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

Please note that all walks are only open to Walking Club Members on a booking basis.

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

 

8 Jul 21

Thur

 

Bradshaw to Norton Tower

9 miles ML.  10.55 am Keighley bus 502 from bus station to Bradshaw Church.  Walk starts at 11.10 am.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Harry Edney

Booking required.

 

8 Jul 21

Thur

 

Brighouse and Beyond

6 miles EC.  10.00 am Nunnery Lane bus 549 to Brighouse bus station.  Walk starts at 10.30 am.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Sandra Ogden

Maximum number 12 plus leaders.  Booking required.

 

10 Jul 21

Sat

 

CAR RAMBLE, SIMON’S SEAT

10/11 miles HS/C.  Meet at 8.30 am at The Old Post Office, Winding Road, Halifax.

Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Angela Dwyer and Kevin Booth

Contact Kevin for latest information.

 

11 Jul 21

Sun

 

Walk around Norwood Green WALK CANCELLED

 

 

15 Jul 21

Thur

 

Shibden ( Eventually)

10 miles M/HL.  Frequent service Illingworth bus 521 from King Edward Street to Sharmas Costcutter School Lane.  Walk starts at 10.30 am and finishes in Halifax.

Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Peter Brearley

Booking required.

 

15 Jul 21

Thur

 

Yet again Lunch at Flints

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

Booking text preferred to Ann Lister 07880916711.

 

 

15 Jul 21

Thu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below Stoodley – CANCELLED BUT REPLACED

 

6/7 miles MHL.  10.05 am Todmorden bus 592 to Hebden Bridge.  Walk starts from Park gates at 10.45 am.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Bill Sugden

Walk cancelled and replaced by easy walk from Hebden Bridge Park gates to Sowerby Bridge along canal and cycle paths.  Use same bus.  Maximum number 20.  Booking text preferred to Christine Armitage 07913756842.

 

17 Jul 21

Sat

 

Past the Tower

11 miles MHS/L.  9.50 am Bradford bus 681 to Stump Cross.  Walk starts 10.00 am Stump Cross and finishes in Sowerby Bridge.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Kevin and Linda Firth

Maximum number 20.  Booking required.

18 Jul 21

Sun

Hebble Trail Revisited

5/6 miles M/C.  Frequent bus service to King Cross.  Free Municipal Car Park.

Walk starts at Barclays Bank at 10.50 am.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Tony Wise

Maximum number 12.  Booking required.

 

22 Jul 21

Thur

 

Luddite Trail

11 miles M/HC.  10.25 am Leeds bus 255 to Cleckheaton Bus Station.  Walk starts at 11.10 am.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s)  Pauline Mayhew and John Radcliffe

Booking required.

 

22 Jul 21

Thur

 

Hollingworth Lake

5/6 miles EC.  9.50 am Rochdale bus 587 to Littleborough.  Walk starts at 10.40 am.  Fish and Chips or Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s)  Christine Armitage

Note change of bus time.  Maximum number 30.  Booking text preferred to Christine Armitage 07913756842.

 

24 Jul 21

Sat

 

Stepping to Stubbing

8 miles EM/L.  587 Rochdale bus at 12.50 pm to White House Inn at 13.30 pm.  Walk finishes at The Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge (those walkers interested in having a meal please tell leader before walk!).  Picnic Lunch. 

Leader(s)  Brian Hildred.

Note change of bus time.

 

24 Jul 21

Sat

 

ANNUAL LONG WALK

20 miles approx. S/L.  523 Illingworth bus at 8.10 am to Green Lane, Bradshaw at 8.30 am.  Bus starts from King Edward Street, Halifax.  Walk finishes at The Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s)  John Radcliffe

It would be appreciated if those wishing to have a meal at the end of these 2 walks could give early notice of that intention to the leaders.

 

25 Jul 21

Sun

 

Almost Circular

6/7 miles M/L.  Leeds bus 255 at 10.40 am to the Walkers Arms, Scholes.  Walk starts at 11.00 am.  Cars can be easily collected at start of walk.  Picnic Lunch.

Leader(s)  Carole Wright.

Maximum number 20.  Booking required.

 

29 Jul 21

Thur

 

Onwards to Halifax

9.5 miles MH/L.  10.20 am Bradford bus 691 to Cooper Lane, Shelf.  Walk starts from Church opposite Lidl supermarket at Shelf at 10.45 am.  Picnic Lunch.

Leader(s)  Mark Clarke

Booking required.

 

29 Jul 21

Thur

 

Baitings for Lunch Again

6 miles M/C.  10.20 am Commons bus 586 to Ripponden.  Walk starts from Ripponden Con Club at 10.45 am.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s)  Ann Lister

Maximum number 30.  Booking text preferred to Ann Lister 07880916711.

 

31 Jul 21

Sat

 

Woods and Villages (in reverse)

8 miles MHS/C.  548 bus at 10.10 am from Halifax to Stump Cross.  Walk starts at Stump Cross Inn at 10.20 am.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s)  Ann Huckman

Booking required.