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Royston Group

The Royston Ramblers invite you to enjoy fresh air and wonderful countryside in great company. Try us! We really are a very friendly group

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
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Overview

We will walk across Therfield Heath to the Pasque flowers on Church Hill.  This site contains around a quarter of the UK population of the species.  From there, we use field paths to Thrift Farm and see the new water pipeline.  We walk back along the full length of Therfield Heath, enjoying views over Cambridgeshire.  There is a short steep descent off Church Hill and a short ascent to the viewpoint on the way back.

Tuesday, 2 April 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
12:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
8.8km / 5.5mi
Ascent:
193m / 633ft
Type:
circular

Assistance dogs only as Therfield Heath is a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and the walk is in the bird nesting season.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available
  • No car needed

Starting point

Grid reference:
TL 34781 40507
Nearest postcode:
SG8 5BJ
what3words:
proved.reeling.retail
Start time:
10:00 am

We will meet outside the Heath cafe, where there is a large car park. The cafe will be open before and after the walk for refreshments. Parking is not dependent on visiting the cafe. The Heath is around 20 minutes walk from Royston train station.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking