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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...

Never call Birders Twitchers unless you are referring to those folk who rush around the country in the hope of spotting some rarity that has lost probably lost its internal compass, flown in by mistake and wishes it was in a much more familiar place.   Some, but not all, of these Twitchers give Birders a […]

I was returning from an afternoon exploring the paths on the fringe of Midgley Moor and paused awhile to wait for the shadows cast by clouds to move past the houses at the top of the opposite hillside. The path goes down to the Catherine House Lane/Wood Lane bridleway. It is supposed to go straight […]

At the end of 2015, Wakefield & District Group discussed how best to promote the profile of the Ramblers in their area, and looked to the “Wakefield Way” book written by Douglas Cossar in liaison with Trevor Hiles, the Group’s footpath officer at that time. The book was published in 2004 and described a 75 […]

The January 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 […]

The Ramblers’ “vision” includes a “true right to roam”.   The document “Our vision and strategic framework 2015-2025”, approved at General Council 2015,  states that “This expanded access will connect people, path networks and communities so that everyone can benefit from walking”.   On the face of it, this “true right to roam”, based on the Scottish […]