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CAMBRIDGE DIDDY DOOR HUNT AND UNUSUAL ATTRACTIONS | 5 MILES
December 18, 2021 @ 9:45 am - 1:30 pm GMT
FANCY A TRIP TO CAMBRIDGE TO FIND SOME DIDDY DOORS?
Adventure Geek is not your traditional walking club, we like to do things a little bit differently. It may be hunting for noses and ears in London, visiting a bone crypt or perhaps you fancy looking for weird and unusual things in Cambridge? Life is an adventure and we are here to help you have mini-adventures where you experience something a bit different.
PARKING: Parking at Queens Anne Terrace Car Park, Gonville Pl, Cambridge CB1 1ND.
Then make your way to the starting point at the Cambridge Rules Monument in Parkers Piece (What 3 Words: https://what3words.com/builds.easy.lend )
10 am – The hunt begins for eight tiny doors which are no bigger than 6 inches, along with numerous other exciting and unusual things to see in Cambridge.
Created by Dinky Doors, the plan is to fill the world with mood-lifting and surprising delights. Just out of plain sight, but there to be unexpectedly spotted, nonetheless. And when you do spot them, it's enough to inject a bit of joy into your day. A moment of joy, that lifts your spirit and prepares you for the day's next challenge.
In addition to the doors, we have other unusual attractions to visit. To give you a taste, you will be witnessing a bridge that has been constructed using gravity rather than nuts and bolts and a very weird clock!
WALK AS A GROUP, OR INDEPENDENTLY
When you meet up with the Adventure Geek Team at the monument you will be handed a map with the locations and details of all the doors and unusual attractions that you will be looking for.
You will then have a choice to either have your own adventure, OR you can join Julia for a guided walk. If you decide to walk with the AG team, then we will only guide you to the actual street. It will be your responsibility to hunt for the doors and the other quirky surprises yourself (which is the fun part).
This walk is not physically challenging, it is more of a fun walk with lots of sightseeing. You will spend time in Central Cambridge and we will point out all sorts of interesting things for you to see etc. Your map will not only give you information on the doors, but we have lots of other “quirky” things for you to discover on this trail. All will be revealed!
How far will you be walking?
If you are following the guided map, then you can expect to walk around 4-5 miles during the course of the day.
MEETING PLACE: We suggest parking locally then make your way to the monument.
Note: we often meet in places where there is no postcode, so we encourage you to use the What3Words app which will take you to the exact location.
Click the link above, then click “Navigate using Google Maps”
WALK LEADER(S): Julia Doherty
IS THIS WALK DOG FRIENDLY? Yes, this walk is dog friendly.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
* Good trainers or walking shoes (and other clothes of course!).
* A drink.
* Hand sanitiser
RULES TO KEEP YOU SAFE :
- We walk in all weathers, however, if we have a weather warning then the event will be cancelled.
- We will only ever walk in groups of 15 or less. If we have more than 15, we will have two walk leaders and walk in opposite directions.
- Sweets at the halfway stage – we call this “squidge and dip” – hand sanitiser, then dip in for your free sweets.
- Your walk leader is not allowed to carry personal possessions for you. Please bring a bag with drink/pockets to carry keys/hats/gloves etc (think about supporting the AG brand by purchasing an AG rucksack!).
- If you wish to bring and PPE, masks etc, please do. All walk leaders will also carry sanitiser, protective gloves and the first aid kit.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
There are no permissions expressed or implied by the Adventure Geek organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the Adventure Geek organisers.
Walking is a physically active sport. If you have any doubts about your abilities, you should always seek advice from your GP before embarking on an Adventure Geek walk.
By registering for an event you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. We regroup often and our walks cater for all levels of fitness.
Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.
Adventure Geek volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage are proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.
Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks, however, we kindly ask that only one dog per walker and that the welfare of the animal remains your responsibility throughout your walk. On occasion, we may add a note of “No dogs allowed” on specific walks (usually those with cattle), please respect this note.