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Easter Newsletter 3

Hi hillwalkers!

Having got back from a wonderfully sunny Mystery Trip (to Bryn Golau, in South-Eastern Snowdonia, for those who hadn't worked it out!), it's a pleasure to look forward to our most relaxed trip of the year: a quick day trip to the Chiltern Hills. Beyond that, some places are available on a non-Club camping trip to Wicken Fen, and advance tickets are now available for our ceilidh.

  1. Day trip to the Chilterns, 28th May
  2. Wicken Fen wild camping, 2-3rd June
  3. Ceilidh tickets, 16th June

Great Offley, Chiltern Hills, Sunday 28th May

Take a short respite from revision, dissertations, and final projects, and join us on a short trip to the nearest hills to Cambridge. We'll be meeting at Cambridge train station at 10:45 on Sunday the 28th May, and taking a train and bus to Great Offley for a wander around the Barton and Pegston Hills in the Chilterns. Feel free to return early, or stay for a pub meal and come back later in the evening.

There's no limit on places and no need to be a member- just sign up here so I can send out travel details. Train and bus tickets can be bought on the day for around £10, and I can answer any questions by e-mail (

Wicken Fen wild camping, Friday 2nd to Saturday 3rd June

Trinity College MCR has kindly offered us a few places for wild camping at Wicken Fen, between Cambridge and Ely. It's a rare opportunity to stay at a remote National Trust site in the middle of a nature reserve, transport'll be arranged from Cambridge, and there'll be a camp fire, guitars, cooking and songs. Contact Rory Little ( if you're interested for more information. This isn't a CUHWC event, so no membership's required.

Tickets for our ceilidh, in aid of Mountain Rescue, Friday 16th June

It brings me great pleasure to announce the release of tickets for a ceilidh we're organising in the Dome of Murray Edwards College, on Friday the 16th June, in aid of Mountain Rescue England and Wales. Ceilidhs are fantastic fun, and even better when the money's going to save lives on the hills. Stemming from Scottish and English folk dancing, all the steps for the dances are called out, so there's no need for any previous experience, and everyone'll dance with pretty much everyone else, so there's no need to bring a partner.

Doors will open at 20:15, and dances start at 20:30. Advance tickets are £4 if paying by bank transfer and booking via this website ( or £4.32 if paying by debit/credit card via Agora ( On-the-door tickets will be £5, so book now!

Best wishes,