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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.

latest news...

Craven Council to hand over Gordale Scar to Kirby Malhamdale Parish Council

Gordale Scar Malham

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 climb the side of Gordale Scar waterfall.Read full story here

Hidden gems: West Nab

West Nab, KirkleesHands 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 >

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 >
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