The Waendel Walkers' Club

The Number 1 Club in the British Walking Federation

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Latest News - Updated Monday 13th November 2017

The 2018 Sunday Schedule is being finalised and the dates (although not yet the venues) along with our annual events and coach trip details are now on this site.   Remember that for those members who have not yet done so, we will ask you to renew your 2018 annual membership at the Wollaston Wobble or your first subsequent walk of the series, which remains at only £4.

Further to the above, details and a downloadable pre-registration form for the eighteenth annual "Valley and Views" event taking place on April 15th 2018 are now available on the Special Club Events section of this site.

Our next Sunday walk will take place on 26th November 2017 and will see us walking from the Shuckburgh Arms at Southwick, a couple of miles north-west of Oundle, to the north of the county. 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 - and the venue might have had a busy night on the Saturday so a little consideration for them would be appreciated. Give yourself an extra half hour in bed instead - you know it makes sense.

Our final Sunday coach trip of 2017 will take place on Sunday 10th December and as is tradition it will be loosely based in London. The booking list is now full but you can join the wait list at any walk desk or directly from John or Alison Percival. The cost of the trip is very reasonable, usually less than £15!

Booking is also now available for our seasonal social event on the evening of Friday 15th December which will include a quiz, raffle and supper. More details and a booking link can be found on the Special Club Events page of this website.

After having to cancel the annual pilgrimage to Belgium in 2017 to participate in the Clermont Walking Festival due to non-availability of Ferries I am pleased to confirm that the club will be participating again in 2018. For your diaries, the dates are Friday 9th Feb 2018 (leaving Castle Way in Wellingborough around 16.00 - note the earlier time than in previous years) returning to Wellingborough by mid evening on Monday 12th February 2018. More details will be provided in the Special Club Events section of this site in due course.

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, and whilst we have the 2018 Sunday season sewn up we are now planning our 2018 Wednesday summer season of events! 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 - you'll enjoy it. 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 branded merchandise as well such as polo shirts, sweat shirts, fleeces and baseball caps. See the Club Merchandise section of this site for prices and availability.