Type of Walk: CHA HF Rambling Club

Overview

'Joining a club is a great way to meet like-minded people, share interests and learn something new. HF Holidays is currently affiliated with over 400 Activity Clubs throughout the UK. From walking clubs to singing groups, they have all joined the HF Holidays community.'

Overview

'Established in 1930, and currently has over 350 members. A private coach is operated every Sunday to deliver members into the heart of the English Lake District. Members are offered a choice of 3 walks to suit their own capabilities ...'

Category Belfast City
Overview

'We walk every Saturday (except for holidays). We nearly always use public transport. Our club is especially suitable for over-50s. The walks are not too strenuous. We go to places all over Northern Ireland ... '

Category Belfast City
Overview

'We walk on Saturday afternoons ... Walks start at 2pm ... We travel by sharing cars to the start of the walk ... Walks are tailored according to each walker's ability ... Members are in the over 50 age range ... Walks vary from 3 – 5 miles.'

Category Bolton
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'Founded in 1905 the Club celebrated its Centenary in 2005. We're very active and we extend a warm welcome to all walkers and lovers of the countryside ... We have members of all ages and from a range of backgrounds. For a modest annual fee you can enjoy all the hidden delights of rural Lancashire and beyond the best way there is, on foot!'

Category Bradford
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'Without doubt Bradford CHA Rambling and Social Club is one of the most successful Rambling Clubs in Britain. One does not need to look far to understand why the club is so successful.  I believe the reason is because of the effort put into the Club by so many people, past and present, giving their time freely and without asking for reward ...'

Category Brighton & Hove
Overview

'The Club aims to provide, good company and opportunities for the healthy enjoyments of the countryside walking in Sussex.'

Category Bristol
Overview

'Bristol HF Rambling Club walks take advantage of wonderful local walking countryside within a radius of about 40 miles from Bristol, encompassing the Mendips, the Cotswolds and the Wye Valley. Members are offered the opportunity to lead a walk, but this is not essential.'

Category Bury
Overview

'To provide healthy enjoyment of leisure and to encourage love of open air and promote social friendship. All members are asked to support events and walks arranged for their enjoyment.'

Category Cardiff
Overview

'The club was formed in 1926. The programme of walks is sent out twice a year with a planned walk on every Saturday throughout the year. Additionally we walk on most of the Bank Holiday Mondays, have a Tuesday walk once a month and other weekday walks of special interest.'

Category Derby
Overview

'The Club exists to promote rambling and walking. Chiefly walks are in Derbyshire in the Peak district, though occasionally walks drift further afield by way of variety. We are open to everyone regardless of status, and welcome new members. Walks are planned and led by various members, and new ideas for walks are always needed, we do not want to get into a rut!'

Category Coventry
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'Organise Saturday and Sunday rambles plus “Sunset Strolls” during the lighter evenings.'

Category Cheshire East
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60 years old on 13th October 2016  'Winnie Jenkins was a typist in the Crewe 1st District Tax Office, and a member of the Chester Rambling Club. She broke away from the Chester Rambling Club and got some colleagues in the Crewe Tax Office interested in rambling, and so in October 1946, the Crewe C.H.A and H F Rambling Club was formed ...'

Category Croydon
Overview

Aims are 'to get people out into the surrounding countryside, to visit places of interest and to meet up with like-minded people. It is not just a Club for those who want to walk, but also caters for those who wish to visit some of the many interesting places there are in and around the area, including London and further afield'.

Category Darlington
Overview

'The club was first established in 1936 and the first walk was on Sunday 8th November 1936.  Then there were 50 members and it was arranged that there would be walks alternating half day Saturday and a full day Sunday ...'

Category Doncaster
Overview

'The club was founded in 1948 under the auspices of the Holiday Fellowship, now known as HF Holidays, to whom we are affiliated, and has a wide cross section of membership from all parts of Doncaster. The Club aims to provide, in good company, opportunities for the healthy enjoyment of countryside and the open air.'

Category Exeter
Overview

'We are an informal and friendly group of people who enjoy walking in the glorious Devon countryside and further afield. The Club is over 70 years old, having been founded in 1938, and is affiliated to the Ramblers, the Walking Partnership and HF Holidays. We currently have around 70 members of all ages and abilities, drawn from Exeter and the surrounding area.'

Category Fylde
Overview

'We are a friendly and unpretentious walking club based on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. We have walks planned for almost every weekend. Transfer to the destinations is mainly by coach, with collection points in St.Annes on Sea, Blackpool, Cleveleys, Thornton Cleveleys and Poulton le Fylde.'

Category Hartlepool
Overview

'Organise walks every 1st and 3rd Sunday in the month: A-party 12 - 14 miles; B-party 9 - 11 miles; C-party Approx. 8 miles.'

Category Leeds
Overview

'Leeds CHA was established in 1898 and we currently have over 300 members. Despite our size, we remain a friendly club and welcome any new members wishing to come along and join us for walks and get a taste of what our club has to offer. We cater for all levels of fitness and often run several walks each week that vary in distance and difficulty.'

