This weekend we’re off to Cambridge – home to the prestigious and one of the oldest in the world Cambridge University!
In its 800 year history the university has been home to many famous names, including Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking and many more.
On this day hike we’re going to do a lovely waterside walk along the River Cam from the ancient city of Ely to Cambridge. As a recent graduate of the University of Cambridge, I will tell you more about the university: the system of personal tuition at Cambridge, which really sets it apart from other UK universities, traditions – some serious and some silly, an unusual dress code and a mystical and sometimes bizarre interview process!
There is no better time to visit Cambridge and soak up the atmosphere of this magic city than during May Week (only in Cambridge can a week in mid-June be called May Week 😊)! May Week marks the end of the examination period within the university and it is a week of boat racing, garden parties and May Balls!
On our hike, we’re going to visit the famous Cambridge University May Bumps on the River Cam, the highlight of the Cambridge rowing calendar. Many of the boat clubs set up marquees with barbeques and Pimms on sale along the river. It’s Cambridge’s version of the Henley Regatta and the social highlight of a rower’s year, popular with students, townies and alumni alike. This is college sport at its most lavish.
Distance: 19 miles (30 km).
This hike is suited for those that have a medium or excellent level of fitness. It is very flat, with virtually no elevation. Due to a longer distance, this hike is slightly more challenging than our other day hikes!
We will meet at 7:50 AM at London King’s Cross railway station on the benches next to the Little Waitrose store and leave the meeting point at 8:05 AM. Planned arrival time back to London, depending on the pace of the group, is about 9 PM.
We will stop for a snack lunch halfway through the hike, so please bring a packed lunch with you.
This hike is led by an experienced, Outdoor First Aid qualified hike leader.
What to bring:
We will take care of the rest, so just turn up and have a great day hiking 😊!
If you’d like to walk at a faster pace than the group, we recommend to download the Maps.me app on your phone. All maps in the app are offline, which means that you’ll be able to use them without an internet connection or in places with poor reception. The Maps.me app is free and is very easy to use. On the day, I will explain how to use the app and share the GPS route of the hike. For more details on how to download the app see here.
Traveling in small groups creates a friendly atmosphere. We aim to have no more than 16 walkers per group leader.
This tour, as well as any other Evebus Tours, can be arranged for private groups. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org with email subject “Private tours”.
The tour is over, but available for pre-order. For this contact us