The Waendel Walkers' Club

The Number 1 Club in the British Walking Federation

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Latest News - Updated Monday 7th August 2017

The next and final summer evening walk of 2017 will take place on Wednesday 16th August and will see us walking from the Half Moon in Grendon. 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. As stated this will be the last summer Wednesday evening walk this year - the 2018 season will start in April and watch this space for dates and venues. Thanks for all who have supported us this year and we hope to see you on a Sunday walk soon else next year for the new season of evening events.

Our next Sunday walk will take place on 20th August 2017 and will see us walking from the Old Kings Head in Long Buckby. 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 venue will be ready for you - and the venue might have had a busy night on the Saturday so a little consideration for them would be appreciated. Give yourself an extra half hour in bed instead - you know it makes sense.

IMPORTANT - I have been asked to notify you that if you are planning on dining at the Old Kings Head at Long Buckby after the Sunday walk above please contact the pub as soon as possible to book your table as they normally get fully booked a few weeks ahead.

The next edition of the club magazine, the Waendeller, will be published by mid-September and as such any articles of general interest to our walkers would be welcome. Please send any such content to the editor, Barry Crick, or to the club directly via this website by 3rd September.

Our next coach trip of 2017 will take place on Sunday 17th September and the booking list is now open with over 20 spaces booked already. The cost of the trip is very reasonable, usually less than £15, as we only plan to break even, so the fuller the coach the less the cost per head. Bookings can be made at any walk desks, via this site or Facebook, or by directly contacting John or Alison Percival (see the committee page to download contact details). Be aware that on this specific coach trip we will be setting off from Castle Way a little earlier than usual, at 07.30, so please take this into account when deciding whether to join us for this trip.

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 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, and we are already planning our 2018 season of events! 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.  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.