January to June 2019





Forthcoming events for your Diary

BEAL (Northumberland)
Friday - Sunday, 8 - 10 March
(Bookings open 2 January)

Sunday 2 June
Choice of walks, followed by meal for all members at the Dalesway Hotel, Ilkley


Committee Dates (Second Tuesday in alternate months)

8 January, 12 March, 14 May 2019

Saturday Walks:
These are normally around 7 to 8 miles, unless a greater distance is stated, and are taken at a steady pace. On some Saturdays a separate ‘D’ walk is also arranged.

'D' Walks:
On alternate Saturdays, and on most Sunday Coach Trips, a 'D' walk will also be offered. These will be round about 5 miles, with very little ascent, and are taken at a leisurely pace.

Sunday 'A' Walks:
Usually strenuous full day walks around 13 to 17 miles. (Note: 'A' walks may be subject to change depending on the availability of transport).

Sunday 'B' Walks:
Less strenuous, no more than 15 miles but typically around 10 to 13 miles.

Sunday 'C' Walks:
Gentle walks, not more than 8 miles.

Coach Outings:
Coach Outings leave from King Street, opposite Metropole Hotel. A coach outing may combine 'A', 'B', 'C' and 'D' walks, and may also be joined by members who simply wish to enjoy a day out in the town or area being visited.
Coaches will return from the destination at the times shown.
Members may reserve places by sending the full payment to Jim & Joan Armstrong (Tel: 0113 255 3591), no later than the Monday before departure, and stating where they wish to board the coach (see Pick Up Points below). Other members will be carried on a "first come, first served" basis and may board en route if the coach is not full, but seats cannot be saved for those who have not paid in advance.
Bookings will not be accepted more than one month in advance.


(Different stops may apply for Club Weekends)
Members not joining at King Street MUST let Margaret Lockwood know intended pick up point when booking.
On the return journey, members wanting the Bus Station may also be set down either in York Street or near The Playhouse.

8.45 Sandbeds Lane (former Godson depot)
9.00 King Street
then Library P.H., Woodhouse Moor
Headingley, opposite Arndale Centre
Ring Road, bus stop on Leeds side
Lawnswood, parade of shops
Start of Otley By Pass, Leeds side of roundabout

8.45 Sandbeds Lane
9.00 King Street
then Oakwood, Wetherby bus stop
Top of Wellington Hill, bus stop beyond Ring Road

ROUTE 3 (via YORK ROAD / A64)
8.45 Sandbeds Lane
9.00 King Street
then Oakwood, Wetherby bus stop
Seacroft, Red Lion P.H., York Road

ROUTES 4 (via M1 SOUTH) and 5 (via M621)
8.30 Sandbeds Lane
8.45 Oakwood, opposite Wetherby bus stop
9.00 King Street
then (Route 4 only) M1, Junction 41 slip road

8.45 Sandbeds Lane
9.00 King Street
then Oakwood, Roundhay Park bus stop
Moortown Corner, Harrogate bus stop
St. John's Church, Harrogate bus stop

Car Rambles:
All car rambles meet at King Street, near junction with Park Place.
NB: All day Sunday parking in Central Leeds now costs £4. Members may wish to make alternative arrangements.
Please note, members intending to take part should contact the leader indicating whether transport is required or being offered. If insufficient seats are available on the day, alternative arrangements may be made.


1) Applications will not be considered valid until the booking deposit is received by the treasurer (i.e. telephone calls will not reserve a place until payment has been made).

2) Applying prior to the opening date will not guarantee acceptance. All valid applications received before the end of the date advertised for the opening of bookings will be treated equally. If this exceeds the number of places available, a draw will be made and the unsuccessful names will be placed on the waiting list. Priority will be given to those hosting the weekend or who have agreed to lead walks, also to any members who lost out in a previous draw for places. Subsequent applications received will be added to the waiting list.

3) If at the end of the opening date some places remain unfilled, further applications will be accepted (in strict order of receipt of deposits) until all places are taken, and then a waiting list will apply.

4) If any members cancel, their places will be offered to those at the top of the waiting list wherever possible. Where a weekend is fully booked and a replacement can be found, the member cancelling may be refunded.

Slide Shows:
Slide Shows are held in the Small Hall, St. Columba’s Church, Otley Road, Headingley at 7.30pm


These are not meant to restrict walkers’ enjoyment of the day out, but rather as guidelines intended to aid the comfort and safety of all members


You should be adequately equipped, wearing suitable footwear, and carrying clothing appropriate to the prevailing weather conditions which can change during the day.
The leader reserves the right not to accept into the party anyone he or she considers not to be adequately equipped.

All walkers must carry their own food, drink and spare clothing. A torch, whistle and basic first aid kit are also recommended, and a mobile phone could be useful in an emergency.

Enjoy the views, but always take particular care when crossing rough ground or in slippery or muddy conditions. Members and walkers are reminded that they attend walks in this syllabus at their own risk and that they are responsible for their own personal safety.

Choose a group which walks at a comfortable pace for you. If you are finding the walk too fast or too slow, try joining one of the other parties next time. The description in the front of the syllabus of the various walk categories gives a general indication of what to expect, but can only be an approximate guide.

Don’t get ahead of the leaders. They can’t be expected to chase after members who push on ahead and who may get separated from the party.

If you decide to leave the party during the walk, always tell the leader first.

Observe the country code. Fasten all gates, take care not to damage walls or fences and leave no litter.

Dogs are not permitted on any C.H.A. ramble.

Carry mobile phones for emergency use only. Their use during the walk can spoil the enjoyment of other members of the party - please be considerate.

And finally….
We are always open to new venues for walks and new leaders to take the pressure off the “old stalwarts.” If you think you could lead a walk (perhaps jointly with a more experienced member at first), please complete this slip and return to the relevant section organiser found on the Contact Us page.


(These notes apply to all walks, but are especially relevant to coach outings when members have a choice of walks and a late return could delay the other parties).

Try to verify the route prior to the day of the walk. If using public transport, check the bus or train times beforehand as they may have altered after the syllabus was printed.

Ensure the pace and length of the walk are appropriate to the group (i.e. A, B or C) and there is time to complete it without being late back.

Be prepared to shorten the walk if the party is slower than expected.

Always check numbers before setting off and at intervals during the walk.

Don’t lose the back of the party!   In poor visibility appoint a back marker and keep in touch regularly.

Allow adequate rest stops, particularly for slower walkers after they have caught up the main party.

Ensure all members have got back safely at the end of the walk.

When leading a walk for a coach trip, please liaise with the other leaders beforehand if possible to ensure the drop off and pick up arrangements are compatible.