Welcome to the website of the West Riding Area of the Ramblers’ Association. The West Riding Area takes its name from the days when Yorkshire was divided into three “ridings” a West Riding, North Riding and East Riding. The region that we look after on behalf of our members and the walking community is centred on Leeds and Bradford, and extends from Ingleton to Pontefract, and from Holmfirth to Wensleydale.
The April edition of the West Riding Rambler is now online - if you are a member of the Ramblers in the West Riding of Yorkshire area you will have already got your printed copy in the post; if you are not, you can read the latest edition online or download the PDF to your desktop or tablet.
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We have a number of volunteer posts that need filling for the area – do you have some time on your hands to help out with the running of the West Riding Ramblers? Meetings secretary Since Christine Stack stood down as Meetings Secretary for Area Council (formerly Area Executive Committee) no one has yet comeMore >
Proposals for two wind farms in Haverah Park close to Nidderdale AONB have been withdrawn by Kelda Water Services (the sister company of Yorkshire Water). If the proposals had gone ahead, there would have been seven turbines close to Long Liberty Farm just south of Penny Pot Lane (the Penny Pot site), and a nearbyMore >
An award-winning initiative is asking us to look around our wardrobes, attics and garages for any unwanted outdoor clothes and equipment so that it can be donated to organisations encouraging the next generation to get outdoors. Many young people say that the lack of clothing and equipment is the reason they do not take up outdoor physical activities – afterMore >