General Information

How to join the Club.

Have a look at the Programme and if any of the walks looks interesting, just come along to the Start and join us.  If you need any information about a walk first, ring us on 0161 439 5464.

When you have taken part in a couple of rambles, please contact us for a membership application form.  The annual membership fee is £12.  This covers an invitation to participate in all club activities such as walks and  talks, lunches, coach trips, mid week  breaks twice a year etc, which are of course all subject to additional modest cost.   Membership also includes two newsletters and two walks programmes a year, plus club affiliated membership of the :-
  • Ramblers' Association
  • Peak and Northern Footpaths Preservation Society
  • Friends of the Lake District
  • Campaign to Protect Rural England

People taking part in club activities do so at their own risk and everyone is responsible for their own safety.

Members are advised to contact us in advance by email at or call us on 0161 439 5464 if in doubt as to mileage, terrain or bad weather affecting transport. 

Walkers are asked to ensure that they wear  suitable clothing and footwear, ideally walking boots with a deep tread.  Unless otherwise stated, please bring sufficient food and drink.

Where possible on walks, leaders should bring difficult terrain to the attention of the group.  Leaders unable to take any ramble for which they are listed, should arrange a deputy.  Members are requested not to go ahead of the leader.

At the end of a car ramble, drivers are asked to ensure all the cars have started and are ready for home.

Cheques sent to the Treasurer and other ticket sellers should be made out in favour of "Manchester CHA Club". 

Road Safety

Please keep to the right side facing the on-coming traffic when on roads without a pavement (unless on a blind bend) and walk in single file.

The Country Code

Close all gates unless they are obviously intended to be left open.

Please do not pick wild flowers - leave them for others to enjoy.

Members are asked not to bring dogs on rambles, except assistance dogs.