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Whitehaven Rambling Club

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

*** Due to the coronavirus pandemic ALL future WRC events have been cancelled until further notice ***

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.
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 2019/2020

  •   Junior: (Under 18) £3.00
  •   Adult (Over 18) £7.00
  •   New Member £8.00 (Includes Club Badge)
  • New members are charged £8.00 for their first year of membership, which includes a rulebook, an information leaflet and a club badge.

    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 2020-21

    • President: Bill Stainton
    • Vice President: Stan Buck
    • Secretary: Vacancy
    • Treasurer: Tony Foster
    • Membership Secretary: Eric Rae
    • Programme Secretary: Brian Penny
    • Minute Secretary: Annette Crellen
    • Rambles Secretary: John Hazelwood
    • Assistant Rambles Secretary: Pat Stainton

    Council Members 2020-21

    • Susan Dixon
    • Carol Lithgow
    • Janet Morgan
    • Dawn Sempill
    • David Powell
    • Debra Steel
    • David Turner

    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.

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