Our official name is Darlington C.H.A. & H.F. Rambling Club.

Which goes back to the days when we supported the former Countrywide Holidays Association

and the Holiday Fellowship.

Countrywide Holidays Association no longer exists but we refer to ourselves as Darlington CHA.

You are welcome to join us for up to 3 walks before becoming a member.

Membership £3 for under 18 and £8 for over 18.

We have several to try and suit all levels of fitness.

Easy, Moderate & Strenuous

Saturday walks are shorter than a Sunday and generally slower.

Contact the Treasurer or any committee member, details are on the website and programme.

Suitable footwear and socks ( not trainers or ordinary shoes ).

Waterproof jacket and overtrousers.

Warm layers of clothing to suit weather conditions.

Whistle, torch and personal first aid kit.

Optional items such as walking poles and gaiters or spats.

Picnic lunch and a drink as we are out all day.

Sorry, we operate a no dogs policy as we often walk through farmland where there are livestock grazing.

We organise weekends to locations a little further afield,

for example Scotland, Wales and the Lake District.

These can be found on the programme.

As a group we meet up in Darlington.

Saturday walks meet outside ED Walker Homes on Coniscliffe Road.

Sunday walks meet outside the old Arts Centre on Vane Terrace

Car sharing is encouraged & donations to the cost are announced on the walk.

If you intend to go directly to the start of a walk, it is always wise to check with the leader first.

Walkers should be aware that there are inherent risks in countryside walking.

The club insurance is for 3rd party liability only and does not cover the activities of individuals.

Walkers should keep behind the leader at all times and follow his / her instructions.

Inform the leader if feeling unwell or have blisters.

Being properly clothed and equipped, selecting an appropriate grade of walk, as well as being aware of your own health limitations, are all important factors.

If in doubt contact the leader beforehand for more walk details.

Mobile phones are carried by many members which can be useful in an emergency, the preferred being 112.

Carrying information such as emergency contact details and details of any medication required is strongly advised.

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