Halifax Rambling & Social Club

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Update from the President on Social Events and Walking Activities 2/12/2020

Dear Members


Social Events

Christmas Events.

In view of the 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.


Club Nights are also cancelled until further notice.


National Holidays - Our two claims in respect of refunds for the cancelled club weekend and holiday have now been settled and repaid to members.

Walking  activities


All advertised walks in the current syllabus are still suspended.


We now hope to continue with our occasional walks in January 2021.

Details will be provided on the website.

When they resume they will take place safely in accordance with the relevant advice, including all socially distancing requirements. This includes use of public transport.


You are reminded that you are only allowed exercise alone or with members of your household or with up to 5 others with social distancing (Rule of 6).

You should not travel outside your local area (usually West Yorkshire).


 If you are clinically vulnerable (i.e. with a listed underlying health condition) or over 60 you are advised to take particular care to minimise contact with others outside your household.

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.



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.

Contact phone numbers.

Thursday Walks - 01422 330723  &  01274 815223

Saturday Walks - 01484 719814

Sunday Walks - 01484  387881

Contact information - 01422 205418


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.

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.