The Waendel Walkers' Club

The Number 1 Club in the British Walking Federation

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Latest News - Updated Monday 19th March 2018

Our next Sunday walk will take place on 1st April (Easter Sunday) and will see us walking not this time from a pub or club but from the Brampton Way Car Park just near the Windhover at Chapel Brampton, a couple of miles north of Northampton. 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 the walk organiser will not be ready for you. Give yourself an extra half hour in bed instead - you know it makes sense.

The dates for the Wednesday evening 2018 Season are on this website along with some of the venues. We are still looking for a walk leader for one last walk so if anyone would like to take this on (remember its only a 10k single distance event) please contact me and one of us will work alongside you. We hope to finalise the full schedule very soon.

A reminder that for those members who have not yet done so, we ask you to renew your 2018 annual membership at your next walk, which remains at only £4. Thanks to the almost 120 members who have already renewed (and the few of you who by accident or choice also paid their 2019 subs - that's forward planning for you!) but there are almost 70 of you still to renew!! Be aware that those 2017 members who have yet to pay their renewal will be charged non-member rates for all walks until they do so please come to your next walk prepared to renew, or do so by post to the Club Secretary if it's easier - it saves you money and saves us time chasing up late membership renewals. If you have decided to no longer be a member of the club (and we hope this is not the case) please let us know via this website so we can mark you as an ex-member rather than chase you for your renewal.

As you will all be aware, your club is a long standing member of the British Walking Federation (BWF), indeed being club no 1. During 2018 the BWF along with its member clubs will be organising the 2018 Armistice Centenary Challenge, commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I, and the Waendel Walkers Club has contributed two new permanent trails to this project. Those wishing to participate in this challenge event need to register with the BWF and more details and a registration form can be downloaded from the link on the new Permanent Trails page. Walk instructions for the two Waendel Walkers Club routes and further details are now available on this website using the link above and a link to the appropriate BWF page has now been added.

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.

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. Whilst we have the 2018 Sunday season sewn up we are now finalising the 2018 Wednesday summer season of evening 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 - I promise 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.