On our Sunday walks, we usually meet opposite Greenhead Park bottom gates (Trinity Street/Park Avenue junction), Huddersfield, at 9 am. If we are travelling a long distance to start walking or the walk is a long one, we can meet at 8 am or 8.30 am. We travel to the start of the walk using members' cars and share the cost of the fuel.
We produce a syllabus for Spring/Summer and a further one for Autumn/Winter. Dogs are not allowed on rambles. As we walk over varied terrain, in all weathers, we advise strong walking boots be worn and waterproof clothing be carried. Our pace is usually approximately 2.5 miles per hour, but is determined by the weather and conditions. All walk details are given on the syllabus. We take packed food with us and eat alfresco.
In addition to our weekly walks we hold social events, such as meet, eat and chat evenings in local pubs, or at a member's home. We visit restaurants, often one offering foreign cuisine, and have occasional garden parties at a member's home. These events give members a chance to socialise in a relaxed atmosphere and give members who may be unable to walk with us, the opportunity to keep in touch. We also hold map and compass reading courses to help walk leaders improve their skills.
For a more prolonged period of walking we have weekend and bank holiday breaks. These offer walking opportunities further afield such as the Scottish Highlands, Dartmoor and the Brecon Beacons, to mention just a few. We usually stay in Youth Hostels, occasionally in Bunk Barns, and the method of travel is the same as for the walks; fill up a member's car and share the cost of fuel.
For many years we have enjoyed a family weekend break, around Christmas time, at Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales, using a rent-a-cottage which sleeps around 30 people. It gives members an opportunity to take their family along with them and has proved very popular over the years.