Windmill Walkers

A friendly walking club based in the East Riding of Yorkshire

 

Walks

 

For planned walks please see the Walks menu above.

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Latest Information

 

This area will be used to show walk changes due to, for example, bad weather.

 

  • Sun 18 Feb - Hull Monopoly Walk. Visit everywhere on the Hull Monopoly Board! Start at Craven Park off Preston Road at 10am. Roadside parking is available on the access road leading to the stadium from Preston Road.

The walk is all urban and suitable for trainers. It will be divided into 3 sections and may be done in whole or in part.

Section 1 (East Hull) Approx 5.5miles

Leave Craven Park 10.00am

Section 2 (Town) Approx 2.5 miles

Leave Myton Bridge (Western end) approx 12.15

Section 3 (West Hull) 6.0 miles approx

Leave Hull Truck 2.30 pm

Return to Craven Park may be made from any point on the walk by using public transport. The walk may end at the KC stadium unless there is overwhelming demand on the day to continue to the Humber Bridge.

The Stagecoach No3 service runs every 15 minutes from the interchange.

 

  • Wed 21 Feb 2018 - Howden. There is limited parking at the Wellington Hotel in Howden, so if members could car share as much as possible that would be very helpful. Please access the car park from Bridgegate through the archway immediately to the left of hotel.

 

  • Wed 6 Jun 2018 Beer and Boots Bookings are now being taken for the Beer and Boots walk from the Wold Top Brewery on 6th June. The Cost is £12. This should be handed to either Ian (walk leader) or the Treasurer.

The day will include an 8 mile walk from the Brewery following parts of the Wolds Way and Centenary Way visiting Camp Dale the site of a Roman camp and Stocking Dale.

After the walk there will be a substantial buffet and the opportunity for beer tasting. Two sample beers are included in the price. There will be an optional tour of the brewery if there is sufficient interest - there would be a £5 charge for this. Please let Ian know if you would like to go on the tour.

Those members not wishing to walk will be welcome to enjoy the buffet and beer and tour. They should arrive at 2pm. There is ample parking at the Brewery site.

 

  • Volunteer leaders are needed to complete this year's planned walks. Available dates are highlighed in yellow.

 

Nothing more to report.

 

(Updated 13/01/2018)

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Events & Notes

 

 

  • In 2017 members walked over 8300 miles with the club (31/12/17)

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Recent events

 

  • 10 Jan 2018 The club Annual General Meeting was held at the Duke of Cumberland Public House, Market Green, Cottingham. After reports of a successful 2017, the club committee was re-elected and a £100 donation made to the REMAP disability charity.

 

  • 13 Dec 2017 The club annual Christmas lunch at the Millhouse, Skidby. Thanks again, to EP and CP for their excellent organisation. Photos - 2017 Christmas lunch.

 

  • 05 July 2017 Coach ramble to Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire. Photographs are on the Photo Gallery.

 

  • Apr-May 2017 long walk - The Priory 900

As well as our normal weekly Wednesday and monthly Sunday walks,the club tackled the 68 miles of the Priory 900, from York to Bridlington, on six Spring Mondays. Click the link for more details: 2017 Priory 900

 

  • 18 Jan 2017 Annual General Meeting was held at the Duke of Cumberland Public House, Cottingham.

 

  • 14 Dec 2016 The annual Windmill Walkers' Christmas Lunch was held at The Millhouse, Skidby. - Click for photos. Thanks, once again, to EP and CP for their excellent organisation.

 

 

  • Apr-May 2016 The 2016 Wilberforce Way The walk has been completed! Twelve members took part - three walked the whole route. View the photographs on the 'Photo Gallery' (01/06/16)

 

  • 15 Apr 2016

A First Aid Course instructed by the British Red Cross was attended by 10 club members.

 

  • Feb 2016

Letters of thanks for our charity donations were received from Make a Wish and C.H.I.E.F.

 

  • 09 Jan 2016 Annual General Meeting was held at the King William Public House, Cottingham.

 

  • 16 Dec 2015

An excellent club Christmas Lunch was enjoyed at The Triton in Brantingham. A big thank you to EP and CP for organising it.

 

  • 4 Dec 2015

Meeting to complete the walks plan for 2016 - King William Public House, Hallgate, Cottingham. If you have a suggestion for a walk which you would like to lead then please contact Ian or the secretary. We will provide help with the organisation.

 

  • 1 Jul 2015

A very enjoyable Coach ramble to the Pickering area was held with a choice of 7 or 11 mile routes. This was followed by an excellent meal at Harper's Staxton restaurant on the way home. Special thanks to to C and E P for the excellent organisation.

 

  • 21 Jan 2015

Letter of thanks received from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for our £100 donation.

 

Page updated 01/01/2018

Welcome to the Windmill Walkers' web site

Skidby Mill. The last working windmill in Yorkshire.
New name badges issued May 2016.

The Windmill Walkers Rambling Club was established in 1999. It was formed in Skidby, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, where you will find the only working windmill in East Yorkshire - hence the club name.

 

With a membership of over 80 adults, the club is managed by a committee of annually elected volunteers.

 

We concentrate on a programme of member led, weekly Wednesday walks of some 5 to 7 miles which attract around 30 walkers, and longer weekend walks once each month on the 3rd Sunday involving 10 or 12 regular walkers.

 

Wednesday walks usually start at 10:00am ending at about 1:00pm with an optional lunch at a suitable pub or cafe. We take a break at about 11am for a drink and snack. Most walks take place in the East Riding of Yorkshire with occasional visits to North Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

 

If you would like to try a walk with us then please contact us by e-mail. We hope that you enjoy our company so much that after two walks you will want to become a member. Please wear adequate footwear and clothing. Whilst we take care when planning walks, when you do walk with the club, you are responsible for your own safety and ensuring that you are fit enough to take part.

 

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Annual membership is £10.00, renewable in January. Our constitution and membership application form are available in the Document Store.

 

Our group is affiliated to the Ramblers and we support their aims and objectives. We hold civil liability insurance to help protect our members and leaders on organised club walks.

 

Have a look at our 'Useful Links' page with details of other local and national organisations and suggested walks.

 

For further information or to request membership please contact the secretary using the 'Contact us' menu button above.

 

When planning your walk you may check the local weather at the BBC website.

An East Riding of Yorkshire walking club serving towns and villages including - Market Weighton, Withernsea, Preston, Hedon, Walkington, Cottingham, Beverley, Skidby, Hessle, Hull, Westella, Kirkella, North and South Cave. Weekend and Wednesday walks.