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Walking club

The walking club is a sub-group of ProParte.

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 9 km). 
Membership Members of ProParte
Members Membership: approx. 15; small number of new members possible.
Fees None
Transport to walking locations By own or public means of transport
Contact persons Titia van der Eb-Brongersma
Roel Willemze

The ProParte walking club is a fun and active group of walkers. Since the death of Adri Gittenberger-de Groot on 16 September 2020, the ProParte walking club has consisted of 14 members, ladies and gents. A few members are no longer able to join us every time because of their own health or that of their partner. A few additional members would therefore be welcome.

During the walks in the Leiden area, we look at nature and at consider how the landscape has evolved and the area’s history.

Annual report 2020

In the last walk before the coronavirus lockdown in February 2020, we looked at wall carvings in the centre of Leiden. Although fewer walks were possible after that and the after-walk coffee had to be scrapped, we still managed to go on a number of nice walks, with appropriate distancing and in groups of two or four.

In May we enjoyed the orchids, birds and Konik horses in the new Lentevreugd nature reserve in Wassenaar. In August we walked past historical buildings in Warmond, in September round the Munniken polder in Leiderdorp, in October through Leyduin in Vogelenzang and in December through the dunes and along the beach south of Katwijk.

The year 2021 began with a beautiful snowy walk through Pan van Persijn, and we then braved wind and rain in March during a tour of the ‘drenched’ marsh at Boterhuispolder.

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