welcome to ramblers Yorkshire!

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 we look after on behalf of the walking community is centred on Leeds and Bradford and includes Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, the Craven and Harrogate districts of North Yorkshire, and a substantial amount of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Latest News...

Calderdale Ramblers and other local walking groups got together last May to look at how they could promote their area to walkers from other parts of the country. The new initiative covers the stunning countryside in the Calder Valley stretching from the Lancashire border near Todmorden, to Hebden Bridge, Luddenden and Warley. It’s a countryside […]

Henry Mason, who is Chairman of Craven Group of the Ramblers, has been running his successful Map and Compass courses for ten years. He tells the West Riding Rambler the inside story and how it all started. “I have always had an interest in map reading and been impressed with the amount of detail on […]

Increasing pressure by cyclists to have the legal right to ride on all public footpaths was strongly opposed at the West Riding Area AGM held at Ilkley on 28th January. The meeting unanimously passed a resolution to “urge that The Ramblers’ Association use all possible endeavours to oppose…