The Waendel Walkers' Club

The Number 1 Club in the British Walking Federation

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Latest News - Updated Wednesday 18th July 2018

Newsflash - Due to the closure of the Lilacs in Isham the walk scheduled from there on 30th September will now be based from the Bell in Finedon. This website and the downloadable "all year schedule" have been updated to reflect this change.

Our next Sunday walk will take place on 22nd July and will see us again walking from the White Hart in Great Houghton. 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 pub will be ready for you. Give yourself an extra half hour in bed instead - you know it makes sense.

The September 16th 2018 Coach Trip will go on sale on 22nd July at the walk desk. Please book your seats at this or any subdequent walk desk, or by email or Facebook message, or directly with John or Alison Percival. Do not contact us before 22nd July to make it fair for those with no internet connection.

Our next Wednesday evening summer walk will take place on 25th July and will see us walking from the Royal Oak in Cogenhoe. The event officially starts at 18.00 but please do not arrive before 17.30 as there will be no start desk set up and the venue may well not be ready for you either.

We will be holding our first social event of the year on Friday evening 17th August. The event will follow on the success of our "crazy games" event a couple of years ago and as such will be "crazy games 2". It will take place at the Old Grammarians HQ and tickets will be £7 (£8 for non-member guests) to include a finger buffet. Room capacity will limit this event to 50 tickets and the event is being organised by Tony and Steve. Tickets will be available at all walk desks and full payment is requested at the time of booking. Team selection will take place at 19.30 and the games themselves will commence at 20.00.

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. We are currently planning the dates for our 2019 schedules 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 and perhaps you will choose to be one of our 2019 walk organisers.

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.

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.