A bright, bright sunshiny day

It was third time lucky with the weather for this year’s Grantchester Ramble! After the torrential rain of 2012 and 2013, on June 6th the skies cleared for our annual pilgrimage in honour of the brave souls who campaigned for the ‘right to roam’ at the Mass Trespass of 1932. No matter that it wasn’t Kinder Scout – the gentle footpath from Newnham through the meadows to Grantchester was a lovely reminder that we are never far from green fields and open skies. We were able to linger longer by the river this year, enjoying the sunshine and singing ‘The Manchester Rambler’ and our own ‘Song for the Mass Trespass’ along with other favourites. Afterwards we joined with friends old and new at Grantchester Village Hall for a wonderful picnic lunch with delicious tea and cake provided by our lovely volunteers.

Here are a few photos to give a flavour of the day. Why not join us next year?

Street Voices Gather in Newnham
Setting off

Onward goes the pilgrim band…

Carl and Robin pause for conversation

Reaching the wide open spaces…

Past the famous red poll cattle…

Down to the river…

tuning up…
Relaxing on the grass…

‘Oh to hear the skylark sing’

‘I hear music everywhere…’

Onward to Grantchester…

Arriving at Grantchester Village Hall

Volunteers Elaine and Frances

Pianist Yvonne takes to the stage!

A smile from Kay as our singing picnic draws to a close

‘What was that about?’ Life returns to normal in the meadows…