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- York HF Rambling Club (formerly York CHA & HF Rambling Club) is a friendly independent club, which is dedicated to the purpose of providing enjoyable walking in the countryside.
- Founded in 1908 we believe the club to be the oldest walking group in the York area.
- Since its earliest formation the club has continued to allow its members to take part in healthy exercise, appreciate and learn about the countryside while enjoying the companionship of others.
The above photographs were taken at an evening at York Mansion House in the presence of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress.
If you have a message for members please use the 'Message Board' (you can post your own entries)
January 2016 to December 2016 walk dates can be seen on the website please see the 'Rambles Dates' page for further details.
We also have a number of Social events coming up, please see the 'Calendar' page or the latest programme for further details.
Following the presentation that Douglas G Hope (Researcher University of Cumbria) gave to the club we are very pleased to announce that Douglas has kindly produced an article which now appears on the website.
Thomas Arthur Leonard, who founded the Co-operative Holidays Association (CHA) in 1893 and the Holiday Fellowship (HF) in 1913, was described on his death in 1948 as the Father of the open-air holiday movement. The article shows that this epitaph is no under-statement. (To read more please visit the ‘About the founder of CHA & HF’ page).
Also see our links page which can direct you to the new Douglas Hope website.
(If after reading the article you would like to get in touch Douglas or request any additional information please click here).
Hole of Horcum walk with hikers from Calgary, Canada September 2015 Ladybower (Peak District) 'B' Walk July 2015
If you are new to the club and would like to know more then please see the 'Interested in joining' page
In September 2015 a group of walkers from Calgary, (Canada) visited York and the group were joined by a number of club members for a walk at the Hole of Horcum in the North York Moors (please see the photographs on the gallery page).
It is now hoped that some of our members will make a return trip in 2016 to Calgary to hike in the Canadian foothills and mountains. If you are interested and would like further information please contact Peter the Club President.
York HF Rambling Club
(Formerly York CHA & HF Rambling Club)
Affiliated to HF Holidays and the Rambler Association