YULE RAMBLES / JANUARY JAUNTS, WITH AGMs - REPORTS ON PAST EVENTS
OVERVIEWThe Friends of the Wick Country Park (FoWCP) originally held a Yule Ramble in December each year, starting in 2005; the Ramble, which was normally led by the Council's Park Ranger, was followed by a social gathering in the Pavilion, including mince pies and mulled wine, and then by the AGM. The first such event was held in 2005.
In early years - 2005 to 2014 - the only reports on the Yule Rambles that have been preserved are included within the appropriate edition of our regular Skylarks Newsletter. In some years the level of detail published is scant. Since the December 2015 event, 'photo stories' have been published on this website. All the reports that are available today are accessible via the appropriate links given below.
At the Treasurer's request, in order to make it possible to complete the annual accounts for the meeting, the date of the 2016 AGM was delayed until January, and the 'Yule Ramble' became the 'January Jaunt'. Hence, there was no event dated 2016.
The pandemic has had an impact on arrangements for recent years. The 2021 Jaunt / AGM had to be delayed to October; for that year, the theme of the Social gathering was changed from Christmas to Apple Harvest. AGMs and January Jaunts will return to normal timings from January 2023.
Autumn Ramble & AGM, October 10th 2021Some photos from the day can be viewed here. To read the Chair's report to the AGM, please click here
January Jaunt & AGM, January 19th 2020the AGM can be viewed in issue 64 of Skylarks. Some photos from the day can be viewed here. To see the Chair's report to the AGM, please click here
January Jaunt & AGM January 20th 2019Some photos from the day can be viewed here. A report on the 2019 event can be found in issue 60 of Skylarks - our quarterly newsletter. To see the Chair's report to the AGM, please click here
January Jaunt & AGM, January 25th 2018Nikki's final report to the AGM is available via this link. A report on the day can be viewed here, and an additional perspective can be found in issue 56 of ourSkylarks newsletter.
January Jaunt & AGM. January 15th 2017A photo-story from the day can be viewed here. A full report can be found in the February 2017 issue of our Skylarks newsletter. Nikki's report to the AGM is available via this link.
Yule Ramble & AGM, December 13th 2015
Some photos from the day can be viewed here. A full report on the day can be found in issue 48 of our Skylarks newsletter. Nikki's report to the AGM is available via this link.
Yule Rambles & AGMs - 2005 to 2014There is evidence within the Skylarks Newsletters that a Yule Ramble followed by AGM was held each year from 2005 to 2014. No reports were prepared for the website in those years.
Please click on the appropiate links below to access the relevant Newsletter.
2014; 2013; 2012; 2011; 2010; 2009; 2008; 2007; 2006; 2005;