Halifax Rambling & Social Club

Walks and Grading Information

Key to walks –     E - Easy

                                 M - Moderate

                                 MH/S - Moderately Hard/Strenuous

                                 S/H - Strenuous/Hard

                                 C – Circular  -  Start / Finish the same place

                                 L – Linear  -  Starts One place finish anothe  place


Walks gradings are a guide to difficulty


Easy   -    For reasonably fit people with at least a little country  walking experience

Moderate -  Walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness.May include some steep paths, open country and be at a good pace.

Moderately Hard/Strenuous    –    Harder walk for experience walkers, with hill climbs and could have time constraints.

Strenuous/Hard  -  For experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level.May include steep hills and rough country and walked at a brisk pace, could have time constraints.

Important additional advice

Walk gradings are provided as a general guide only. The pace of the walk is appropirate to the distance and the available time, regional difference in terrain and the weather conditions on the day, all of which can make a walk more difficult than planned.

If you have any doubt about your fitness for a particular walk please contact the organiser or leader in advance.

If you’re unsure of your fitness level, try a short and easy walk first, it’s much better to find a walk a little slow and easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted and put you off your next walk.

The leader may decline to take anyone on the walk who is though by the leader unlikely to be able to cope with the pace or lengh of the walk.

Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.

Sorry no Dog are allowed on club walks

Syllabus 2021/2022

As a result of the impact of Covid bus companies are making changes to their timetables so buses may be less frequent.

Where this impacts on walk details, it is possible some walks will be delayed beyond the advertised times. 

These changes should be notified on previous walks. 

Where a specific bus time is mentioned the walks page on this website should show the revised bus time and walk start time


25 Jun 22


Heptonstall Round           

8 miles MH/C.  Regular bus service to Hebden Bridge park gates where walk starts at 10.45 am.    Picnic Lunch.   Leader(s) Sheila Wright and Liz Jarratt.


26 Jun 22


Lunch at the Farm 

5/6 miles M/L . Norton Tower bus 541 from Market Street to the Terminus. Walk starts at 10.50 am and finishes in Luddenden Foot.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Tony Wise.


30 Jun 22


West Vale Wander

9 miles MHC.  Frequent service Huddersfield bus 503 to West Vale. Walk starts from car park at 10.20 am.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Anne Taylor.


30 Jun 22


Let’s go to the Chippy

5/6 miles E/C.  587 Rochdale bus 9.50 am to Littleborough.  Please let us know if you are coming by train.  Walk starts at 10.40 am.

Picnic Lunch or Fish & Chips.  Leader(s) Christine Armitage.


02 Jul 22



9 miles MHL.  9.50 am Rochdale bus 587 to Ripponden.  Walk starts from bus stop at 10.20 am and finishes in West Vale.  Picnic Lunch.

Leader(s)  Kevin and Linda Firth


03 Jul 22


Eaves Top Wood  

7/8 miles M/C.   Huddersfield bus 503 to West Vale. Meet at car park. Walk starts at 10.30am.     Picnic Lunch.             Leader(s) Harry/Anne Edney.


05 Jul 22


Committee Meeting

7.30 pm Odd Fellows Hall, Coleridge Street (downstairs)


07 Jul 22


Blarney Castle

8 miles EL.  9.50am Rochdale bus 587 to The White House. Walk starts at 10.30am and finishes in Todmorden.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Brian Hildred.


07 Jul 22


Perhaps via Stubbings

6 miles M/C.  503 Huddersfield bus - frequent service to West Vale where the walk starts at 10.45 am.  Some hills and two tricky paths.

Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Heather Taylor.


09 Jul 22


Shipley Glen           

7 miles M/C.   Train from Halifax station at 9.53 am to Bradford Interchange, meet at 10.15 am, 662 Keighley bus every 12 minutes to Beck Foot Lane, Cottingley Bridge, Bingley. Walk starts at 11.00 am.    

Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Carole Wright.


