Yorkshire Walkers', Ramblers', Hikers' Groups
Yorkshire has so much fine walking country that it is not surprising there are so many walkers
(or ramblers or hikers, call them what you will). Even if you are not considering joining one of these groups,
their websites are still worth visiting, since they can provide ideas for your own walks, and some of them have
fine photographs taken by members on past walks.
- Denby Dale Parish Walking Group
- All walks are reasonably easy and suitable for families. They are from 4-6 miles long and will take from 2-3 hours.
- The Harrogate Fell & Dale Club
- The Harrogate Fell & Dale Club, based in Harrogate, has approximately 100 members. It has a programme that tries to
cater for all walking preferences, and it organises Sunday walks, weekends away, summer evening walks
and social evenings. It is affiliated to the YHA.
- The Grey Panthers
- The Grey Panthers are a small group of walkers from the North East of England.
Each week the walks that the group enjoy, mostly in Yorkshire,
are recorded on their excellent site, with photographs to illustrate the countryside that they have covered.
- The Leeds Walking Meetup Group
- Bringing like-minded people of all ages together who want to enjoy casual walks 6-10 miles,
get a bit fitter, meet new people, and experience the full range of Yorkshire's beautiful countryside.
- Leeds YHA Walking Group
- Leeds YHA Walking Group are a friendly group of people who enjoy walks and outdoor activities in the
- Ramblers Association: East Yorkshire and Derwent Ramblers
- The East Yorkshire and Derwent area of the Ramblers' Association is sub-divided into a number of
local groups: Beverley, Driffield, Howden & Goole, Hull & Holderness, Ryedale, Scarborough, Pocklington, York.
- Ramblers Association: North Yorkshire and South Durham Area
- Local groups include:
- Ramblers Association: South Yorkshire & North East Derbyshire Area
- The South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire Area of the Ramblers Association has seven local groups.
The area offers a wide variety of walking opportunities, from the high moorland of the Dark Peak to the west,
the lowland moors of Thorne and Hatfield to the east, the "Last of the Summer Wine" country in the north,
to the Derbyshire Dales in the south. Local groups include:
Barnsley and Penistone Group,
Dearne Valley Group,
Doncaster Ramblers Group,
Rotherham Metro Group,
Sheffield Walking Group (20s and 30s),
Sheffield 40s Walking Group.
- Ramblers Association: West Riding Area
- The area which the West Riding Area looks after on behalf of its members and the walking community
is centred on Leeds and Bradford, and extends from Ingleton to Pontefract, and from Holmfirth to Wensleydale.
There is an extensive programme of walks exploring this attractive countryside, with distances to suit all capabilities.
Local groups include: Bradford, Calderdale, Castleford & Pontefract, Craven, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Keighley,
Leeds, Lower Wharfedale, North Kirklees, Ripon, Wakefield, Wetherby & District
- York Outdoor Group
- The York Outdoor Group aim to organise a walk each and every Sunday. A weekend away is also usually held once a month.