Hands up who’s ever heard of West Nab! Not many I bet! Maybe just a few of us who live at the Huddersfield end of our territory. The Pennines for all their many charms are not really notable for having a great number of distinctive hills. There are exceptions of course: Ingleborough and…

A public consultation is being held on the Wharfedale Greenway, a proposed walking and cycling route linking Burley, Menston, Otley and Pool. The consultation follows a feasibility study by sustainable transport charity Sustrans which recommended a new five-mile route that mostly follows the…

Reviewed by Keith Wadd: If I were going to walk the Coast to Coast (which, splendid walk as it is, I’m not contemplating at present), I would take two guides with me, and one of them would be Tony and Chris Grogan’s latest book: “A Coast to Coast Route Guide”. I say this because it does the…

We have a number of volunteer posts that need filling for the area – do you have some time on your hands to help out with the running of the West Riding Ramblers? Meetings secretary Since Christine Stack stood down as Meetings Secretary for Area Council (formerly Area Executive Committee) no…

Proposals for two wind farms in Haverah Park close to Nidderdale AONB have been withdrawn by Kelda Water Services (the sister company of Yorkshire Water).  If the proposals had gone ahead, there would have been seven turbines close to Long Liberty Farm just south of Penny Pot Lane (the Penny Pot…

An award-winning initiative is asking us to look around our wardrobes, attics and garages for any unwanted outdoor clothes and equipment so that it can be donated to organisations encouraging the next generation to get outdoors. Many young people say that the lack of clothing and equipment is…

What a success the Bradford Group evening walks have been! Throughout the summer, on alternate Wednesdays and Thursdays evenings,walkers have set out on a wide variety of local paths for an enjoyable 4-5 mile ramble. In the words of walks co-ordinator, Muriel O’Flaherty: “Bradford gets knocked…

During 2014 we will be running a series of courses on map-reading for beginners.  It is important with the ever increasing use of GPS and mobile devices that, should the worst happen, you can also pull out a map and compass to navigate your way safely.  It is also enormous fun! Each course…

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