Waendel walking on sunshine
What? You live in Northamptonshire and you've never done the Waendel walk? Let's get involved
The Waendel Walk, Wellingborough, Friday 10-12 May
What? You live in Northamptonshire and you’ve never done the Waendel walk? Truthfully, neither had I until the last couple of years and it’s on my doorstep! However, now the Muddy Stilettos (walking boots) look forward to this weekend for lots of reasons. It’s dog and kid friendly, you don’t have to be super-fit to take part, and there are numerous watering holes on every route. What’s not to like about that? Better still, the annual event brings thousands of visitors from all over the world to little old Wellingborough and it’s another great secret of our wonderful county. Now in it’s 40th year, this year’s International Waendel Walk Weekend features routes with choices from 5, 10, 15, 25 and 42km for walkers of all ages and abilities. All routes travel across fields, footpaths and roads, whilst visiting places of interest and local villages in and around Wellingborough. That doesn’t include New Look, although I think it is on one of the shorter routes.
Why not use your opportunity to take part in the Waendel Walk and get out and explore the fantastic scenery and culture in Northamptonshire. As a non- competitive event open to everyone, the walks really are open to all ages. Our friends at The Castle Theatre will host free entertainment all weekend, with performances from the Wellingborough Music and Arts Centre starting at 5.30pm on Friday and talented local musicians on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Chair of the Waendel Walk Working Party, Cllr Malcolm Waters, said: “The 40th International Waendel Walk will provide a whole-host of different routes for people of all ages and abilities. I would encourage anyone who is looking to raise money for charity this spring or get outside and explore our borough to enter now and join in the fun.” And leader of the Borough Council of Wellingborough, Cllr Martin Griffiths, said: “We are working with Parkwood Leisure to offer a number of activities for residents throughout the weekend. Whether you’d like to come along and try out a shorter route or take on a longer challenge, this event will provide something or everyone.”
This all sounds healthy, fun and good for the whole community! Up for it? The online booking system is now open and can be found on the link below; happy walking!
The Castle Theatre, Castle Way, Wellingborough, NN8 1XA