About the Bristol HF Rambling Club...
Founded in 1921, the Bristol HF Rambling Club is affiliated to HF Holidays,
a major provider of walking holidays and outdoor pursuits.
The aim of the Club is to provide walks of various lengths throughout the year,
together with regular social events and activities, in order to foster a spirit of friendship amongst all members. Membership currently stands at around 200.
New members of any age are always welcome!
Members pay a modest annual subscription (at present £6 per head)
and customarily contribute to drivers' petrol costs when driven to walks.
A Newsletter is published 3 times a year to keep all members in touch with all club activities.
What others say...
Denise joined us for a short time, from France while visiting Bristol in the Summer 2012
"Hello everybody, I often thought of you and I told my friends about my stay in Bristol a lot. I told them how everybody was so kind and patient with me. I liked the atmosphere of the walks.
I thought very highly of all the ramblers and I valued the walks in the English
countryside. My best memories of walks were in the Black mountains , also along the canal in Wales. Oh ! the walk in the forest in the Cotswold Hills with the larches was so beautiful too!
Finally, plenty of walks...
I was impressed by the walks through the corn fields. Please, pass on "Mes amitiés" to all the ramblers I mixed with."
Peter joined us during 2014 whilst visiting Bristol from Australia.
I joined the Bristol HF Ramblers on a temporary basis while my wife was working in Bristol. I remember my first walk very well as I find new situations quite challenging but all my concerns were quashed when I arrived on The Downs to be met by Joan, who kindly offered me a lift to the start of the walk. I found the group to be very friendly and welcoming, I walked in some of the most beautifull areas of the country with many liked minded people and found all the walk leaders to be very competent and informative about the areas we were walking in.
I would recommend this group to anybody who is seeking regular exercise along with social interaction with others. They go out of their way to make walking with them as easy as possible by offering lifts to the start of walks which is very useful if you are not local. I hope at some point in the future I can walk with them again as a guest walker. My time living in Bristol was made so much more pleasurable after joining this group.
To find out more...
For further information on any aspect of our activities, please ring our Chairman,
Peter Holmes 0117-9323049