The Waendel Walkers' Club

The Number 1 Club in the British Walking Federation

December 9th 2018 Coach Trip

The last of our quarterly coach trips this year will take place on 9th December and as is customary for this event will finish in Central London. The list is now open and bookings can be made via the website, facebook page or directly by contacting John and Alison Percival or of course at any walk desk.

December 14th 2018 Social Evening

There will be a social event held on Friday December 15th starting at 19.30 and will take place at the Old Grammarians Headquarters on Oxford Street, Wellingborough. There will be a quiz, a raffle and supper will be provided which for this year will be a buffet. There is also a very reasonably priced licenced bar.  Tickets are £7.00 per head (£8.00 for non-members and guests) including the buffet. Tickets can be purchased from Barry Crick directly or via the Facebook page or this website link.  Please specify the number of tickets with names and membership status when applying as well as your food choice if possible. Tickets will be limited to 50 so please book early to avoid disappointment. John Percival will be selling raffle tickets at club walks before the event but not on the evening itself!!

February 8th to 11th February 2019 Clermont Festival Trip

It is with some regret that due to lack of take up of this event we have had to cancel it. Watch this space for news of the 2020 event.

April 14th 2019 Nineteenth Valley and Views from Wilbarston Village Hall

The nineteenth Valley and Views will be held on Sunday 14th April 2019.  There will again be a three distance event offering routes of approximately 11km, 26km and 42km - the latter being a true marathon distance for the purists. All walks will follow footpaths and bridleways with occasional short distances on quiet country roads.  A full route description will be provided for each route.  The walks follow the Welland Valley with some great views across Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.  Entrants come from all over Britain and the continent and there is always a good friendly atmosphere at the Village Hall which has full facilities.  An all day breakfast is available for a small charge.

There are also on-route check points which will provide light refreshments free of charge.

Starting times, distances and entry fees are available on the downloadable pre-registration form which, to save time on the day can also be printed, completed and given to us on or before the event.

If you prefer you may enter on the day – just turn up, register, collect a route description and go.  Remember there is no such thing as bad weather, just unsuitable clothing.  If the weather is sunny, remember the hat, drink and sunscreen.  If it is wet bring the waterproofs and umbrella!  Wear suitable shoes, trainers or boots.  Dogs are welcome, but please remember to keep them under control and on a lead when walking through the countryside, particularly amongst livestock.

The routes are all on OS Landranger (1:50k) map 141.  If you use OS Explorer (1:25k) maps you will need 233, 234 and 224.  As with all of our regular walks you will be provided with written route instructions at check in and detailed route maps will also be displayed around the hall.