10 Jul 22


Royds Hall/ Norwood Green      

6/7 miles M/C.  Leeds bus 255 to Station Road, Green Lane, Wyke.  4 Stops after Wyke Lion Crossroads. Walk starts at 11.00am.   Picnic Lunch.          Leader(s) Carole Wright.


14 Jul 22


Ogden to Hebden Bridge

11 miles MHL.  9.53am Keighley bus 502 from Albion Street to Causeway Foot. Walk starts from bus stop at 10.15am. Walk finishes in Hebden Bridge.

Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Harry Edney.


14 Jul 22


Midgley Moor

7/8 miles MHL.  Frequent service Burnley bus 592 to Luddendenfoot. Walk starts from bus shelter at 10.40am and finishes in Hebden Bridge.

Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Peter and Pauline Cheslett.


14 Jul 22



6 miles M/C.  586 Ripponden Bus at 10.20 am to Con Club Ripponden where the walk starts at 10.45 am.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Ann Lister.


16 Jul 22


Druids' Altar and Beyond           

7/8 miles M/C. Train at 9.53 am from Halifax station to Bradford Interchange, meet at 10.15 am. Bus 662 Keighley every 12 minutes to Main Street  Bingley. Walk starts at 11.00 am at Bingley Market Place.

Picnic Lunch.             Leader(s)  Carole Wright.


17 Jul 22


The Long and Winding Road

5/6 miles M/L.  Burnley bus 592 to Hebden Bridge Park Gates. Walk starts at 10.50 am and finishes at Mytholmroyd.  Picnic Lunch.             

Leader(s) Peter Winterbottom.


21 Jul 22


Brighouse Boundary Walk - Stage 1

9/10 miles MHC.  Frequent service Nunnery Lane bus 548 to Brighouse bus station. Walk starts at 10.30am. Picnic Lunch.

Leader(s) Paul Heptinstall and Mick Beverley.


21 Jul 22


Once More to Flints

8 miles MC.  10.20 am Commons bus 586 to Ripponden. Walk starts from Conservative Club at 10.50 am.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Ann Lister.


21 Jul 22


Where Eagle's Dare

5/6 miles M/C.  590 Todmorden bus at 10.00 am to Mytholmroyd.  Walk starts at 10.30 am.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Peter Winterbottom.



23 Jul 22



20 miles SL.  503 Huddersfield bus at 8.10 am to West Vale Car Park for 8.30 am.  Walk finishes at Stubbings Wharf at Hebden Bridge for meal.  Please inform leader by 15 July if you intend having a meal.  

Car back-up provided.   Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s)  John Radcliffe.


23 Jul 22


Dry Brinks   

8/9 miles MH/L.  587 Rochdale bus at 12.50 to White House pub at 1.30 pm. Please contact leader by 15 July if you intend having a meal. 

Walk finishes at Stubbing Wharf for meal.   Picnic Stop.  

Leader(s)   Brian Hildred.


24 Jul 22


Bailiff Bridge Circular.

7 miles M/C.  Leeds Bus 255 to Bailiff Bridge Memorial Park. Walk starts at 11.00am.  Picnic Lunch.   Leader(s)  Anita Cook.


28 Jul 22


Circular walk from Bradford's Millennium Way

8.5 miles MC.  9.50am train from Halifax Railway Station. Meet leader Bradford Interchange to catch bus to Saltaire. Walk starts at 10.51am.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Pauline Mayhew.


28 Jul 22


Soil Hill

6 miles E/C.  521 Illingworth bus at 10.29 am from King Edward Street to School Lane/Riley Lane.  Walk Starts at 10.45 am. 

Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Harry & Anne Edney.


30 Jul 22


Hebden Bridge Circular  

7/8 miles MH/C. 590 regular bus service to Park Gates Hebden Bridge, walk starts at 10.40 am.  Picnic Lunch. Leader(s) Pauline and Peter Cheslett.


31 Jul 22


Churn Milk Walk                

5/6miles M/C.  Burnley bus 592 to Mytholmroyd.  Walk starts at Dusty Miller at 10.45 am.       Picnic Lunch.              Leader(s)  Mari Watson.