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Whitehaven Rambling Club

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

Our Club

The club was started at the instigation of Roland Taylor. He arranged a trial ramble to Santon Bridge on 3rd June 1928, during which the club was officially formed. Lectures and socials were organised later that year and fell walks started the year after. From 1931, occasional weekend breaks were organised and from 1967, these became regular events. We now have around 200 members who take part in a wide range of activities: fell walking, visits, holidays, evening talks and social events.

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Memorial seat recently restored as part of 90th anniversary celebrations.


Application for membership can be made on the official form. If you cannot print the form then supply your details on a plain piece of paper.
New Members Form (pdf)
The application, with the subscription, to be forwarded to the Membership Secretary. Membership is open to all. After attending two trial Rambles, membership will be necessary.

Membership fees for 2023

  •   Junior: (Under 18) £3.00
  •   Adult renewal (Over 18) £7.00
  •   New Member £8.00
  • 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.

    Club Officers 2022-23

    • President: Bill Stainton
    • Vice President: Stan Buck
    • Vice President & Minutes Secretary: Annette Crellen
    • Programme Secretary: Vacancy
    • Hon. Secretary: Vacancy
    • Hon. Treasurer: Brian Penny
    • Membership Secretary: Eric Rae
    • Rambles Secretary: John Hazelwood

    Council Members 2022-23

    • Margaret Carr
    • Jan Coles
    • Carol Lithgow
    • Fred Martin
    • Janet Morgan
    • Anthony Neale
    • Dawn Sempill
    • David Powell

    Club Bulletin

    The Club issues a quarterly Club Bulletin containing forthcoming walks, events and holidays etc.
    Club members can find these in the Members Area.

    © 2023 Whitehaven Rambling Club