Cambridge, Historic University, King's College, Grantchester Meadows, 19km hike (£23 inc travel), Sat 22 Jan

Cambridge hike
£23.00Distance: 19km Difficulty: easy Ascent: mostly flat

DATE:

Saturday 22 January 2022
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HIKING DIFFICULTY:

Distance: 19km.
Ascent: mostly flat.
Difficulty: easy.
Terrain: grass and concrete paths.
Pace: medium.

CATEGORIES:

Bridge, Castle, Church, City, Cobbled streets, Gardens, Hike, History, Market, Museums, Panoramic views, Park, Punting, River, Royalty, University

COST:

This amazing trip costs £23.00 .

WHAT'S INCLUDED: This includes the well-organised trip with all of the logistics and route planned, 2-way transport, and some awesome hike buddies.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED: We don't normally go inside buildings or attractions that charge an entry fee unless stated in the "Extra Activity Costs" section below.

EXTRA ACTIVITY COSTS:

In your free time, if you want to take part in a chauffeured punting tour along the River Cam then it will cost approx £18.

DESTINATION INFO:

Cambridge is one of Britain’s most famous cities. It combines the atmosphere of a rural town with the grandeur and tradition of its ancient university which dominates the city. The university began in 1209, when fighting between scholars and locals in Oxford led to students setting up a university in Cambridge, and it’s now one of the world’s top universities. It has educated some of the world’s top minds including Charles Darwin, Alan Turing, and Stephen Hawking.

HIGHLIGHTS:

– Hike around the beautiful greenery of Cambridge, following the River Cam down through Grantchester Meadows.
– Explore the little streets and try some food in the historic market square.
– See King’s College and its stunning Gothic chapel, the most photographed building in Cambridge.
– See the colleges where Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking, and other notable people studied, and see Newton’s apple tree.
– Walk through the park where first official football game was played.
– See the golden Corpus Clock, worth over £1 million.
– Some free time where you can take a chauffeured punting boat ride along the river Cam and under the Bridge of Sighs, visit the beautiful university colleges, and climb up Great St Mary’s Church for panoramic views of Cambridge.

GALLERY:


DEPARTURE:

MEETING TIME: 08:15 . We'll leave the departure point after 5 mins so you must arrive well before then.
MEETING LOCATION: Hotel Chocolat, King's Cross Station
King's Cross Station meeting point
MAP: [Google Maps] [Citymapper]

RETURN TO LONDON:

ARRIVAL TIME: 18:40
ARRIVAL LOCATION: Same as departure location. Note that we have group tickets and you need to return with us to the departure location.

TRIP UPDATES:

No updates.

NOTE:

– Check the Transport For London website (https://tfl.gov.uk) for details of any issues on the public transport network on this date, and use the journey planner to find the best way to arrive at our morning meeting point on time.
– You are responsible for your personal safety and your belongings at all times.
– Details of our trip may be changed to ensure that our trip runs smoothly, so you should check this event description and the updates section regularly, before coming on the trip and also during the trip if you break away from the group.
– You should buy your own travel insurance.
– There are no refunds unless we cancel the trip, and places are non-transferable.

COVID-19 SAFETY:

– As an organised group we can currently run day trips and hikes with up to 30 people.
– We are still required to follow Covid rules and restrictions laid down by the government, the NHS, the transport companies, and the places we visit. You are personally responsible so please stay aware of this.
– Please bring and wear a face mask where appropriate, maintain social distancing, and bring your own hand sanitiser gel and use this regularly throughout the day.

WHAT TO BRING:

– CLOTHING: It's always good to be prepared so we'd recommend always wearing footwear that is comfortable and supportive and suitable for walking/hiking on all terrain. The weather can change so bring some extra warm layers, a waterproof jacket, a hat and sunglasses, and it can be helpful to carry it in a light bag or rucksack.
– FOOD & DRINK: Bring a large bottle of water, and for hikes you should bring a packed lunch as we may have lunch somewhere scenic and away from shops.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

By purchasing a place on this trip and/or attending, you and each of your guests, as applicable, confirm that you have read and agreed to our Terms & Conditions. Click here to read these: https://ukexplorers.co.uk/terms/

COME WITH US:

Come with us as we go on another grand day out. It’s your chance to get out of London, enjoy a well-deserved break, discover this new place, see the famous and historic sights, try some local foods, take photos of your experiences, meet lots of wonderful guys and girls, and make some good friends. Book your place now to join us on a fantastic day out!

AVAILABILITY:

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BOOK YOUR PLACE:

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.