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Mike Church, Area Chairman

Mike Church, Area Chairman

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.

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Hidden gems: West Nab

West Nab, Huddersfield

Hands up who's ever heard of West Nab! Not many I bet!

Maybe just a few of us who live at the Huddersfield end of our territory. The Pennines for all their many charms are not really notable for having a great number of distinctive hills. There are exceptions of course: Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent, and not far away the splendid north face of Pendle Hill, recognisable from near and far. And Beamsley Beacon is impressive when you look at it from across the valley near Addingham. Further south, you can make a case for Boulsworth Hill, though it depends, like many things, on which way you look at it. Well, spare a thought for West Nab. It's just up the road (less than two miles) from Meltham.Read full story here

Public feedback sought on new Wharfedale Greenway.

Cycle route sign thumbnailA public consultation is being held on the Wharfedale Greenway, a proposed walking and cycling route linking Burley, Menston, Otley and Pool. The consultation follows a feasibility study by sustainable transport charity Sustrans which recommended a new five-mile route that mostly follows the former railway line between Burley and Pool. The dates and time for the consultations are:More >

Walking book review: “A coast to coast route guide”

coast-to-coast-tnReviewed by Keith Wadd: If I were going to walk the Coast to Coast (which, splendid walk as it is, I’m not contemplating at present), I would take two guides with me, and one of them would be Tony and Chris Grogan’s latest book: “A Coast to Coast Route Guide”. I say this because itMore >

Read the latest West Riding Rambler online

rambler-tnThe 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 yourMore >
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