The Waendel Walkers' Club

The Number 1 Club in the British Walking Federation

December 10th 2017 Coach Trip

The last of our quarterly coach trips this year will take place on 10th December. As is customary with our pre-Christmas walks the itinerary will be London-based. The booking list is now full however wait list bookings can be made at any walk desk or directly from John or Alison Percival, alternatively electronically via our Facebook page or by contacting us by email via this website.

December 15th 2017 Social Evening

There will be a social event held on Friday December 15th starting at 19.00 and will take place at the Old Grammarians Headquarters on Oxford Street, Wellingborough. There will be a quiz, a raffle and supper will be provided. There is also a very reasonably priced licenced bar.  Tickets are £7.00 per head (£8.00 for guests) including your meal (choice of fish and chips or chicken and chips, or vegetarian option by prior arrangement). Tickets can be purchased from Barry Crick directly or via the Facebook page or this website link.  Please specify the number of tickets with names and membership status when applying as well as your food choice if possible. Tickets will be limited to 50 so please book early to avoid disappointment. John Percival will be selling raffle tickets at walk desks from now on as well as on the night itself.

February 9th to 12th February 2018 Clermont Festival Trip

Sadly as most of you are aware, the 2017 event had to be cancelled due to non availablility of suitable ferry times.

We can confirm that the club will however participate in the 2018 festival and more details will appear once these have been finalised.

April 15th 2018 Eighteenth Valley and Views from Wilbarston Village Hall

The eighteenth Valley and Views will be held on Sunday 15th April 2018.  There will again be a three distance event offering routes of approximately 11km, 26km and 42km - the latter being a true marathon distance for the purists. All walks will follow footpaths and bridleways with occasional short distances on quiet country roads.  A full route description will be provided for each route.  The walks follow the Welland Valley with some great views across Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.  Entrants come from all over Britain and the continent and there is always a good friendly atmosphere at the Village Hall which has full facilities.  An all day breakfast is available for a small charge.

There are also on-route check points which will provide light refreshments free of charge.

Starting times, distances and entry fees are available on the downloadable pre-registration form which, to save time on the day can also be printed, completed and given to us on or before the event.

If you prefer you may enter on the day – just turn up, register, collect a route description and go.  Remember there is no such thing as bad weather, just unsuitable clothing.  If the weather is sunny, remember the hat, drink and sunscreen.  If it is wet bring the waterproofs and umbrella!  Wear suitable shoes, trainers or boots.  Dogs are welcome, but please remember to keep it under control and on a lead when walking through the countryside, particularly amongst livestock.

The routes are all on OS Landranger (1:50k) map 141.  If you use OS Explorer (1:25k) maps you will need 233, 234 and 224.  As with all of our regular walks you will be provided with written route instructions at check in and detailed route maps will also be displayed around the hall.