Halifax Rambling & Social Club

Group photo Sat 7th August

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Gillian's   Long Walk group photo     

a few more on gallery page

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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.

******     Members  Notices    *****

Club Nights are moving to afternoons

 Tuesday 2nd Novermber  at 2.00pm  OddFellows Hall (downstairs)

 Speaker Neil Davidson  -  Demonstration of CPR & use of defibrillator and     personal story.


Tuesday 7th December  at 2.00pm  Odfellows Hall (downstairs)

Gillians Mystery Afternoon


Funeral Arrangements for Eric Hartley who passed away suddenly quite recently.

Thursday 21 October 2021

11.00 am Service at D Walsh & Son Funeral Directors – 700 Manchester Road, Bradford, BD5 7QH

11.45 am Burial at North Bierley Cemetery at 27 Royds Hall Lane, Low Moor, Bradford BD6 2ND

Afterwards at 12.30pm - Royal Hotel, 5 Wooller Road, Low Moor, Bradford BD12 0RR

Presidents Message  -  25th Aug 2021

Just thought with September around the corner members may be interested in following 3 items for the website.

Subject to no further restrictions later in the year, the following events will take place:-


Christmas lunch bookings start 2nd Sept 21

Jean has confirmed that the Stump Cross Inn is booked for the usual Christmas Carvery  16th Dec 21. Total numbers acceptable between 40 and 50. Cost to be confirmed, contact Jean Whitwam. Cheques made payable to Halifax Rambling & Social Club, to Jean by the 4th November.


Christmas meal at Stubbing Wharf  bookings start 4th Sept 21. 

Confirmed at £20 p/h. Total number acceptable 28. Contact Pauline Cheslett for booking details and menu choices and last date for payment 9th October 21.


5 Sept 21 - Halifax Bus Station redevelopment works 

The bus station will be partially closed from Sunday 5th September. A large number of services will be affected and starting points and alighting stops are changing. Please check if your routes, in particular for any planned walks are subject to changes.

 A printed leaflet is available at the bus station office, the Courier website or you can also refer online to:- https://www.wymetro.com/plan-a-journey/travel-news/bus-travel-alerts/halifaxbusstationwork.

Thank You



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

     -----  History Page -----

Have a look at past syllabus

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.