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.

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Bookings begin 01 June 2022.

See Syllabus 07 October 2022 for details.

Cheques now to be made payable to:-


10 Sept 2022 - West Vale and Beyond - Change of Walk

7/8 miles MH/C. 503 bus regular service to West Vale. Meet at car park opposite Andy Thornton's where walk starts at 10.30 am.  Picnic Lunch.      

Leader(s) Pauline and Peter Cheslett.

Annual Long Walk -  July 2022 - Photo by Jackie

More photos in Gallery

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Annual Long Walk July 2022 - Photo by Paul

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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


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.

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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.