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New Members' Information

Welcome to one of the most respected and long established walking clubs in the area.

The HRC comprises around 200 members and we provide walks to suit all abilities with frequent days in the White and Dark Peak Districts, the Staffordshire Moorlands, the Shropshire Hills, the Welsh Borders and the Cheshire Plain.
Less frequently we walk in the Lake District, Snowdonia, Mid Wales, Yorkshire Dales and South Pennines.

How to get in touch

For further details please contact us:

by email     hanliensian at hotmail dot com    Contact: Mike Everill

to telephone 01785 811646     Contact: Sheila Hawley

to mobile phone 079 79 05 76 23     Contact: Ken Elkin

or meet us for a C walk a few minutes before 9.30 am (occasionally 9 am - see the Programme page) at St Ann Street car park in Hanley or Goose Street car park in Newcastle as indicated on the Programme.

or study the Programme on this site to find a suitable harder walk and its meeting point. See the information about our grading system of walking difficulty by clicking on the 'Grades' link on the Home page.

View, download and print out our Contact Details in portable document format.

When required you can download and print a Membership Form in PDF as a portable document file, together with a summary of this Information Page.

Tips on what to bring with you

ClothingFood and DrinkEquipment
Depends on conditions and time of year but it is advisable always to carry waterproofs and warm clothing.
  • Strong walking boots
  • Waterproofs (jacket with hood and trousers)
  • Walking trousers but not jeans
  • A number of layers of clothing are better than one big woolly jumper
  • Hat and gloves.
n.b. Custom-made walking clothing: breathable, windproof, waterproof and wicking are available in local outdoor shops.

It is usual to take food and drink for lunch, mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks.

Leaders often arrange for the lunchtime stop to be taken at a public house where drinks and food may be purchased.

This is not always possible, so members should ensure that they carry sufficient refreshment for the whole day.

  • Rucksack
  • Waterproof rucksack liner
  • Foam pad or plastic sheet to sit on
  • A simple first aid kit
  • Plastic bags to cover muddy boots while in the pub
  • Road map or O.S. Map in the car to help in finding the start of the walk
  • Clean pair of shoes in the car
  • Plastic bag to hold muddy boots at the end of the walk
  • Whistle

Health and Safety

Advice and tips on Health and Safety while walking can be found atRamblers Association and Walking And Hiking

Try us before you join

We suggest you try a couple of walks with us before you join the club so that you can see whether you like it and us. Unless you are already an experienced walker you should start with a C or a D walk and progress to the longer and faster walks later. Please Note - members are expected to:

Transport arrangements

Members share cars to travel from the meeting points to the starting points of the Sunday day walks, but we cannot guarantee always to provide lifts to members turning up on foot.
The costs are shared by passengers making contributions to the driver to cover the cost of petrol used etc.
Sunday morning, Wednesday evening and Thursday walks meet at the starting points.

Club Constitution and Fees

The Club has an agreed constitution and is run on a democratic basis with a committee elected by members at an Annual General meeting each year. Suggestions for walks and offers of leadership are welcomed. The Club is affiliated to the Ramblers Association which helps to safeguard our rights to the countryside.

The Annual Subscription is 10 per year per person and there is a one-off Joining Fee of 10 per person or 15 per couple. Membership is open to all persons over the age of 17 and those under 17 are welcome to come along free as guests of members.

Committee from March 2019

PositionOfficers Members
ChairmanIan Bailey Bill Merchant
Vice ChairmanGarry Melbourne Bill Walshaw
General SecretaryClaire Roberts Ray Green
Walks Co-ordinatorPhil Burgess Kath Moran
Social SecretaryCarol Merchant Wayne Oliver
TreasurerHilary Pickin Bernard Heath
EditorPauline Oliver Karl Lawton
Membership SecretarySheila Hawley
Publicity OfficerPeter Johnson Non-attending Members
WebmasterMike Everill PublisherAllan Wells
AuditorKen Elkin


About 180 walks are available through each year including two walks on each Sunday, Thursday walks, Wednesday evening walks from May to early August and occasional coach trips to areas further afield.

We also have weekends away and mid-week breaks in good walking areas with accommodation in hotels or Youth Hostels and usually a holiday abroad.

We have a full and varied Social programme.

As a member you will receive quarterly newsletters and event programmes.

Other events
See the sections on the Current Programme, Social Events and Holidays for details of these.

Date of last update: 14 October 2020
Mike Everill
Hanliensian Rambling Club
Email: hanliensian at hotmail dot com

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