The next Thursday walk will be on November 19th, 2020, starting from The Red Lion Great Wratting at 10:00. The organiser is Jerry Pavey. His telephone number is 01440 703311. There will be a 5k and 10k walk.
Please note: there will NOT be a Thursday walk during December or January. After this walk in November, the next Thursday walk will be in February 2021.
The next Winter Series Walk will be on Sunday, November 1st, 2020, starting at 9:00 from The Cherry Tree, Soham. The post code is CB7 5AH. The organiser is Barbara Hinsley. Her telephone number is 01353 720866. There are four distances, 5k, 6k 10k and 20k.
The club have organized all seven winter series walks for 2020 – 2021. Details are on the Series Walks Page.
Details of the Thursday September and October walks are also on the Series Walks Page.
This field of poppies was taken from the track through Bulmer brick works. The field very big and full of poppies, but the adjoining field had none. Later, there was lots of fields with a different type of poppy growing in them, for the production of morphine and cooking poppy seeds. The brick works dates back to the middle ages, and the building look that old, but apparently aren’t. They still hand make bricks there today.
The farm house is the last surviving building at Purton Green. It was built in 1250, and has changed little since.It was derelict, but was restored 50 years ago by Landmark Trust. They let it out for holidays. There is no vehicular access, so wheelbarrows are provided for you to transport your belongings the quarter of a mile from the parking space at the end of the lane.(That’s assuming you can get through the ford to the parking space!).
This walk has now been re-opened.