Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Shaw's Strolls Introduction

Welcome to a series of articles on Pub Walks. For me, the definition of a perfect Sunday, is a walk through the countryside followed by a Pub Lunch. If you agree with me, then you will take to these walks like ducks to water. If you are not already enthusiastic ramblers, then I hope that these articles will persuade you to dip your toe it. Each walk will begin and end at a particular pub. They will vary in length from 3 to 7 miles, and each route will be described in detail with an accompanying map. I hope you enjoy these "Walks for all Seasons".

Let me tell you about my passion for walking and real ale. I was born and brought up in the southwest suburbs of Sheffield, with the limitless moorlands and valleys of the Peak District on my "back door step". When I first arrived in this area over twenty years ago, my first reaction was that the walking in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire was like the local beer, "all flat and boring". I soon put these prejudices ideas behind me and discovered that this area has much to offer the walker (and the real ale drinker). The rolling landscape of the Beds/Cambs border offers wonderful walks with constantly changing vistas, the essence of good walking country, and the riverside walks offer endless tranquillity.

I hope you enjoy these walks as much I did researching them!