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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+)

Tougher and faster than our usual. Ramsden Clough above Holmfirth.

A walk of aroud 7 miles from Winscar Reservoir, up onto Upper Snailsden Moss across to Ramsden Clough, with a bit of open access 'off piste' to the boundary fence near Britland Edge Hill and back down to the reservoir. It's a lovely walk with some great views of the north and south pennines, BUT it will be cold and it could be muddy if the cold snap doesn't last! I'll be going at a reasonably fast pace so that we don't get too cold, but I like to admire the view so we'll have a few coffee stops on the way. We will meet at Winscar Reservoir car park which is on the road between Hade Edge and Dunford Bridge. There is a sign (I think its a Yorkshire Water sign) for Winscar and there's plenty of parking there. Google Maps gives the address as 68, Sheffield S36 4TF but please check your satnav before setting off and ensure you're heading to Winscar. We'll head to the pub afterwards - there's one in Hade Edge. Please note that you shouldn't sign up for this walk if you're unsure about your level of fitness, or if you're not happy going off across open moorland. I am a competent map reader and compass user, but of course as Christine will always tell you we are not insured and you take part at your own risk! 10.30 prompt start please! Looking forward to seeing you. Alex

Mid March walk - anyone want to do this one?

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First April walk- not slow pace

Denby Dale Rail Station


Thanks to Colin for offering this walk. Details so far - 7-8 miles with 3 ascents, one quite steep. Lunch just after 12 at the Church in Upper Cumberworth. Second drinks stop in the afternoon in Burns Wood. Colin doesn't hang about so not suitable for beginners, anyone struggling with and injury or anyone who needs a lot of rest stops!

Thurstonland 4 miles - Sunday dinner / Kam's birthday treat

Rose and Crown


A short walk with some stiles. There's some uphill but it will be taken at a steady pace. Some of us will be having Sunday dinner in the rose and Crown after - please make your own booking and make a comment below so we know roughly how many are eating. I have spoken to the pub and they are happy to cater for those who want to eat and those who don't. They have asked for those who want to eat to ring them and say they are with the Brighouse Walking Group[masked]. Doing this will help the pub to cater and if needed get more staff in. Please will you ring the pub if you cancel the walk and have booked a meal. Parking is available just past the pub on the road or across the road from the school about 300 yards away on Marsh Hall Lane HD4 6XD. The walk will start from the pub. The walk is ok for dogs if they can get over stiles, so not very big heavy dogs. Dogs are ok in the pub if well behaved and on a lead. It is mainly an easy walk with 2 hills that are a bit steep but not too long. Some lovely views. http://www.roseandcrownthurstonland.co.uk/

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Mid Feb -Muddy Emley - 3.5, 4 or 8ish miles

The White Horse Inn


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