The Waendel Walkers' Club

The Number 1 Club in the British Walking Federation

Background

As many of you may be aware the Waendel Walkers Club used to organise a number of Permanent Trails in the local area which were managed routes which could be walked at any time, and were registered with the BWF in order that walkers could claim walk and distance credits for participation. Verification of participation was achieved by walkers having to answer various questions during the walk that theoretically could only be done by walking the route and finding the answers, somewhat like a treasure trail.

These questions needed to be regularly changed, and the routes regularly re-walked and verified by the club to ensure continued accuracy of the route description, and as such were time consuming, also these routes eventually attracted so few participants that the committee decided it was no longer viable to support the Permanent Trail initiative. However the committee has been keeping this policy under review and has decided to resume Permanent Trails initially for 2018 to assess take up and interest. Two trails were created for the BWF Armistice Challenge and were managed by your club committee. Whilst the Armistice challenge is now complete, we have agreed to re-register these two walks as regular Permanent Trails and the details and descriptions have been reviewed, updated and appear below.

Armistice Walk Middleton Cheney - Permanent Trail No 310

This is a 10km circular walk starting and ending at the Co-operative shop in Middleton Cheney High Street (there is a car park nearby) and the route takes you past a churchyard with commemorative plaques to the dead of World War One, and also passes the site of one of the UKs main munitions factories from this time. You can download the following documents through the links: walk registration form and answer sheet; route description; and background information sheet. Note the walk description was updated on 7th January 2019.

Armistice Walk Towcester - Permanent Trail No 312

This is a 13.5km circular walk starting and ending at the Saracens Head Hotel and the route takes you past the site of Pattishall POW camp. You can download the following documents through the links; walk registration form and answer sheet; route description; and background information sheet. Note the walk description was updated on 7th January 2019.