About the Club - History and Organisation

Bradford Walking is the name we use for our group on the internet. We are an established walking group also known as Bradford CHA and we celebrated our centenary in 2003. 

We were initially part of the larger CHA (Countrywide Holidays Association) which was created to provide opportunities for working people to enjoy the countryside and walking. Bradford CHA has been a very successful organisation providing walking and social opportunities for people from all walks of life for over 100 years.

We still try and push the boundaries in what we offer in the way of walking, so that those who are fit and able can still undertake some very challenging walks, often in areas where there are no paths and sometimes involving some scrambling. But we cater for all walkers. If you want a good day out on Sunday you can joing our B walks which are moderate in difficulty and we often offer C walks which are more leisurely and shorter.

The club has a hard working committee dedicated to keeping things running smoothly by organising the walking programme, transport, holidays, social events, finance and advertising. A newsletter is published every quarter. This has articles and information about forthcoming events, holidays

Officers of Bradford CHA are as follows:




Tel / Email


Ian Ainley

9 Lightridge Road, Huddersfield, HD2 2HE

01484 314591

Vice President

Rita Schofield

41 Beacon Place, Bradford, BD6 3SH

01274 409326

General Secretary

Malcolm Walters

4 William Henry St, Shipley, BD18 4PP

07925 187885


Treasurer & Holiday Co-ordinator

Ronald Wade

32 Maitland Close, Bradford, BD15 7WL

01274 884114



Membership Secretary

Jackie Hotchen

33 Moorside Drive, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1HE

0113 285 2734

Saturday Rambles Secretary

Gill Darnbrook

5 Lees Bank Rd, Cross Roads, Keighley, BD22 9EN

07553 204765



Sunday Rambles Secretary

Jacqueline Wilkes

29 Tower Road, Shipley, BD18 4BP

01274 403540


Social Secretary

Linda Richardson

40 Ascot Ave, Bradford, BD7 4PA

01274 575944

Newsletter Editor

Kath Taylor

113 Pullan Avenue, Bradford, BD2 3RL

01274 631921


Publicity Co-ordinator

Jayne Noble

136 Nab Wood Drive, Shipley, BD18 4EW


Weekend Co-ordinator

Jean Galthen

44 Newark Road, Bingley, BD16 2SL

07940 564408 & 01274 777741


Web Admin

David Purkis


dpurkis@gmail.com &