Spring days out in Cambridge’s countryside

Put a spring in your step with Cambridge Past, Present and Future

The days are definitely getting longer and we can all feel the season begin to turn as spring finally shows its hand with the sunnier, warmer days and beginnings of new growth. Kickstart a new season by getting out into the fresh air and contributing to keeping Cambridge’s green spaces. 

Spring Clean Litter Pick, Sunday 10 March: 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Do your bit to keep the stunning Coton countryside reserve looking beautiful by lending a hand to help pick litter from footpaths and hedgerows in the reserve and surrounding village. It’s part of the Great British Spring Clean – with the aim of inspiring half a million people nationwide to join forces and collect, dispose of and recycle single-use plastic litter that destroys the beauty of our landscape and harms our wildlife. 

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NB: Meet outside The Plough pub in Coton village. All equipment provided; wear tough clothing and footwear. No need to book, just turn up.

Directions:The Plough is a short walk north up Grantchester Road from the Reserve. If driving directly to the Reserve please park in Martin car park located just to the west of Cambridge on Grantchester Road, CB23 7PZ. OS grid reference TL414 577GB.

Weekly Healthy Walking, Every Thursday throughout the year: 10am and 10.30am start

An enthusiastic group of trained volunteers who lead two, weekly ‘Walking for Health’ walks at Wandlebury. The first is slightly faster while the second is more leisurely, accommodating people who are not so fit or are newcomers to the group. Each walk lasts around 30 minutes and covers about 1.5 miles. With the slower second walk, we offer a shortcut back to the base if needed. This social group meets all year round at 10am every Thursday morning, with the slower walk starting at 10.30am. Walks are well-attended, with 50-60 people joining most weeks. Some people like it so much they do both walks! Teas and coffees are available afterwards.

NB: Free of charge and no need to book. If you want to take part for the first time then please arrive 10 minutes early to register. The meeting point is the Stables Education Centre. Donations towards the upkeep of the park are always welcome.

Directions: Wandlebury Country Park is on the A1307, 2.5km south of the Addenbrooke’s roundabout. CB22 3AE. Parking is available on site and costs £3 per vehicle, members free.

Wandlebury Wildlife, Sunday 24 March: 11am to 3.30pm

Explore the habitats of Wandlebury and the wildlife that calls it home. Learn from interactive displays and talks from the conservation partners, and meet the team that works to protect and safeguard Wandlebury’s wildlife. Fun and learning for all ages! In conjunction with the Cambridge Science Festival, the yearly series of events providing the public with opportunities to explore and discuss issues of scientific interest and concern and raising aspirations by encouraging young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

NB: Free, drop-in event for all ages. No need to book. Donations welcome.

Directions: Wandlebury Country Park is on the A1307, 2.5km south of the Addenbrooke’s roundabout. CB22 3AE. Parking is available on site and costs £3 per vehicle, members free.

For more information: email [email protected], call 01223 243830 extension 207 or visit www.cambridgeppf.org/whats-on

 

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