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 October 2014 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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Ownership of the Malham beauty spot Gordale Scar is to be transferred from the Craven Local Authority to Kirby Malhamdale Parish Council. The natural limestone ravine is somewhat surprisingly registered as a village green in the Land Registry, and includes a recognised public footpath up through the scar – though the path itself requires you to climbMore >
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, andMore >
A 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 >