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Committee Vacancy.

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

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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

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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.
David H.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  January 29, 2020 19:25  under General

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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

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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 breakā€.

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

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 Committee Vacancy. 

-February 17, 2020

 Pre ordering for 20th Feb Walk. 

-January 30, 2020

 AOB items for 2020 AGM. 

-January 29, 2020

 LONDON TRIP : 18.04.2020 

-January 25, 2020

 Thursday 6th January 2020 Walk Report. 

-February 16, 2020