The Waendel Walkers' Club

The Number 1 Club in the British Walking Federation

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Latest News - Updated Wednesday 5th December 2018

The Sunday schedule for 2019 is now complete and available on this web site, apart from a couple of events in the autumn which are yet to be finalised. We are also looking for a walk leader for the post Christmas Welly Womble on 27th December so any offers would be appreciated - you would be fully supported by a member of the committee.

Our next Sunday walk is the final coach trip of 2018 will take place on Sunday 9th December and as is customary it will be London based. The booking list is now almost full so make enquiries and bookings online through this website or the Facebook page or directly from Alison and John Percival.

IMPORTANT - The following walk, just before Christmas on Sunday 23rd December and in your walk cards as TBC, will be based out of the Albion Brewery Bar at 54 Kingswell Street, Northampton NN1 1PR. Be aware that there is NO parking at the venue so you will have to park in the local car parks which are chargeable. The nearest is at Commercial Street South NN1 1PJ and will cost you £2 for the whole day (pay and display). The larger St Peters Way car park is also convenient (NN1 1TP) but the upper section is now run by NCP and is £2.50 for a maximum stay of 3 hours. The lower section (known as Commercial Street)operates the £2 for the whole day policy. Last year the council agreed to waive charges near Christmas after pressure from local shops and if this happens again we will provide this update here on the website and on the Facebook event page.

As you 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.

Also in December the club Christmas social event will take place on Friday 14th December at 19.30 at the Wellingborough Old Grammarians Headquarters. The event will include a quiz, music and general socialising with your fellow club members. Tickets are available from Barry Crick or at any walk desk, and are priced at £7.00 (£8.00 for non-members and guests) and will include a buffet supper.

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.

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.