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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). Afterwards we drink coffee together.
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
tvandereb@hotmail.com
 
Roel Willemze
r.willemze@outlook.com

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

2021 annual report

Although the coronavirus rules, as enforced by the national government, were still applicable, this year, with due observance of these rules, there was once again much enthusiasm for our walks. 

We did skip January but could not resist the snow in February and went on a beautiful walk through the white-powdered dunes of the Pan van Persijn in Wassenaar.  In March, we braved cold, rain and wind in the Boterhuispolder in Leiderdorp. April brought us to Ockenburgh, the beach and Puinduinen and we discovered the first blue flowers of the wild hyacinths in Hyacintenbos, The Hague. In May we celebrated our three-year anniversary with a walk through the Clingendael estate and a visit to the hospital bunker from the Second World War, where Moh and Thea and their daughter and son-in-law offered us a (distanced) lunch and Titia was surprised with a lovely bouquet.  June brought us to Vogelenzang and we walked through the hay meadows along Kerkpad to the country estate ‘Huis te Vogelenzang’. In July, under a clear blue sky, we walked from Langevelderslag through the sea dunes and back along the beach.

We skipped August, but in September we took a surprisingly beautiful walk from De Zilk through the southern part of the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen. In October, we went looking for belling fallow deer, also in the Amsterdam Waterleidingduinen. The walk started in a dense romantic fog, but when it lifted we could hear the grunting sounds and see the deer with their impressive antlers performing mock fights from up close.

In November, we enjoyed the autumn colours at Nieuw Leeuwenhorst. The walk in December was cancelled due to bad weather.

In short, the walks in 2021 were varied; we often enjoyed good weather and discussed all kinds of subjects in a very relaxed way. In 2022 we hope to end at a restaurant more often where we can have a simple lunch. Interested? Send an e-mail to one of the contact persons.  

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