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A Springtime message from Joy…..

Joy TrippThe Area Council has been considering what support to offer to the various walking and canal festivals planned in the County.

As you may be aware in the past we have taken our publicity stand to Blisworth Canal festival in August, volunteers to help put up the gazebo and to chat to people visiting the stand are needed, please do get in touch with me or Claire if you can help. (8th/9th August 2015)   Indeed we could do more of this type of event if we had more volunteers to help. 

On a national note I am pleased to say that the Area Council were able to see and comment on the Resolutions for the 2015 General Council (the AGM of the RA) at our recent February meeting.  There was also further discussion at GC about how the organisation is to be governed in the future. (See separate story)

 Nationally the Ramblers will be 80 this year.  To mark the occasion there will be a Big Pathwatch between June and October, involving members and the public, when it is hoped to walk every footpath all over the country.  Details to follow.......

Joy Tripp
Area Chair

April 2015

36th International Waendel Walk

Get ready for the 36th International Waendel
Walk! There are lots of walks to choose from
and all the routes are new and improved. There
is also plenty of live music and entertainment
beginning with our Opening Parade on Friday
evening. Over Saturday and Sunday walkers
can choose to take part in routes of
5, 10, 15, 25 and 42 kilometres. The weekend
finishes with our Closing Awards Ceremony on
Sunday afternoon.

Read more: 36th International Waendel Walk

Healthy Walking

Joy Tripp and Fiona Rawlings have been talking to representative of “Walking for Health” in South Northamptonshire regarding some joint walking opportunities between them and the Ramblers, and therefore introducing more shorter walks into our programmes, but also to encourage non-walkers to start walking (and potentially join the ramblers).  This supports the Ramblers campaign for “Settee to Summit”

Corby Walking Festival 2015

Corby Walking Festival 25 to 31 May 2015

Northants Ramblers lead a four day walk around the Corby Round (a total of 34 miles)

All walks will start promptly at 10.00. Walkers are responsible for parking their cars safely at the finish of the walks and a minibus will take them to the start of the days walk. To book a place on the minibus you must contact the walk leader in advance.

Read more: Corby Walking Festival 2015

Volunteering Opportunities

We are currently looking for volunteers to join our footpaths secretaries on their sub-committee to help with this valuable work, a full description of the requirements of this role can be found on the Ramblers website. We would also like to put a call out again for a Walking Environment Officer and Minutes Secretary for the Area Council.