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Walking club

The walking club is a ProParte sub-group.

Aim Relaxed walks, focusing on the environment.
Activities Every second Friday morning of the month. The walks generally last 2 to 2.5 hours (7.5 to 10 km). We drink coffee together afterwards.
Membership ProParte members
Members About 19, two of which are sleeping members; no room for new members.
Fees None
Transport to walking locations By own or public means of transport
Contact persons Titia van der Eb-Brongersma
Roel Willemze

The programme consists of walks in the Leiden area and occasionally a little further afield. We alternately visit polders, dunes, beaches and country estates, focusing on nature and the history of the area.

2022 Annual report

This year again, this statement by J. van der Groen, 1669, gardener to Stadtholder William III, applied:

‘Het buytenleven is het vermakelijckste, voordeeligste, gesontste en het saligste leven’

We walked part of the Singel Route led by Moh Daha, enjoyed the many birds at Hennepoel and Veerpolder at the Polders Oegstgeest nature reserve, visited the Keukenhofbos in Lisse, walked around Lentevreugd in Wassenaar and the Prielenbos near Zoetermeer, hiked the Malote route near Noordwijk, went out in the rain to watch the fallow deer rutting in the Amsterdam Water Supply Dunes, and enjoyed the autumn colours in Leyduin. The December walk was cancelled due to bad weather, but three die-hards managed to find their way to the beach anyway. A fun highlight in July was a walk through the Heempark in Leiderdorp, followed by an fabulous BBQ at Daha's.

Titia prepared most of the walks this year; the intention is for other members to prepare walks next year as well.