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Its Arrived!! The Wednesday summer schedule has now started with almost 40 walkers joining us at the Red Lion in Yardley Hastings last night. This website has been updated with the full schedule, along with a printable download as usual.
The next Sunday walk will be the seventeenth annual Valley and Views event and will take place on Sunday 30th April from Wilbarston Village Hall as usual, and more details can be found on the events page of this website along with a downloadable entry form for those who wish to pre-register and save themselves time on the day.
After a great start, the next summer evening walk will take place on Wednesday 3rd May and will be based out of the White Hart in Great Houghton. 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 pub may well not be ready for you either.
Also, if you havent already noted it in your diaries, the clubs Annual General Meeting will take place this year on Thursday 1st June 2017 at the Welllingborough Old Grammarians Headquarters in Oxford Street starting at 20.00. Members please try to attend and you will have a chance to influence the future direction of your club. Remember that your membership is valid until the end of 2017 so there is no need to renew your subscriptions at the AGM as in previous years, although anyone wishing to do so in advance is more than welcome to do so.
A change to your schedules - the Bull at Olney which suffered a fire last year is unlikely to re-open in time for the scheduled Sunday walk on 28th May. It has been decided that, like last year, this walk will instead take place from the Two Brewers in Olney. This website and the downloadable Sunday schedule have been updated to this effect but your walk start cards have the wrong information on them.
On a point of information and to avoid any confusion, the George in Fenstanton, from where we will walk on 23rd July was closed but has now reopened under the new name of the Duchess. This website and the downloadable Sunday schedule have been updated to this effect. The planned walk in July will of course still take place.
After having to cancel the annual pilgrimage to Belgium in 2017 to participate in the Clermont Walking Festival due to non-availability of Ferries I am pleased to confirm that the club will be participating again in 2018. For your diaries, the dates are Friday 9th Feb 2018 (leaving Castle Way in Wellingborough around 19.00) returning to Wellingborough by mid evening on Monday 12th February 2018. More details and a downloadable registration form will be provided in the events section of this site in due course.
If you would like to get more involved in your club, we are always looking for additional walk co-ordinators - there are eight 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, 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 - you'll enjoy it. If you would like a no obligation chat about what is involved please contact me through the website and I will call you back.
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.