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...

A YouGov poll, conducted in June 2020 showed that 74% of Britons took up exercise during lockdown, with walking proving to be the most popular activity. Subsequent polls have reaffirmed peoples’ commitments to positive lifestyle changes, and it is hoped that those who have discovered the joy of…

Do you want to help protect and improve footpaths in the Bradford District? If so we would like to hear from you! Our longstanding Bradford Footpath Officer is standing down later this year and we would like to hear from anyone who is interested in protecting footpaths in Bradford, Keighley,…