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.

******     Members  Notices    *****

President’s message

Hello and welcome back to the start of the new syllabus year. We are now able to organise official walks but presently still subject to some limitations. With your new syllabus you will have received a revised programme for the month of June. If everything goes to plan, by the end of the month the entire United Kingdom will be free of the corona virus restrictions that have been such a fundamental part of everyone’s lives since March 2020.
If the government announces a delay in opening up by the middle of this month, we may have to revisit some of the planned July/ August walks and with your help make them suitable to go ahead in some form. A big thank you to everyone who has been proactive in helping the walk secretaries with the June walks.
For the time being the advice continues to be:- please contact the walk leaders prior to attempting to join a walk, observe government guidelines, stay safe and enjoy walking with fellow members again.


        -----  History Page -----

Have a look at past syllabus




To book on a walk contact the Walk Leader, telephone contact details in front pages of Syllabus

The first walks are therefore scheduled for Thursday 3 June.

Leaders have assessed the risks connected with their walks and as a result

Some walks have been cancelled

Some walks have been replaced

Most walks in June have restricted numbers.

Full details are on the Walks page.

The current national situation from 17 May.

Maintain social distance.

Be mindful of shared objects e.g., stiles

Continue to manage your own risk

Future Updates

Updates will be provided when available.



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.