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 […]

“Walk Around the Clock”, inspired by the much-loved Oakwood Clock, is a fascinating urban walk around Oakwood, a suburb of Leeds close to Roundhay Park.   The walk which takes about an hour starts and finishes in the shadow of the clock, but can be joined at any point along the route….

I have just returned from Alston where we enjoyed some wonderful walking in brilliant sunshine, literally no rain all week, how miraculous is that? If you go walking in that area, as in our own area, it’s well worth checking routes before you walk because there has been some terrible storm and…

The July 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 your desktop or…

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…

  A long, wretched winter delivered terrible floods in many parts of West Riding Area. For the first time in living memory water cascaded over Malham Cove. December’s rainfall at Bainbridge in Wensleydale was a phenomenal 14 inches plus, and most of the Pennines would have had similar huge…

A new public inquiry held on 9th February which, it was hoped, would confirm the right of way status of a disputed path at Tadcaster has been adjourned after legal arguments submitted by the objector’s counsel. The disputed path goes from the eastern end of the Tadcaster Viaduct Walk to…

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