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

 

18 Aug 22

Thur

The Three S's

8 miles MHC.  Walk starts from Halifax bus station at 10.30 am.

Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Jackie Appleyard.

 

18 Aug 22

Thur

Around Warley

5/6 miles M/C.  592 Todmorden bus at 10.25 am to Cote Hill/Peacock Inn.   Walk starts at 11.00 am. Picnic Lunch. Leader(s) Linda Hardcastle.

 

20 Aug 22

Sat

CAR RAMBLE, GRASSINGTON/CONISTONE           

8 miles M/C. Meet at 9.30 am The Old Post Office pub, Winding Road, Halifax. Please let Sheila know if you intend to come on this ramble.

Picnic Lunch.   Leader(s)  Philip Bottomley and Sheila Wright.

 

21 Aug 22

Sun

Up to Shelf and Coley 

7/8 miles M/C.  Leeds Bus 255 to Station Road, Green Lane, Wyke.  4 stops after the Wyke Lion Crossroads. Walk starts at 11.00 am.  Picnic Lunch.       Leader(s)  Carole Wright.

 

25 Aug 22

Thur

Ripponden to Scammonden Circular

8 miles. MHC.  9.50 am Rochdale bus 587 to Ripponden.  Walk starts from Mill Fold car park at 10.20 am.  Picnic Lunch.  

Leader(s) Michael Wade.

 

25 Aug 22

Thur

Hamlets and Hillsides of Warley

8 miles MHC.  10.30 am Warley bus 546 to Warley. Walk starts from car park at 10.55 am.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s)   Merlyn Brynes and Eileen Downey.


25 Aug 22

Thur

Riverside Ramble

6.5 miles M/C.  549 Brighouse bus at 10.15am to Brighouse bus station where the walk starts at 10.40am.  Nature Reserve by Canal, Cromwell Bottom Woods. Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Sandra Ogden.

 

27 Aug 22

Sat

A Walk to a Pie Shop!       

12 miles M/C Meet at Sowerby Bridge Baths at 10.00 am (regular bus service).  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Kevin Booth.

 

28 Aug 22

Sun

Seeking Robin Rock and Sleepy Lowe          

10 miles. M/H/C.  Illingworth Bus 522 from King Edward Street to Pavement Lane. Walk starts at junction with Keighley Road at 10.40 am.  Picnic Lunch.              Leader(s)  John Radcliffe.

 

25 Aug 22

Thur

Riverside Ramble

6.5 miles M/C.  549 Brighouse bus at 10.15am to Brighouse bus station where the walk starts at 10.40am.  Nature Reserve by Canal, Cromwell Bottom Woods. Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Sandra Ogden.

 

27 Aug 22

Sat

A Walk to a Pie Shop!       

12 miles M/C Meet at Sowerby Bridge Baths at 10.00 am (regular bus service).  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Kevin Booth.

 

28 Aug 22

Sun

Seeking Robin Rock and Sleepy Lowe          

10 miles. M/H/C.  Illingworth Bus 522 from King Edward Street to Pavement Lane. Walk starts at junction with Keighley Road at 10.40 am.          

Picnic Lunch.              Leader(s)  John Radcliffe.

 

01 Sept 22

Thur

The Triangle

8 miles MHC. 10.20am Commons bus 586 to Station Road, Sowerby Bridge. Walk starts from Railway Station at 10.45am.  Picnic Lunch. 

Leader(s) Mark Clarke.

 

01 Sept 22

Thur

Passing Wainhouse Tower

5/6 miles E/L.  Frequent Services to King Cross 579/590 etc. Walks starts at 11 am.  Meet by One Stop Store.  Picnic Lunch.   Leader(s) Mick Green.

 

03 Sept 22

Sat

Scarecrows and Rushbearing

7 miles E/L.  503 Huddersfield bus every 10 minutes to West Vale car park for 10.30 am. Stops for tea & photos in Norland. Walk finishes in Sowerby Bridge.   Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Brian Hildred

 

04 Sept 22

Sun

Pie And Peas At Joe's. Donations to Overgate last year raised £100.00

7/8 miles M/C.  Commons Bus 586 to Millfold Car park.  Walk starts at 10.00 am.  Non walkers welcome.  Please order pies and get details of where to meet at Joe's.   Picnic Lunch.   Leader(s) Kevin Booth and Joe Hallos.

