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.
Love walking? Love Leeds? Then you will love our week-long walking festival: "WalkLeeds"!
The free festival will be held in early summer (31st May to 7th June), and what better time of the year for a festival of walks! All the walks will be within the Leeds boundaries where there is a great deal of attractive countryside, as well as some interesting urban routes.Read full story here
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 ofMore >
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 >