Fed up with the same old networking events? If a stuffy room full of loud people and wilting sandwiches doesn't float your boat and you'd like to meet like-minded people from the logistics sector in a more fun environment, whilst raising money for our chosen charity Transaid, then Netwalking might just be the ideal opportunity for you!
Come along to get some fresh air and enjoy the countryside whilst making new friends who share your passion for logistics. We are aiming to walk 12 miles on Saturday and 8 miles on Sunday, with a pub lunch on each day.
Accommodation: We will be staying at the White Horse Inn at Empingham (http://www.whitehorserutland.co.uk/). Accommodation on Saturday night in a twin room is included. Additional nights are available on request, please contact us if you would like to stay Friday and/or Sunday night as well as Saturday. If you have a preference about who you'd like to share with, please let us know; alternatively we will pair you with someone - don't worry, Women in Logistics events are always extremely friendly and we will make sure you're sharing with someone nice. It is a small pub, so single rooms are not available for this event.
Price: The cost per person includes overnight pub accommodation for one night in a twin room with dinner and breakfast, two days walking with a guide, plus a donation to our chosen charity Transaid. Pub lunches are not included: please pay for your own on the day. There are two different price options:
- 'Standard' price: £150 per person
- 'Fundraising Walkers' price: £110 per person
Fundraising: This is a fundraising event for our chosen charity Transaid (http://www.transaid.org/). If you would prefer to pay your own contribution without getting sponsored, please select the 'Standard' price. If you would like to raise sponsorship for Transaid from your family and friends, please select the 'Fundraising Walkers' price and join our team on Justgiving.com to share what you're doing with your potential sponsors. You should aim to raise a minimum of £50 please.
Clothing & Equipment: This is not the time for high-fashion! Walking boots are ideal, or sturdy trainers. You will need a waterproof coat and warm clothes for walking. Bear in mind that your walking clothes might get wet if it rains, so it would be a good idea to bring a change of clothes and a small rucksack. Dinner on Saturday is casual - jeans are fine. If you have walking equipment such as poles, compass, Garmin, binoculars, etc, you are welcome to bring them, but these items are all optional. The organisers will bring a small first aid kit, although we hope it won't be needed! The area where we're walking is beautiful, so you may want to bring a camera.
Walking: Our event will be accessible to people at most levels of fitness. We are hoping to walk 12 miles on Saturday and 8 miles on Sunday. If you haven't walked this far before, it would be sensible to do some training in the 6 weeks prior to the event. If you're unsure about whether you should take part, please consult your GP before signing up. Our walking speed will be dictated by the needs of the group and nobody will get left behind.