 

06 Sept 22

Tues

Committee Meeting

7.30 pm Odd Fellows Hall, Coleridge Street (downstairs)

 

08 Sept 22

Thur

Brighouse Boundary Walk - Stage 2

8/9 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.

 

08 Sept 22

Thur

Crags and Colden

7/8 miles MHC.  Frequent service Burnley bus 592 to Hebden Bridge. Walk starts at Park gates at 10.50am.  Picnic Lunch.  

Leader(s) Peter and Pauline Cheslett.

 

08 Sept 22

Thur

Fields & Tracks Around Bradshaw Once Again

6 miles E/C.  522 Illingworth bus at 10.30 am from King Edward Street to Pavement Lane where leader will meet the bus at 10.45 am.

Picnic Lunch.   Leader(s) Anne Edney.

 

 

10Sept          Sat

 

 

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.

 

11Sept 22

Sun

Calderdale Woodland Way 1

9 M/H/L.  Bradford Bus 571 to Brighouse Bus Station. Walk starts at 10.40am Finishes at Sowerby Bridge.  Picnic Lunch.   Leader(s) Peter Rushton.

 

15 Sept 22

Thur

 

Flint Moor

10/11 miles MHC.  Frequent service Rochdale/Burnley bus 590/592 to Mytholmroyd.  Walk starts opposite Dusty Miller at 10.30 am.  Picnic Lunch.

Leader(s)  Ken Foster

 

15 Sept 22

Thur

 

Brighouse Boundary Walk - Stage 3

8/9 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.

 

15 Sept 22

Thur

Ogden again may be?

6 miles M/C.  512 Mixenden bus at 10.40 am from King Edward Street to Mount Tabor.  Walk starts at 10.54 am.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Millie Lumb.

 

 

Time toThink about offering to lead a walk.

Please contact relevant secretary

 

17 Sept 22

Sat

Windmill Surprise  

5/6 miles EM/L. Keighley bus B3 at 10.12 am from Hope Street, Hebden Bridge to Crossroads Park Entrance at 10.45 am (4 stops AFTER Haworth Steam Railway Stop), or 9.53 am Keighley bus from Halifax to meet at Crossroads Park Entrance at 10.45 am. 

Picnic Lunch.             Leader(s) Kathy Midgley.

 

18 Sept 22

Sun

Views around Mount Tabor and Beyond       

6 miles M/C.  Mixenden Circular Bus 512  to Mount Tabor Cross Roads.

Walk starts at 10.35 am.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s)  Sue Bythell.

 

22 Sept 22

Thur

Luddenden and More

10/11 miles. MH/C. Frequent service Burnley bus 591 to Luddendenfoot. Walk starts from Station Road at 10.30am. Picnic Lunch.

Leader(s) Clair Sheppard.

 

22 Sept 22

Thur

Siddal Top

6 miles. EM/C. Meet at Halifax Railway Station at 10.30 am.

Picnic Lunch.   Leader(s) Brian Hildred.

 

24 Sept 22

Sat

Blackmoorfoot and Beyond       

9/10 miles. MH/L. 503 Huddersfield bus at 9.29 am to Huddersfield Bus Station then 387 bus to Beaumont Park at 10.17 am. Walk starts at 10.33 am and finishes in Meltham.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Elaine Bielby.

 

 

25 Sept 22

Sun

Norton Tower To Luddenden Foot

6/7 miles M/L.  Norton Tower Bus 541 from Market Street to the Terminus. Walk starts at 10.50 am.  Picnic Lunch.   Leader(s)  Barrie Wadsworth.

 

29 Sept 22

Thur

Up and Over Crag

8/9 miles. MHS/L. Frequent service Rochdale/Burnley bus 590-592 to Mytholmroyd. Walk starts opposite Dusty Miller at 10.45am and finishes in Sowerby Bridge.  Picnic Lunch.  Leader(s) Rod Shaw.

 

29 Sept 22

Thur

Southowram to Brighouse

5/6 miles. E/L. 571 Bradford bus at 10.35 to Bank Top Southowram. Walk starts at 10.50 am and finishes in Brighouse. Picnic Lunch. 

Leader(s)   Mick Green.