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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...

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 […]

The Big Pathwatch Report, “The State of Our Paths”, published by the Ramblers this summer, revealed that 56% of public rights of way in England and Wales were “well-kept”. A further 35% were found to be “adequate but in need of improvement” and 9% were “poorly kept” Over 3000 surveyors (quaintly called “citizen surveyors “ […]

A new route has been put forward for the High Speed Railway (HS2) as it passes through West Yorkshire. In the Wakefield area it will go to the east of the route in the original proposals. The route in the earlier proposals entered Wakefield near Notton and took a route just to the east of […]

The October 2016 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 […]

There was a large turn out of thirty one walkers when Wakefield and District Group launched its  summer programme of walks by doing the first stage of the Wakefield Way. Starting at Anglers Country Park, Wintersett, on Saturday, 7th May, the walkers led by Christine Stack on a glorious spring…