Halifax Rambling & Social Club

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COVID-19 UPDATE FOR MEMBERS


SYLLABUS

The 2020/21 syllabus is now available. To avoid unnecessary contact, until activities resume, these are only available by post, from the Club Treasurer, (£5.70 including postage) (£11.00 for 2 members living at the same address). Cheques payable to Halifax Rambling & Social Club.

 

AGM

In view of the exceptional circumstances, this year’s AGM will be held remotely on Tuesday 7 July. A very limited number of places are available. If you are interested please contact the Club Secretary.

 

EVENTS

All Club activities are still cancelled in accordance with government advice re coronavirus.

They will only resume when they can be undertaken safely in accordance with the relevant advice, including all socially distancing requirements. This includes use of public transport.

Any updates will be provided on this website and from Club officers and committee members.

 

YOU ARE REMINDED THAT YOU ARE ONLY ALLOWED EXERCISE ALONE OR WITH MEMBERS OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD OR WITH 1 OTHER PERSON WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING

If you are clinically vulnerable (i.e. with a listed underlying health condition or over 70) you are advised to take particular care to minimise contact with others outside your household.

 

16 May 2020


COACH TRIP to WHITBY AREA

This trip has been cancelled

Walk and Social club activities


Due to the impact of the above virus and in accordance with Government Advice, the Club Committee has taken the decision to cancel all walks and social club activities  until further notice.  


Any queries - please ring our President, Christine Armitage on 01422 330723.


Below are two sites which give updated information.

Click on links below  --  To stay on club site after you have finished select TAB at top of screen.

A few photos on gallery page from Jackie Appleyard, walking around Southowrtam. Have a look.

OUR CLUB

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 250 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.


Equipment?

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.

GOOD PRACTICE

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 833022  &  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.