Halifax Rambling & Social Club

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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 getting on/off the bus.

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

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The first walks are therefore scheduled for Thursday 3 June.

However, if scheduled leaders are uncomfortable with leading under current conditions, some walks will probably be subject to cancellation.

There is still uncertainty over some of the detail at stage 3 of the roadmap from lockdown – scheduled for 17 May – particularly around maximum numbers and travel arrangements.

Before any walks can take place, leaders will need to reassess associated risks and ensure arrangements comply with the latest government restrictions and advice.

Arrangements may also be necessary to restrict numbers, either to comply with these restrictions or to respect requests from walk leaders who will need to feel confident with the number of ramblers they are leading.

Until June you are reminded of the current national situation.

From 29 March and continuing after 12 April the government roadmap from lockdown allows you to meet outside in a group of up to 6 people (Rule of 6) with social distancing from those outside your household.

You should continue to minimise travel wherever possible.

You are advised to maintain 2m social distancing outdoors.

As surfaces may still become contaminated with the virus, be mindful of shared objects e.g., gates being touched and maintain regular hand washing.

From 17 May (subject to confirmation) the maximum number of people able to meet outdoors will be restricted to 30.

People will then be responsible for managing their own risk (e.g., use of transport) and should consider government advice on social distancing and face coverings and take account of any limitations on public transport.

Future Updates

Updates will be provided when available.

To assist this, it is intended to distribute the new syllabus to renewing members immediately before 17 May including a statement on the latest arrangements.


SYLLABUS    To avoid unnecessary contact, these are only available by post, from the Club Treasurer. 

The cost is £5.70 including postage or £11.00 for 2 members living at the same address. 

Cheques payable to Halifax Rambling & Social Club

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.