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.
The restored 400ha St Aidan’s opencast coal site a few miles south east of Leeds near Woodlesford was opened to great acclaim four years ago on 23rd May 2013. That date also marked the confirmation by Leeds City Council of the order creating over 12km of footpaths and bridleways across the restored site and extinguishing […]
When we wander about the countryside surely the thing we encounter most often is grass in its various guises, but had you realised just how many guises there are and just how valuable that grass is for our wildlife? Meadows for example can have a rich variety of flora associated with them and with these […]
A plaque to commemorate an important historic site and event for The Ramblers and the whole walking community will be unveiled on October 7th. The site of the plaque is on Jerry Pearlman’s house at Stalling Busk in Wensleydale. It was at this house in Wensleydale in August 1998 that the Stalling Busk Conference took […]
Tadcaster, a market town between Leeds and York, is situated on both sides of the River Wharfe. The two halves of the town are linked by the main vehicular/pedestrian bridge recently re-opened after flood damage, and a pedestrian route across the river on a former railway viaduct from which the tracks were lifted in 1963. […]
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 […]