welcome to ramblers Yorkshire!
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.
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 […]
Around the year 2000, the Footpath Committee of West Riding Area took up the issue of the malign impact that 4×4 vehicles and motorbikes have on the green lanes that are such a distinctive, beautiful feature of the Yorkshire Dales landscape. Green lanes were being ruined, and the peace and quiet that people seek when […]
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…
The April 2017 edition of the West Riding Rambler is now online – if you are a member of the Ramblers in the West Riding area of Yorkshire 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 […]