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41st International Waendel Walk is a success

Parks, sports and leisure

16 May 2022

Waendel walkers stroll through woodland

More than 3,200 walkers took Wellingborough’s town, streets and the North Northamptonshire countryside to join in the 41st International Waendel Walk.

Walkers of all ages put their best foot forward and took part in routes ranging from 5km through to 42km on Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May.

The weekend started with the 5km and 10km Friendship walks and music on the Friday evening in the grounds of the Castle Theatre. Across Saturday and Sunday, the live music continued with performances by acts including Rock Choir and Jess Oresstano alongside sports, activities and entertainment.

12 different routes were available to walkers across the weekend and the annual event was celebrated with a closing ceremony at the Castle Theatre on Sunday evening.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers, stewards, entertainers and the Castle Theatre for helping us to make the 41st International Waendel Walk happen - we certainly couldn’t have done it without you. Plus, a special thank you goes to everyone who joined us and walked one, or more, of the walks - we hope to see you next year.

There was such a brilliant atmosphere at the Castle Theatre and along all the routes and we’re already looking forward to the making the event in 2023 bigger and better.
Cllr Helen Howell, North Northamptonshire Council’s Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Sport, Leisure, Culture and Tourism
After a two-year break, it was fantastic to have the International Waendel Walk back in Wellingborough and the surrounding North Northamptonshire countryside.

This event is a celebration of what the area has to offer people, whilst fulfilling our commitment to improve and offer healthier lifestyles for our residents and visitors.
Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the council

The 42nd International Waendel Walk will take place from 12 to 14 May 2023 and further information will be available later in 2022.