Havac Walkers Walking Club

We are a UK walking club based in Haverhill, Suffolk and a member of The British Walking Federation (BWF).  We organise 7 winter walks, offering a distance of 5k, 10k or 20k.  These are held on the first Sunday of the month from October through April.  Start time is 09.00 for those wishing to complete the 20k.  Anyone wanting to walk a shorter route with a member of Havac should arrive at the start by 09.30.  Walkers happy to walk the short route on their own can arrive any time between  09.00 and 10.30. We also organise 7 summer walks held on a Monday evening.  These are 5k and 10k in length and take place every other Monday beginning in late May.  Start time is 18.00.  A written route description is supplied.  The cost per walk per person is 50p.  We also organise guided, mid-week walks on the third Thursday of each month throughout the year, typically 8-10k plus a shorter walk of 5k.  Walks are within a radius of 25 miles of Haverhill. You can walk with a group, or on your own, on the summer and winter walks, but the Thursday walks are group lead. If you are new to walking and would prefer to walk with a club member, contact the walk organiser or a committee member, and this can be arranged. There is no better way to see the countryside, and to keep healthy. The club also has 16 “All year round” Permanent Trails in the Haverhill area, which are self-guided. A route description can be downloaded from this website, and they can be walked at any time.

Committee Members

The committee has 8 members, who stand for re-election every year at the AGM which is usually held in October.  The current members are:

Ray Shanks Chairman 01440 762198
Pat Shanks Secretary havacwalkers@gmail.com
Colin Smith Treasurer  
Ann Whiting Membership & Communications  Secretary  
Karl Chapman BWF Liaison Officer & Permanent Trails Sec. 01223 891032
Gerry Pavey Thursday Series Secretary 01440 703311
Barrie Schulz Summer Series Secretary 01440 788617
John Smith Webmaster