Halifax Rambling & Social Club

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Update from the President on Social Events and Walking Activities 21/10/2020

Dear Members


In view of the ever tighter Covid restrictions, we have had no choice but to postpone the Saturday 05/12/20 Christmas Dinner at the Stubbings Wharf and the Thursday 17/12/20 Christmas Lunch at the Stump Cross until December 2021.


If there are any improvements by Christmas and a change to the local restrictions which currently does not allow members from different households to meet indoors, we are sure that ad hoc arrangements to celebrate and socialise may be possible.


Please note that Club Nights are also cancelled until further notice.


National Holidays - Our two claims in respect of refunds for the cancelled club weekend and holiday are still with the Administrators.  We have been assured that the claims are being looked at but in view of the overall volumes of claims nationally, they cannot commit to a time frame.



It is the Committee's intention to repeat the walks in this year's syllabus for 2021/22 on the equivalent day.

If you do not wish to lead your walk or would require an alternative date then please contact the relevant walk secretary.


The 2020/21 syllabus is still available.  


To avoid unnecesary contact until activities resume, these are only available by post from the Club Treasurer.  The cost is £5.70 including postage or £11.00 for two members living at the same address.  Cheques to be payable to Halifax Rambling & Social Club.


All advertised walks in the current syllabus are still suspended.

However, we can now offer occasional walks of between 7 and 9 miles on Thursdays. Subject to leaders being available, these will probably take place about every 3 weeks.

As the number of participants on these walks is restricted in accordance with government advice, we are required to operate a booking system. You must use this to take part in these walks.

Details of these walks will be placed on this website, including the booking arrangements. They may also be provided by email and text.

We are not currently considering extending the organisation of walks to Saturdays or Sundays or shorter walks on Thursdays.


If you are walking other than on these organised walks, you are reminded that the maximum number in a group is restricted to 6 by government legislation. (RULE OF 6)


Day/Date                                                         29 October 2020

Time                                                                10.45 am

Start Point                                                       Mill Fold Car Park Ripponden

Distance/Difficulty                                          8 miles

Leader                                                              Ian and Tricia Stuart

Maximum number of participants                 24


Booking  Open

From    Date                                                   Tuesday 20 October

Time                                                    7pm

Closes  Date                                                   Monday 26 October

Time                                                    8pm

Phone Number  preferably text                     07747546099 John

Your details will be retained for test and trace purposes.



Phone number

Syllabus number

Please  indicate how you intend to reach the start - bus/car/walk/train

You will be expected to follow instructions throughout the walk

Please provide face covering and sanitiser for your own use


We're a friendly and sociable group of people from all walks of life, who all have one thing in common - a love of walking.

We walk every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday all year round and hold a club night each month October to March.

We always welcome newcomers to come and try our walks and there is no reason to be put off if you are on you own. Walking in a group is a good way to meet other people.

The club is made up of around 200 members, and our base is Calderdale and surrounding area.

Join us for a Walk

You don't have to be a member to join a walk to see if it's for you.

You can try up to two walks before deciding to join the club

We have a full years syllabus Thursday, Saturday and Sunday all leader lead.

Membership per annum Adults  £5.00

Children under 16   £2.50

How fit do I need to be

We offer a range of walks from 4 to 14 miles.

A general level of fitness is required, however, all walks are graded to help you decide which would be OK for you. Start easy and work up the scale.


A suitable pair of walking boots/shoes, warm and waterproof clothing, a rucksack and a packed lunch/drink is all you need to get you started.


What characteristics do I need?

Just a sense of adventure and some humour and don't mind getting wet or muddy at times.

We walk in sun, wind, rain and snow and say there is no such thing as bad weather only the wrong clothes.


Will all walkers please be considerate to other members of the public, when waiting at bus stops or geting on/off the bus.

It's the club's good name that will be tarnished.

Contact phone numbers.

Thursday Walks - 01422 330723  &  01274 815223

Saturday Walks - 01484 719814

Sunday Walks - 01484  387881

Contact information - 01422 205418

How do I call Mountain Rescue

1- Dial 999 or 112

2 - Ask for Police (there is no specific Mountain Rescue option)

3 -Be ready to give a CHALET report.

C -   Casualties  How many, ages, type of injuries etc.

H -   Hazards  For example, strong winds, potential rock fall.

A -   Access   The name of area or mountain, specific paths and landscape features.

L -   Location   How to find you - a grid reference or co-ordinates plus a description of area.

E -   Equipment  What do you have at the scene?  Torches, Shelter, First aid kit.

T -   Type  Give a description of the cause and if possible time of incident.