The Waendel Walkers' Club

The Number 1 Club in the British Walking Federation

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 them 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.

June 7th 2018 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will once again be held at the Wellingborough Old Grammarians HQ on Oxford Street and will take place on Thursday 7th June 2018 starting at 19.30. As usual you will have the chance to elect or re-elect those committee members who are standing down along with any new members who are nominated. If you would like to serve on the team please also contact Peter by 24th May. We still have a few unfilled roles (Minutes Secretary, Young Peoples Officer, Social Events Coordinator) or you could choose to be a committee member with no specific role. Any other motions or issues you wish to be raised at the AGM should also be communicated to Peter by 24th May. We hope to see many of you there, it's your opportunity to influence the direction of your club.

June 24th 2018 Coach Trip

The second of our quarterly coach trips this year will take place on 24th June. The booking list will open at the 29th April Rothwell walk but please do not contact us before that date as bookings will not be accepted. Bookings will then be taken at the walk desks, or by message or email from the website or our Facebook page, as well as directly with John and Alison Percival.

February 8th to 11th February 2019 Clermont Festival Trip

After a fantastic but snowy weekend in February 2018 we can confirm the club will be returning for the 2019 event and that the trip dates will be from Friday 8th February returning on Monday evening 11th February.

More details and a booking form will be provided in due course - watch this space.