Category Southend-on-Sea
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'We walk at a leisurely pace, talk a lot and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly ... Have you ever thought that you need more exercise? Well, walking with us is a fairly painless pursuit as we're not into route marches or hill walking ...'

Category Cheshire East
Overview

'There are walks on most Sundays throughout the year and weekday evening pub walks in the summer. Walks are graded from short and easy for the less fit or beginner through to more strenuous hill walks ...'

Category Mansfield
Overview

'Our Club welcomes new members to our fortnightly rambles which take place on Saturdays, last pickup point is at 12.45 pm Mansfield Woodhouse Railway Station.'

Category Liverpool
Overview

'Each weekend we have a programme of walks to suit all ages, levels and abilities. From beginners to more experienced walkers you can try some of our walks and find your own level ... Our Sunday walks take in the Lake District, North Wales, the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales to name just a few. Don’t worry about transport, we arrange a coach to pick-up and drop-off at convenient locations. Saturday walks are more of a ‘ramble around the locality’ and walkers normally share transport. Once a month there is also a longer trip by coach.'

Category Lancaster
Overview

'Aims are to provide for group rambling, to promote the healthy enjoyment of leisure, the love of open air, social and international friendships and to organize holiday-making and other activities within these objectuves ...'

Overview

'This is one of the oldest Rambling Clubs in the country, with a continuous history since 1902. Originally we were a local group of two organisations: CHA - once the "Co-operative Holidays Association" - now Countrywide Holidays taken over by Ramblers Holidays; HF - once “Holidays Fellowship” - now HF Holidays. Ramblers Holidays and HF Holidays still provide walking holidays or special interest holidays in Great Britain and abroad. '

Category London (West)
Overview

'We are a friendly informal walking group based in North West London running walks within London and the nearby countryside and have been established for over 75 years. The walks take place on Sundays and Thursdays each week. Other activities include pub lunches and visits to places of interest.'

Category Nottingham
Overview

'An active walking club with a long tradition dating back to its formation in 1923. The Club organises walking holidays, Sunday and mid-week rambles and social events. Current club membership is around 250.'

Overview

'For some people, the words "Rambling Club" conjure up an impression of vigorously fit individuals bounding energetically for vast distances over hill and dale in all weathers. This image has an off putting effect on a lot of people who just want to go for a nice walk in the country. Going for a nice walk in the beautiful North Hampshire countryside is just what we do!'

Category Oxford
Overview

'We walk between 5 and 14 miles most weekends, with a stop for either a pub lunch or a picnic on the majority of rambles. In the summer months there are shorter evening rambles. We also run two long weekend walking breaks each year and most years have a long distance walk. We hold several social activities during the year.'

Category Portsmouth
Overview

'We organise walks every Sunday and Bank Holidays. Walks vary from 6 to 10 miles. We also have regular social events and an annual holiday.'

Category Preston
Overview

'We are based in Lancashire in the North West of England but our walks take us round the UK's National Parks, central England, the Lake District, North Wales and even Scotland.'

Category Sheffield
Overview

'We are a membership organisation. We presently have about 130 members ... Originally the club was affiliated to the Countrywide Holidays Association, a national organisation operating walking holidays which was formed in the 1890s. This has now been wound up, but our Club decided to continue using the initials CHA.'

Category Southampton
Overview

Over 4,000 walks & counting  'Ideally suited for walkers over 50, who enjoy walking in the countryside with like-minded companions, we walk every weekend, on alternate Saturdays and Sundays, and on Bank Holidays. Chosen to be within an hour's drive of Southampton, our rambles are usually 6-8 miles in length.'

Category Stockport
Overview

'100 years and more of the great outdoors ... We are a friendly and sociable walking group with members from all walks of life ... The object of Stockport Walkers is to encourage the love of nature and the countryside through walking together and to foster a spirit of sociability and comradeship.'

Category Stockton-on-Tees
Overview

'Leave your car behind and join us on our coach. We meet every Sunday throughout the year for walks in all parts of the North of England. We also organise mid-week walks and weekend walking trips to the Lake District, Derbyshire, the Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland and Scotland.'

Category Dudley
Overview

'Located on the western edge of the West Midlands of England,  Stourbridge (HF) Rambling Club is a long established club. It arranges walks for its members on several days each week. The walks range from short, easy walks to longer more challenging ones. We also arrange walking short breaks twice a year.'

Category Sunderland
Overview

'We aim to offer walks with a coach provided every second Sunday, and on a Saturday once a month, In addition, we offer walks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Saturdays using cars or public transport.'

Category Warrington
Overview

'Small and friendly walking club whose members are mainly from the local area. Some of the most varied and beautiful countryside in the whole of the UK is on our doorstep, and the Club exists to give people of mixed abilities the chance to enjoy it.'

Category York
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'Friendly independent club, which is dedicated to the purpose of providing enjoyable walking in the countryside. Founded in 1908 we believe the club to be the oldest walking group in the York area ...  To date the club is thriving and at present has a membership of around one hundred.'

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