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Hugh Bauchop.

It is my sad duty to report that Hugh Bauchop has passed away in Kettering General Hospital.
Hugh was a stalwart of the club and will be sadly missed.

Our thoughts are with  his wife Margaret and his daughter at this very sad time.

No details of funeral arrangements are available at the moment but will be posted as soon as they become available.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  January 17, 2018 9:40  under General

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Thursday Walk Leaders Required.

We only have leaders for Thursday walks up to the 22nd of February which isn't all that far away.
So if you want to keep walking we need leaders to come forward. If you can help please contact Rosemary W on 01536 746173.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  January 15, 2018 15:04  under General

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Thursday 11th january 2018 Walk Report.

27 walkers set off the The St. Johns Arms at Melchbourne on what can only be described as our Caledonian members would call a really dreich day i.e dull and misty with a side order of drizzle.
This sort of weather would be classed as the height of Summer North of the Border.

This part of Bedfordshire was pastures new or pastures very rarely visited for many walkers.
The walk was around six miles in length and took us over a variety of tracks. woods and a several fields which could be described as having a high co-efficient of squelchiness.

We paused for our break in the churchyard at Risely and on seeing a number of people entering we assumed a funeral was about to take place but no it was a church lunch and the vicar in explaining this said we would all be most welcome. What he would have said if we had taken up his kind invitation can only be guessed at.

Our return route was over the same sort of terrain as the out leg but the drizzle finally stopped.

On returning to the pub we were joined by Ann R and John C for lunch. 

Thanks to Sue and Jem C for organising and leading the walk.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  January 11, 2018 16:37  under Walk Reports

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Nomitations for 2018 Goodwill Recipients.

If you have a charity you would like to nominate to be a recipient for the clubs Goodwill collections for the coming year could you let a member of the committee know as soon as possible please?
You should also be prepared to provide a brief statement as to why they should be considered which can be put to the AGM.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  January 06, 2018 15:17  under General

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Saturday 6th January 2018 Walk Report.

A goodly turnout for a Saturday walk of 16 set off in bright sunshine from the Piper in Windmill Avenue in Kettering for a yet another chance to blow away the last of the festive cobwebs.
Our route took us along the area shown on the map as "The Wilderness" which is a misnomer las it is crossed by a very good hard track. We then crossed the A6 and up Barton Hill for a short distance then followed the path across the fields to the side of St. Botolph's Church.

We then followed the track behind Wicksteed Park then into the park and round the lake pausing for our banana break in one of the shelters. where thankfully seats were provided.Continuing through the park a welcome comfort break was made and we the retraced our route back to the A6 and across the Wilderness and passed the skate park where the going was slightly squelchy before returning to the Piper. We were joined by John C. for a very welcome and reasonably priced lunch.

Thanks to Gloria S for organising and leading the walk and to Vonnie M for acting as back marker.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  January 06, 2018 15:02  under Walk Reports

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 Thursday 22nd February Walk Report. 

-February 22, 2018

 Saturday 17th February Walk Report. 

-February 19, 2018

 Thursday 8th February 2018 Walk Report. 

-February 09, 2018