.... walking and hiking in England's Lake District


Application for membership can be made on the official form. The application, with the subscription, should be forwarded to the Membership Secretary. Membership is open to all. After attending two trial Rambles, membership will be necessary.

Membership fees for 2024

Membership fees are annual. The Club year is from 1st October to 30th September. Renewals of annual subscription are due on or after the Annual General Meeting in October. Anyone whose subscription has not been renewed by 31st December shall not receive further bulletins until subscriptions are paid.

To apply for membership please complete our application form which can be downloaded here

Members Area

The Club Bulletin and other useful resources can be found here. A password is required to access this area.

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Regular fortnightly rambles are organised throughout the year on a Sunday. These are normally from 4 to 6 hours duration. Each walk has a designated Leader who can be contacted for further information. We cater for a wide range of walking abilities in three separate groups A, B and C

'A'  for the more experienced walker which are likely to be of the longest distance and often involve higher climbs.
'B'  for the average walker, usually shorter than the 'A' walk and where climbs may not be as difficult.
'C'  where easier, shorter, flatter routes are offered.

Normally walks are circular and the start is reached by car. The start time for these Car Rambles is normally 9:30am at the designated start point.
In summer the Club organises Auto Rambles. These run on six occasions during the summer months, where a coach is used making linear routes possible and to try out walks further afield. The coach picks up walkers at pre-arranged points, dropping each group off at their respective start point and collecting the three groups after their walks for the return journey. The coach pick-up time for auto rambles varies dependent on pick up point but is around 8:15am from Whitehaven. There is a charge for each auto ramble.


Short walks on a Wednesday Evening are held in the longer daylight months which are usually in more local and accessible areas. These walks will be described weekly in advance on the Club Notice Board They are free to join and normally commence at 6:00pm from the starting point. These walks usually last about two hours and are not too strenuous though can involve some hill climbing.



During the winter months a programme of talks and social evenings are held on Wednesday evenings from October through to March. The venue is the United Reformed Church Hall situated at the Irish Street end of the Whitehaven Market Place. Starting at 7.45pm. Entry is ₤ 2 which includes refreshments.



The club occasionally organises holidays, usually staying at hotels or holiday centres up and down the country and occasionally abroad. For the holiday there is normally a schedule of walks and activities and/or visits arranged to suit all tastes and abilities.