Let's Go

Walking

This is the web site of The Walking Club,
a Peterborough based hiking group.




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Club Night

Tuesday 5th February 2019

Come along for a drink, to chat and discuss any Club business. All welcome, at the Botolph Arms, Oundle Road from 7:30pm.

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Bed and breakfast trip to Shropshire

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th February 2019

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We have booked into Ironbridge Coalport Youth Hostel which is positioned within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, home to 10 family–friendly museums, littered with industrial archaeology and brimming with places to grab a bite to eat or a drink. The Youth Hostel is situated in one of the original factory buildings of the Coalport China Works on the banks of the river Severn, with canal paths and old railway line walking routes to the iconic Iron Bridge. The hostel is licensed and has a self–catering kitchen.

Walking in the area will be in and around the Severn Valley, with a trip up the Wrekin nearby, an option for those that haven't done it.

We will travel up on Friday at times to suit everybody, walk Friday for those travelling up early, then walk Saturday and have another walk on Sunday before returning home.

The cost will be £56.50 which covers accommodation on Friday and Saturday and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. We will probably go to a local hostelry for our evening meals. If you would like packed lunches, they will cost an extra £5.75 each. Mileage costs will be in the order of £20. Non–members are subject to an additional payment of £3. You need to send a completed booking form (to be found in the Newsletter) and your payment to Andy by Sunday 13th January to book your place.

Places may be limited. First come first served. If you don't fancy the Youth Hostel why not look into booking your own accommodation locally.

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Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 9th April 2019

The Annual General Meeting of the Club will take place on Tuesday 9th April 2019 at the Botolph Arms, Oundle Road, Peterborough starting at 7:30pm. This is an important event in the running of the Club and we hope you will make every effort to attend.

AGENDA

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of AGM 2018
  3. Matters arising
  4. Chairman’s report
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Election of Officers
  7. Any Other Business

We intend to issue copies of the minutes of last years AGM at the meeting. If you would like a copy in advance of this then please let Alan know.

If you wish to submit a motion for discussion at the AGM, then please write it down together with the names of the proposer and seconder and hand it to one of the committee.

The following posts are up for re–election:

  1. Chairman
  2. Secretary
  3. Treasurer
  4. PR Representative
  5. Transport Co–ordinator
  6. Route Planner
  7. Special Events Co–ordinator
  8. Editor
  9. Membership Secretary

After the formal business which should take about half an hour, we usually stay on for a chat and a drink

If you are interested in taking on a role on the committee, then please talk to one of the committee. The success of the club relies on an active membership.

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Easter in the Lake District

Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April 2019

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We have booked 10 beds at the YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe which is a converted 80 bed Victorian mansion with spectacular views of the Rothay Valley and surrounding fells. The hostel is licensed and has a self-catering kitchen.

We will travel up on Friday leaving at approx. 8am and travel back Monday afternoon. The cost will be £138.75 (see booking form for options) which covers accommodation on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and breakfast on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Packed lunches are available for an extra £5.75 each. Proposals for evening meals will be discussed at the time; options being a two–course meal in the hostel at £9.95 or a trip to one of the pubs in Grasmere. If you wish to self–cater the cost will be £120. Mileage costs will be in the order of £35. Non–members are subject to an additional payment of £3.

You need to send a completed booking form (to be found in the Newsletter) to Alan by Sunday 17th March to book your place.

A booking form is included in the newsletter. Please contact Alan if you have any queries.

If you don’t fancy the Youth Hostel why not look into booking your own accommodation locally.

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Club Night

Tuesday 4th June 2019

Come along for a drink, to chat and discuss any Club business. All welcome, at the Botolph Arms, Oundle Road from 7:30pm.

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Beer by Foot

Saturday 8th June 2019

This is not the Beer–by–Rail, which is later in July, but this is a walk around some of the hostelries in Peterborough. Meet in the Draper's Arms at 12:00 Noon.

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Social by Rail

Saturday 20th July 2019

This event involves taking a train to Oakham for lunch and drinks at a couple of pubs (usually including the Grainstore brewery) and then returning by train to Stamford for more drinks in some of Stamford’s many hostelries. The train is then taken to return to Peterborough where what happens depends on how people feel. Usually we have an evening meal either in Stamford of back in Peterborough depending on people’s preferences. A good day if you like beer and social chit chat. There’s also some walking between the pubs.

Meet at Peterborough station about 11:30 in time to buy a ticket and get on the train. The proposed programme (which might change on a whim) is:


11:52 Train P’Boro to Oakham
12:18 Arrive Oakham to eat and drink but not necessarily in that order.
16:46 Train Oakham to Stamford
16:59 Arrive Stamford for more drinks at one or two pubs.
21:00 Train Stamford to P’Boro
21:15 Arrive P’Boro for a meal (if we haven’t eaten in Stamford) and a final drink in the Brewery Tap (if it’s still open) or the Draper’s Arms if you’re still up for it.

Taxis home are probably the order of the day. The train fare is approximately £12.70. Food and beer money is extra!

If you live in Stamford you can meet up with us either on the Oakham train or when we get back to Stamford.

Please contact Alan to let him know you are coming.

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Club Night

Tuesday 6th August 2019

Come along for a drink, to chat and discuss any Club business. All welcome, at the Botolph Arms, Oundle Road from 7:30pm.

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Walk and a Meal

Saturday 10th August 2019

Details not yet available.

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Club Night

Tuesday 1st October 2019

Come along for a drink, to chat and discuss any Club business. All welcome, at the Botolph Arms, Oundle Road from 7:30pm.

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Weekend Away in Portugal

Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th October 2019

Details not yet available.

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Greyhound Racing

Friday 8th November 2019

Why not join us for a night at the Peterborough dog racing track? For this visit we will be booking into the restaurant for a meal overlooking the race track where any flutters that you might want to make on the doggies will be placed for you (minimum stake £1). The cost will be around £16.00 (to be confirmed nearer the time) which includes entry, a race card and a two course meal. The bar opens at 6:30pm and you have to take up your restaurant place by 8:00pm. For further details click here .

If you would like to come, please send payment to Alan by Wednesday 30th October.

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Christmas Meal

Tuesday 10th December 2019

Details not yet available but keep the date free.

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