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Now with added social distancing. We are suspending the group's events until government advice changes. If I can work out how to do it, I'll close the groups to new members for now as the active membership policy doesn't work if there aren't any events to attend.

Stay safe everyone

There are lots of great walking groups on meetup in the Yorkshire region. We are smaller than most and tend to do easier walks on a Saturday afternoon.

Some of our walks have a bit more challenge to them and would be classed as “moderate” using the Ramblers grading. We try and comment on the amount of ascent and the pace expected in our walk descriptions. If you have doubts about your fitness for a walk, please contact the walk leader.

We generally walk on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Since our organisers are busy some weekends we rely on our members volunteering to lead. We encourage all our members to have a try at leading or back marking once they have got to know the level we walk at.

We do require our members to be active and we remove members who do not meet the following conditions:

As of 1.1.13

Conditions of membership:

-attend 1 walk within 6 months of joining

- attend 1 walk per year thereafter

- visit the site at least once every 6 months

- don't no-show (fail to change your RSVP orto text the walk leader to say you can’t attend). 3 strikes and you will be removed

There is usually a charge of £1 per walk which covers meetup charges and reccying costs. Any extra goes to two charities: YHA Breaks for Kids (giving disadvantaged kids a break in the countryside) and Holme Valley Mountain Rescue who cover a lot of our local area. Details of our finances are here:http://www.meetup.com/The-Brighouse-Walking... (http://www.meetup.com/The-Brighouse-Walking-and-Fitness-Meetup-Group/events/60441412/)

If you join our walks, you do so at your own risk. Our walk leaders are not qualified and we have no insurance. If you want to be insured - try the Ramblers! Having said that, we have had no accidents so far (well except for that electric fence that I didn't think was working...)

We are a group for adults but we do hold several walks a year when children are welcomed. If you would like to bring your child on a walk which is not listed as Children Welcome please contact the organisers rather than the walk leader.

Dogs are welcome on our walks unless stated otherwise but please be considerate of other walkers and keep your dog under close control when there is livestock present.

Privacy. The group will be going "public" again in January. This means that all comments and all photographs can be seen by anyone anywhere in the world. Please DO NOT post phone numbers when arranging lifts. Use the annoying messaging system instead.

(Last update by Christine on 9.1.15.)

Upcoming events (5)

Parked up for now -Turton Tower, Wayoh and Entwistle reservoirs. 8 miles

The King William Pub


Postponed for now of course; we'll reschedule when feasible. Thanks to Mark for offering to lead this one again. The description has been copied across from last time so some details may change - including start time. Do check before signing up. We start from the pub and pass Turton Tower, continuing through Chapeltown village, and on to the banks of the Wayoh Reservoir. From there we take in part of the Witton Weavers Way, and carry on to Entwistle Reservoir. We stop half way round at Cadshaw Castle Rocks to have lunch. From there we complete the rest of the reservoir, and continue back to the pub via another part of the Witton Weavers Way. Mainly good paths throughout the walk. Dog friendly, but must be kept on leads near sheep towards the end of the walk. Please park in the pub car park as far away from the pub as possible. Plenty of spaces. The post code for the pub is BL7 9AN The location of the pub is approx a third mile south (on the same road) from where the location is shown on the map. I am struggling to alter it.

Post Covid walk walk -

Needs a location


Does anyone have a walk they want to lead on this date? Don't worry if you see "Unpaid" by your name. We don't use that system - just £1 on the day please.

Who knows...

Needs a location


I'm leaving the description to remind me of what life used to be like - back when the timing of a bike race mattered to any of us. Those were the days. This one could be tricky. Thanks to Chris Mellor for pointing out The T de Y is round our way on that day. If anyone was brave enough they could arrange a walk to go watch...or in my experience of watching bike rides, watch some helmets whizz by. Chris says: "Tour de Yorkshire involves rolling road blocks not closures and usually goes past in a flash. Men and women’s races that day are from Barnsley via Holmfirth, Meltham, Colne Valley, Ripponden, Hebden Bridge, Oxenhope, Southowram, Brighouse and Rastrick to Huddersfield. So to the west to watch, to the east to avoid. " Any thoughts? May be easier to do one on Sunday depending on where T de Y is then. Don't worry if you see "Unpaid" by your name. We don't use that system - just £1 on the day please.

Barkisland - To be rescheduled

Needs a location


Following yesterday's government advice we will not be holding any events until further notice. Hopefully we will be able to reschedule later in the year.

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