Please find below the latest update from the NEC concerning the recommencement of LDWA Social Walks.

Walking can restart in groups of up to 30 from Monday 29 March (but walk leaders can decide on a lower number).
Walks must be Covid-19 compliant with a risk assessment and delivery plan completed for walks with more than 6 people.
Minimise travel and avoid busy areas (especially over the Easter weekend) and be aware of the impact of activities on landowners/local residents.

Next Walk -

Bailiff Bridge and Beyond
Date - Saturday 24th April 2021
Start Time - TBA
Distance - 25 miles
Leader - Chris Burrell
Contact - 07485 004092

Please pre-register with Chris on his mobile. Maximum of 12 places that must be pre-booked in advance.

Walk With Abi
Date - Saturday 1st May 2021
Start Time - TBA
Distance - TBC
Leader - Abi MacDonald
Contact - 07568 166585 or

Please pre-register with Abi on her mobile or email. No limit yet set but places still must be pre-booked in advance.

Calderdale Way South
Date - Saturday 8th May 2021
Start Time - TBA
Distance - 25 miles
Leader - Chris Burrell
Contact - 07485 004092

Please pre-register with Chris on his mobile. Maximum of 12 places that must be pre-booked in advance.

Ogden Reservoir Circular
Date - Saturday 15th May 2021
Start Time - TBA
Distance - 22 miles
Leader - Tom Wood
Contact - 07792 521920 or

This walk now full.

Calderdale Way North
Date - Saturday 22nd May 2021
Start Time - TBA
Distance - miles
Leader - Chris Burrell
Contact - 07485 004092

Please pre-register with Chris on his mobile. Maximum of 12 places that must be pre-booked in advance.

Tim's Belated Birthday Walk - 50 + 1
Date - Saturday 12th June 2021
Start Time - TBA
Distance - 20 miles
Leader - Tim Rollett
Contact - 07305 614910 or

Please pre-register with Tim on his mobile or email. Maximum of 12 places that must be pre-booked in advance.

Welcome to the website of the West Yorkshire LDWA.

Our Group was founded in 1976 and is a friendly, active local walking group.
We have a fine selection of social walks throughout the year, most are in the Yorkshire Dales, West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire, though we occasionally stray further afield.

On most of our walks, unless it says otherwise in the programme, you should bring food and drink for lunch and snacks. If the leader has planned for the group to eat lunch in a pub this will be clearly stated in the programme.

You will find our walks programme on this website, and it’s also published in the LDWA national magazine, “Strider”.

The Ulfkil Stride was for many years the West Yorkshire Group’ premier challenge event over the fells of Upper Wharfedale.
With all that is going on in the world at the moment, West Yorkshire LDWA Group have resurrected this challenge as an Anytime Challenge.

Please note this is an entirely different event to the Ulfkil Stride Open Challenge.

24 miles/38.62km
Entries open 26th March 2021
Entries close 22nd July 2021
Entry fees LDWA members only £5.00 or £12.50 if you want a much sought-after West Yorkshire LDWA buff

Click here to enter online through SiEntries.

Event organiser – Chris Burrell
Phone – 07485 004092
Email –

Click here for more information

Click here for March results.

Your committee has been busy in the background working on ideas to keep new and existing members and their families active and involved. The following three challenges are a fun way to do this and it is hoped that you will get involved, whilst we are in these challenging and unprecedented times.

The three challenges are open to all, LDWA members: - Juniors, Mums and Dads, Grandparents and all those who like to get outside. You can take on one challenge or all three. Please note all entrants under the age of 18 must be a family member and must walk with a parent, guardian or responsible adult, who is a member of the LDWA, this is for insurance purposes.

All three challenges commence on Monday 1st March 2021.

1] Take On The Challenge

Take on the challenge of completing 10 walks of 10k or more around your local area.

The goal is yours to set at the outset of the challenge.

All you need is your local space close to home, so this is a chance to get to know your local area a bit better, whilst keeping within Government Guidelines.

You have until the 1st June 2021 to hit your target.

2] Your Challenge Your Distance

Take on the virtual walking distance challenge.

This is designed to keep you racking up the miles in your local area until the 1st June 2021.

There are four challenges to aim for; 50k [31 miles] 100k [62 miles] 150k [93 miles] 200k [124 miles].

The challenge is to reach or exceed your chosen distance total in the allocated time.

The challenge can be done in as many or as few walks as you like. 

3] The Accumulator Challenge

The accumulator challenge is set to see who will undertake the most walked miles from 1st March 2021 through to 31st December 2021.

Your mileage will need to be recorded for each day you walk, starting on 1st March 2021 up to 31st December 2021, there is no need to send proof, we will take your word that you have kept an accurate and honest record.

 How It Works?

The beauty of all three ideas is, they can all be combined with one simple registration and work together.

All the challenges must be undertaken local to home, whilst keeping within Government Guidelines.

They are FREE to enter.

There will be a Leader Board on the web site, so you can see how you are progressing with your challenge.

A West Yorkshire LDWA snood is on offer, when you successfully complete the challenge.

So what are you waiting for?

Please send your email to with the following information:

1] Name.

2] LDWA Membership Number.

3] Age if under 18 years.

4] Challenges to be undertaken.

A] Take on the Challenge.

B] Your Challenge Your Distance.

  • 31 miles / 50k
  • 62 miles / 100k
  • 93 miles / 150k
  • 124 miles / 200k

C] The Accumulator Challenge.

5] Email address.

6] Agreement to abide with the disclaimer.

Once registered an email will be sent out with simple instructions on how to record and submit your distances and number of walks undertaken.


Enjoy the challenge. Keep safe, active and involved.


Kind regards

The Committee.

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