Strolling group walks for Royston U3A members are at taken a gentle pace and, as far as possible, avoid roads, steep hills and muddy paths.
The Group Leader is David Walker. To email David, please click here: David Walker.
The next short walk will take place on 10th October
Venue Details : The plan is to re-visit the "Riverside Walk" which starts at the signposted car park on Barrington Road near Shepreth. The route follows the River Cam across open fields and through woodland pathways to Malton Lane. We will then take Malton Lane to Meldreth Road towards Shepreth taking in the Nature Reserve on the way. The planned route then follows Meldreth Road to Docwra's Manor at Shepreth and along Barrington Road back to the car park. Near Docwra's Manor is the Teacake Tearoom that will welcome you for refreshments, if you wish.
Brian Holson and David Walker checked the route last Thursday and found it pleasant enough. However, they needed secateurs on the woodland paths and it is likely to be muddy in parts if it has rained. Barrington Road lacks a sidewalk and strollers will need to exercise care. The route is flat and just under three miles long.
To find the car park (SG8 6QE) take the A10 North from Royston and turn left at the first junction past the Cambridge Motel, signposted "Shepreth". Follow Shepreth Road through Shepreth and pick up Barrington Road as you cross the level crossing by Shepreth Railway Station. Follow Barrington Road for just over half a mile and look out for a sign "Riverside Walk" on your right. At the sign, turn left into the car park.
Please meet in the car park at about 10:00, ready for a 10:15 start.
IMPORTANT: Watch this site for notification of footpath conditions and confirmation of the above walks on the Sundays prior to the walks
Strolls in 2019 will follow the now familiar pattern of once a fortnight on Thursday mornings and of not more than three miles, often shorter. The number of participants usually varies between 11 and 20.
We tend to alternate between two venues: Wimpole Hall and Therfield Heath. This allows us to appreciate the seasonal changes as there are four weeks between visits. Both venues have good car parks and refreshments available nearby. There may also be occasional walks at Fowlmere, too, as it seems a popular, even if rather limited, shorter walk.
Each stroll starts promptly at 10.15 a.m. and we are usually enjoying refreshments by 11.30, so the walks are not strenuous!
We walk whatever the weather as long as the access roads are free of ice and snow. I prefer not to have dogs on the strolls as most are over pasture and we may be quite close to grazing animals (usually sheep).
If you are a member of Royston U3A and you would like to join us either regularly or occasionally, please let me have your contact details and I will include you on the Strollers list and send confirmation of the time and start point a few days in advance.