WAENDEL WALK: All the details for this weekend’s event in Wellingborough

Last year's Waendel Walk
Last year's Waendel Walk

Get your walking boots on - the Waendel Walk is back for its 38th year!

The internationally-renowned Waendel Walk returns to Wellingborough tonight (Friday), starting at 6pm this evening and running until Sunday (May 14).

The Waendel beer festival is open today and tomorrow

The Waendel beer festival is open today and tomorrow

The popular event has been running for nearly four decades now and the weekend of walking, swimming and entertainment has a long history of fundraising.

It usually attracts more than 5,000 people from around the world and hundreds of walkers have already registered online through The Castle theatre website.

The weekend kicks off at 6pm tonight with an opening ceremony and parade at The Castle theatre plus 5km and 10km friendship walks.

The entry fee for these walks is £1 and includes an exclusive Simba the Lion medal for all walkers aged 16 and under.

Last year's Waendel Walk

Last year's Waendel Walk

For anyone taking part tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday, there are walks ranging from a gentle 5km to a marathon 42km.

All routes travel across fields, footpaths and roads while visiting places of interest and local villages in and around Wellingborough.

The routes are different on each day, but all start and finish from The Castle theatre.

For details on each of the routes, click here

The Castle will host free entertainment all weekend, with performances from the Wellingborough Music and Arts Centre starting at 5.30pm on Friday and talented musicians from the area including Paul Strummer and Amy Claire Music on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

And if the walking leaves you feeling thirsty, the Wellingborough Waendel beer festival started last night and is running today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) at All Saints Church Hall in Midland Road, Wellingborough.

There will be more than 40 real ales and ciders from local and national microbreweries on offer as well as wine and soft drinks.

The festival will be open from midday umtil midnight on both days, with barbecue food available throughout the day.

Admission is £5 per day, or £8 for a two/three day ticket.

For more information about the Waendel Walk, which is suitable for all ages and abilities, visit www.castletheatre.co.uk/waendel or call 01933 270007.

And if you are taking part in this weekend’s event, we’d love to see your pictures!

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