The Waendel Walkers' Club

The Number 1 Club in the British Walking Federation

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Latest News - Updated Thursday 9th August 2018

Important social event update.  It is with regret that we have had to cancel the Crazy Games social event originally planned for Friday 17th August. Sadly, due to holiday and other commitments we sold very few tickets. Please watch this space for details of a pre-Christmas social event in December.

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 19th August and will see us returning to the Duchess at Fenstanton, just inside Cambridgeshire. 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. Important - if you are wishing to take lunch at the pub after your walk please book in advance to avoid disappointment by calling them on 01480 350859.

Our next Wednesday evening summer walk will take place on 22nd August and will see us walking from the George in Wilby. 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. Thank you for all who have supported our Wednesday summer season in 2018 - this is the last walk of this year's series but the 2019 season will commence in April 2019. Of course our Sunday series of walks continues throughout the year.

The September 16th 2018 Coach Trip is now on sale. Please book your seats at any subsequent walk desk, or by email or Facebook message, or directly with John or Alison Percival. We will be walking along a section of the Thames Path finishing at the beautiful market town of Abingdon in Oxfordshire, famous for the Morlands Brewery (now part of Greene King) and MG Motors, both of which are still very visible in the town.

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.