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 Lower Wharfedale Ramblers are changing their meeting arrangements from the 1st July 2017. These changers are as follows :- The A+ group will meet every Tuesday at the Old Bridge (South side), Stockeld Road, Ilkley for car sharing at 9am or at a different time as specified. The A group will meet…

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 […]

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