MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2020
At the last committee meeting a discussion took
place about whether other members of the club might be interested in joining
the committee and it was concluded that while this might be desirable we were
up to full strength.
Vonnie M has suggested that as the job of Rambles
Secretary is no different from that of the Thursday Walks Co-ordinator which is
not a committee position then she would be quite happy to carry on with the
actual work of filling the walk card and also administering the club Facebook
page but without having to attend committee meetings as a full member.
I agreed to this and this
and it has created a vacancy for a general committee member without specific
responsibilities. There would be a requirement to attend four meeting a year so
if you would like to be more involved in helping run the club please let the
chairman know as soon as possible.
If more than one person
applies there would be a vote at the forthcoming AGM to decide who the
successful candidate would be. The successful candidate would also have to
satisfy some basic insurance checks.
posted by CHANGERINGER on February 17, 2020 17:02 under General
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020
Pre ordering for 20th Feb Walk.
Re 20th Feb walk due to excessively muddy conditions around Sudborough I have booked The Rose & Crown Islip. They require us to select our meals a week in advance! Final numbers to be confirmed the day before the walk.The route is mainly hard surface 7 miles to Woodford Mill for banana break. The booking list and menu will be passed around on the 6th Feb menu also attached here. Please note if we get 20+ ordering Fish Chips & Mushy Peas price reduces to £5. Bookings to Paul
posted by CHANGERINGER on January 30, 2020 20:51 under General
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2020
AOB items for 2020 AGM.
In order to provide a proper response to any AOB items members may wish to bring up at the forthcoming AGM would they please pass them to either the secretary or chairman by 15th February latest please.
posted by CHANGERINGER on January 29, 2020 19:25 under General
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020
LONDON TRIP : 18.04.2020
It seems that due to works on the rail line on the 18th that the 8.06 a.m. becomes a bus from the Station to Bedford and then train to St Pancras from Bedford arriving St Pancras at 10.16 a.m. which means we would have to reduce the walk route a little.
Alternatively, there is an 07.39 a.m. train frm Kettering which arrives St Pancras at 09.39 which is roughly the time we would have arrived if the 08.06 a.m. had been running without rail issues.
Can you please let Sarah on 01536 510425 have your opinion as soon as possble as to which one you favour
posted by CHANGERINGER on January 25, 2020 11:59 under General
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2020
Thursday 9th January 2020 Walk Report.
Thirty walkers set out from the Cross Keys Inn, Kings Cliffe, spot on
schedule, at 10 a.m. on January 9th.
Our way took us along the path beside the churchyard, and from the end
of this lane up the slope, across the main road and thence via the old wood
yard into Fineshade Woods. We then
followed hardcore tracks to Top Lodge, where we stopped for our "coffee break”.
We then returned via different tracks through the woods to Kings Cliffe; overall
the walk was a shade under 5 miles and we were back soon after 12.15.
After what seemed months of almost incessant rain it was good to be out
and about in dry weather, and we even had sunshine for most of the way after an
overcast early morning. Despite heavy
rain the night before, we went round almost dry shod as we were on forest
tracks; just a short length about 150 yards near the wood yard necessitated
negotiating large puddles.
A new licensee had moved into the Cross Keys a few weeks before our walk
and renovation and decorating work was under way which required lunchtime
opening to be very limited on weekdays.
Despite this the licensee agreed to open the pub specially for us and
looked after us very well; a good omen for future rambles from Kings Cliffe
which is such a good centre for a wide range of walks.
Thanks to Robert and Rosemary W for organising and leading a very enjoyable Winter walk.
Thanks also to Julie S for providing the pictures.
posted by CHANGERINGER on January 21, 2020 11:58 under General