The Waendel Walkers' Club

The Number 1 Club in the British Walking Federation

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Latest News - Updated Wednesday 17th April 2019

First of all I would like to thank the 200 participants of yesterday's Nineteenth Annual Valley and Views event from Wilbarston. On the whole feedback was positive and we all look forward to 2020 and the Twentieth run of this popular event. Special thanks to Tony Bridgman and all the supporting team for their hard work and preparation for this event. A couple of items were left behind at the hall, a pair of gloves and a lightweight outer garment with a walk description and a full bottle of water. If you own either of these items please contact the club secretary and we will try to reconcile you with your items.

The Summer coach trip will take place on Sunday 23rd June and, as is customary to make the summer event coastal, it is planned that the routes will end at Brighton. The booking list will open at the Three Compasses walk on Sunday 28th April and based on feedback from a number of regular coach trip enthusiasts it is likely to be very popular. We may be down for a 07.30 departure from Castle Way but this will be confirmed nearer the time. If you would like to join us please put your name on the list on or after the Three Compasses walk.

The Summer Wednesday evening season has now started and the next event will take place on Wednesday 24th April and will be based from the White Hart in Great Houghton at around 18.00. Please do not arrive before 17.30 as the walk leader is unlikely to be ready for you.

Our next Sunday walk will take place on 28th April and will see us walking again from the Three Compasses at Upper Dean in Bedfordshire. As always the walk will start around 10.00 and the walk desk will not open before 09.30 so please do not arrive before then as neither the walk organiser nor the venue will be ready for you. Give yourself an extra half hour in bed instead - you know it makes sense. We have been asked to request that walkers not use the pub car park due to lack of capacity and the needs of lunchtime customers, but to please park on the grass verges before the pub.

As you may know, your committee meets about once every six weeks and there may be issues that you as members wish us to raise and discuss at these meetings. Any such matters can be notified to us by email by following  this link no less than 24 hours before the meeting. A schedule of meetings has been added to the "your club committee" page on this website. These meetings remain closed however anyone who is considering joining the committee will be welcome to come along to one of our meetings before making their decision. The next meeting will take place on Thursday 2nd May 2019.

If you would like to get more involved in your club, we are always looking for additional walk co-ordinators - there are just seven of us on the committee and almost 40 walking events every year - and whilst most committee members will organise and run up to three events each year we still need non-committee members to organise the occasional event. If you have never organised a walk before and would like to, one of us will "buddy up" with you to help plan and run the event and we have a comprehensive "beginners guide" covering everything from choosing your venue through to details of the administration and what makes a good walk description. Why not give it a go - I promise you'll enjoy it. Our 2019 schedules are complete but it is not too soon to think about the 2020 schedule, so if you would like a no obligation chat about what is involved please contact me through the website and I will call you back.

Lapel Badges. Club lapel badges are now available from Andrew Whitehead or through this website or the Facebook page. They will also be available at walk desks and will cost £3. Please buy one and wear it on your lapel to support your club.  Of course Andrew can provide other club merchandise including polo shirts, sweat shirts, fleeces and baseball caps. See the Club Merchandise section of this site for prices and availability.