The Harrogate Rambling Club offers walks in pleasant company in the beautiful dales and moors of North Yorkshire. In these web pages, you will find information about what we do and how to join us – please come in and have a look!
Harrogate Rambling Club was formed in 1936 and is affiliated to The Ramblers (formerly the Ramblers Association). It now has a membership of around 440, and organises more than 400 walks each year. We have a wide range of walks for people of all levels of fitness and experience, and walks are normally available on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the year. Typically, we organise 30-35 walks each month, with lengths ranging from 4 miles to 15+ miles.
A Programme of walks is published three times a year and distributed to Members, local libraries and elsewhere. It contains details of the current committee, the AGM (which is held during the first week of each October), and details of each walk for a four month period, as well as news items and other matters of interest.
Full details of the current programme are here.
Potential New Members
Potential new members are always welcome to join us for a trial walk. Full information on Club membership is here but, for a trial, choose a walk from the programme that you like the sound of and, at its simplest, just come to the start to join us. In practice, though, it would be best to give the walk leader a call – their number is on the listing – so that they can look out for you and introduce you to the others.
Sunday “A” Walks
Unfortunately, the number of members walking in the Sunday “A” group has now fallen to such a low level that it is no longer practical for the Club to reliably offer such walks. We regret that this option will therefore be removed from future programmes.
Annual General Meeting 2017
The Minutes of the 2017 AGM are here.
Revised Membership Fees
It was agreed at the 2009 AGM that, with effect from 1 Jan 2010, the Club’s annual membership fees would be increased to £10 (single) and £15 (double). The one-off joining/rejoining fee would remain at £3.
For more information, contact the Membership Secretary, Allan Reynolds, or one of the other Club officers, at the addresses here.
Alternatively, contact us directly via the enquiry form here.
The website has a growing collection of members’ photographs, but is always looking for more. Go here to see some recent photo albums.
Automated System for Preparing Walks Listings
The Club has developed a semi-automated system for preparing walks listings, and it is available for use by any walk leader or walk collector. More details are available via the “Walks Slips” page.
If you should be unfortunate enough to be involved in an incident whilst on a club walk, please report it using the procedure here.
If you should encounter a blocked or otherwise unsatisfactory path, stile, etc., please report it using the procedure here.