The Waendel Walkers' Club

The Number 1 Club in the British Walking Federation

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Latest News - Updated Thursday 23rd May 2019

URGENT - please note that due to pub closure the walk on Sunday 7th July originally planned to be from the Samuel Pepys in Slipton will now take place from the Cowpers Oak in Weston Underwood. The Sunday walk page on this website has been updated to reflect this and the downloadable schedule has also been changed.

Thank you to those members who attended the Annual General Meeting last week and congratulations to the various award winners - Tony Bridgman for the photo award, Kim Wardiell for the club member award, Gillian Long for the achievement award, and the three Williams children for jointly receiving the junior member award. Also at the meting it was confirmed that this year's charity will be the Andi Bull Cancer Trust.

Our next Sunday walk will take place on 26th May and will see us walking from the Cock Inn at Roade. 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.

The Summer Wednesday evening season is now well under way and the next event will take place on Wednesday 5th June and will be based from the Old House in Wellingborough (the Hart Family Brewpub) at around 18.00. Please do not arrive before 17.30 as the walk leader is unlikely to be ready for you.

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 is now open. 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 at any walk desk or directly through John or Alison Percival. You can also message us through the website or our Facebook page. Even if you do not wish to walk but just fancy about 6 hours in Brighton you will still be very welcome.

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.