The Waendel Walkers' Club

The Number 1 Club in the British Walking Federation

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Latest News - Updated Thursday 12th May 2022

Urgent - Coach Trip News The first of our coach trips is scheduled for June 19th and will be based around Warwick. In order to maximise the likelihood of filling the coach please book your place at any walk desk as soon as possible if you wish to join us, or contact any member of the committee. Please also spread the word to anyone who may not see this website as we would like to fill the coach on this, our first coach trip for almost three years, and the more participants we have the lower the price per head.

Our next Sunday walk sees us walking from the Falcon Inn in Fotheringhay. This walk will take place on 22nd May from around 10.00 onwards. As usual please do not arrive before 09.30 as neither the walk desk nor the venue will be ready for you. As already stated we will be taking coach trip bookings at the walk desk.

Thank you for the thirty or so walkers who turned up last night for the Wilby walk.  This is the first timne we have walked from the George for some years as it has morphed its way through various guises and names. They made us very welcome and provided complementary bottles of water for our walkers. This event probably marks the furthest anyone has come to walk with us (unless anyone knows differently), as Jamie and Evie Stewart (the President and Secretary of IVV Australia respectively) joined us for the walk, before embarking on the International Waendel Walk this weekend.

Our next Wednesday Walk this season will take place on 25th May and will be based from the Overstone Arms at Pytchley. Just a reminder that our Wednesday walks are single distance events with just a 10km (6 mile) route and start at around 18.00 in order that you can finish before it gets too dark. Please however do not arrive before 17.30 as we will not be ready for you. We will also be taking coach trip bookings at this walk.

Urgent - Clermont 2023 We can now confirm that, subject to Covid, the 50th Clermont Festival of Walking will take place in Belgium in February 2023 and it is planned that we will participate and organise a coach trip for the whole weekend. All are invited - first timers will be made as welcome as those who have enjoyed this event for many years. This will be somewhat special as it is the fiftieth anniversary of the event, and, due to Covid, the first time we as a club have participated in five years. We intend to leave on the morning of Friday 10th February and stay three nights travelling back during the day on Monday 13th. There will be 50km and 35km routes as well as the usual shorter distances and of course the socialising that anyone who has been to Clermont with us in the past will be only too familiar with. Obviously, staying an extra night rather than travelling out overnight Friday as in previous years will have an impact on the cost, but at this stage we really need to gauge interest. If you are interested in participating in this great event please let Steve Sloan know in order that we can organise accomodation and finalise our plans. Steve can be contacted via message, email or telephone.

Membership Renewals. There are still around thirty members who have yet to renew their subscription for 2022. If this applies to you please can you renew at your earliest convenience. If you are not planning on walking soon please send your £4 per member to Pete or contact us for the club bank details if you wish to renew on line. If you have decided not to renew your membership please let us know this as well

Dates are now available for the committee meetings for 2022 and can be found on the committee page of this website using the link above. As announced at the 2021 AGM these will now be open to all members who wish to attend, observe, or raise an issue for discussion. The next one is Thursday June 9th and if any of you would like to attend and/or raise any issues please let Pete know before the day.