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.
Photo credits: "Kirkstall Brewery buildings". Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
The Canal & River Trust will be undertaking major upgrades to the towpath on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal over the next eight months which will result in significant closures and diversions. The project will see over 9km of re-surfacing works, 600m of wash wall repairs, access improvements and the installing of new signage.Read full story here
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 toMore >
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 >