lovely riverbank walk passing Clayhithe Farm, Horningsea, Baits Bite Lock, Fen Ditton, entering the city via Milton and then observing the many colourful boat houses before arriving in the city centre. Walkers can chose from a number of tea shops/pubs at the end of this walk and look at the many architectural delights before taking the train back Waterbeach (regular service £2.60 single).
A level walk of 12km (7½ miles). For more information contact the walk leaders Susan and Nigel on 07702 405956.
Sunday 28th October 2018 - Grimston, Leicestershire
Meet at the church in Grimston (off the A6006 west of Melton Mowbray), map/grid ref: 246/SK685218 at 10:30. A circular walk to Ab Kettleby, down in the Vale of Belvoir to Nether Broughton. Mostly flat with a short hill near the end.
16km (10 miles) For more information contact the walk leader Mike S on 07828 540840.
*** Change of start point *** Sunday 11th November - Wakerley Woods Circular Calk
Meet outside the Grounds café at Fineshade Top Lodge (off the A43 between Stamford and Corby), map/grid ref: 224/SP980983 at 10:30. There is a lay-by just before you enter Top Lodge, but if this is full, there is parking at Top Lodge for £4/day. The walk will go past Laxton Hall into Wakerley Woods, then onto Bulwick for a short pub stop before returning via Blatherwyke Lake. The Queens Head at Bulwick is re-opening that week and the publican says we can eat our sandwiches in the garden.
18km (11 miles). For more information contact the walk leaders Debbie and Ian on 07436 583716.
Sunday 25th November - Foxton Locks, Northamptonshire
Meet in the Foxton Locks Car Park (pay and display - follow the signs for Foxton Locks from the B6047 North of Market Harborough) map/grid ref: 223/SP692892 at 10:30 for a walk along the canal to Laughton returning via Gumley and the impressive flight of locks at Foxton. The walk will mostly be on canal towpaths, tracks and pasture fields. Bring lunch, there will be a pub or cafe stop at the locks near the end of the walk for drinks.
13km (8 miles) For more information contact the walk leader Jane P on 07490 800284.
Sunday 9th December - Toft Walk and PYW Christmas Meal
Meet at the Toft Country House Hotel, between Stamford and Bourne, map/grid ref: 234/TF068171 (PE10 0JT) at 10:30. The morning walk takes us out to Lound and back again via an old railway cutting and includes some hills providing fine views over the Lincolnshire Fens, weather permitting. We return to the hotel where we have Christmas lunch booked for 13:30. Anyone wishing to do just the walk, or just the meal, is welcome to do so although we would ask that if you wish join us for the meal then please contact Julie before 10th November to book a place.
6km (4 miles) For more information contact the walk leaders Ian and Julie on 07974 601694.
Sunday 23rd December – Castor and Ailsworth, pre-Christmas Short Walk
Meet at Station Road in Ailsworth map/grid ref: 227/TL116987 at 10:30. Please park sensibly in the adjacent streets. This short circular walk will be in the vicinity of the villages of Castor and Ailsworth and the route will be dependent on the ground conditions. The walk will finish at the Royal Oak Pub for those wishing to have a pint.
9km (5½ miles) For more information contact the walk leaders Susan and Nigel on 07702 405956.
Sunday 6th January 2019 – Barnwell, Northamptonshire
Meet at the Village Hall car park in Barnwell (off the A605 between Oundle and Thrapston), map/grid ref: 227/TL051848 at 10:30. The car park can be found behind the pub, The Montague Arms. This is an ideal walk for people new to walking and loops out via Armston and Polebrook before returning to The Montague Arms for those that wish to join us for a drink.
10km (6 miles). For more information contact the walk leaders Stephen and Sarah on 01733 247275 or 07941 006176.
Sunday 20th January 2019 - Barrowden, Rutland
Meet outside the Exeter Arms Pub in Barrowden (off the A47 near Morcott), map/grid ref. 234/SK946001 at 10:30. Walking toward Wakerley and Laxton and returning via Harringworth. A possible pub stop at Harringworth and/or Barrowden.
14km (9 miles) For more information contact the walk leader Linda on 0775 1629794.
Sunday 3rd Febuary 2019 – Ketton to Barrowden circular
Meet at The Railway, Church Road (Station Road), Ketton, PE9 3TD, map/grid ref: 234/SK983043 at 10:30. The walk takes us out to Tixover, then Barrowden, stopping for lunch and visiting The Exeter Arms, to the South Luffenham Heath and back to Ketton.
15km (9½ miles) For more information contact the walk leaders Ian and Julie on 07974 601694.
Sunday 17th February 2019 - Marholm, Cambridgeshire
Meet outside the village hall on Castor road in Marholm, map/grid ref: 227/TF148021 at 10:30. Parking is on the road near to the village hall. A circular walk from Marholm village to Castor Hanglands nature reserve, easy going with no hills but might be muddy in places. Possibility of lunch in the Fitzwilliam Arms.
13km (8 miles) For more information contact the walk leader Mike S on 07828 540840.