The Waendel Walkers' Club

The Number 1 Club in the British Walking Federation

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Pete Rickwood - Chairman

Latest News - Updated Thursday 27th June 2024

Thank you to all that joined us for the June coach trip to Thetford organised by Andrew. A good time was had by all 35 members who participated. Our next coach trip, organised by Brenda, will take place on 15th September and the location is still being finalised but it is likely to be based in the Peak District. Watch this space for booking details.

Our next Sunday walk will take place on Sunday 7th July and will see us returning to Easton on the Hill, near Stamford. As usual the desk will open around 09.30 so please do not arrive before then as the pub may well have had a late Saturday and neither the venue nor the walk leader will be ready for you. We regret we continue to have to make this request but we have had a couple of complaints from our venues and we really do not wish to alienate them and thereby discourage them from hosting our events.

Our next Wednesday walk will take place on 10th July and sees us walking again from the Red Lion in Broughton. As with all our evening walks we only offer a 10km route so we can hopefully get everyone back before sunset. As usual the desk will open around 17.30 so please do not arrive before then as neither the venue nor the walk leader will be ready for you.

Social Events Update. Based on the success of our "Beer and Skittles" event back in March 2024 from Rushden Station we are repeating this event on Friday 12th July. Details are the same as before with tickets now on sale from Paul and Julie and will be £10 to again include a fish supper. By the nature of the event numbers will be limited so if you would like to come along we advise you to book early.

2024 AGM Update. The 2024 Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday 13th June at the Old Grammarians HQ and was attended by 17 members. Now that all relevant parties have been notified we can announce that our designated charity for 2024-2025 will be Glamis Hall, and that member awards have been selected as Dean Chester - Achievement award for completing every Sunday walk in 2024 and Member award to John Searle for his continuing support to the club particularly helping with our walks in Cambridgeshire. Dean's award was presented at the June coach trip and John's will be presented at the next event in Cambridgeshire. Increases in membership subscriptions and walk fees were presented at the AGM and were agreed by all attending members. Details appear in the next paragraphs:

Membership Fees Price Change. Annual membership will be increased for the first time in over 10 years and will change from £4 to £5. This change will take effect from next membership year, starting on January 1, 2025. Anyone who has already pre-paid for next year or beyond will not be subject to this increase retrospectively. New members will be charged at the increased rate immediately.

Series Walk Fees Change. Important - please read. Walk fees will increase by 50p to £1.00, and non-member walk fees from £1.00 to £2.00. This increase will take effect for Sunday walks starting with the walk on 4th August. The Wednesday series will remain at current levels for the remaining walks in 2024 but will be charged at the new increased rate for the 2025 season starting next April. This is the first increase in walk fees for at least 15 years.

Walk Leaders still required. We still need to extend our group of volunteers to organise a walk or two in 2024. If you would like to take this on it would be appreciated and first timers will be fully supported by one of us. For more details please contact our walk co-ordinator Graham Baker using the contact details on the committee page of this website.