Next Walk -

Under new guidelines regarding COVID-19 please note that all walks have been cancelled until further notice.

Many parts of West Yorkshire are now under extra restrictions due to the increasing levels of Covid 19 and whilst, legally, we can continue with our walks programme (as it would comply with the rules provided by the LDWA), we have taken the decision to temporarily suspend social walks until local lockdown measures in our area have been removed.

The additional restrictions in our area have been introduced in order to prevent and contain further outbreaks of Covid 19 and to ensure public safety.
As many of our walks start from and pass through areas in local lockdown we are sensitive to how this may be perceived by local people who are subject to the additional restrictions and, in some cases, may not feel comfortable with groups of walkers passing through.
In addition, the majority of our members who attend the social walks are from local lockdown areas and, once again, we are sensitive to the increased risk – to the public and each other - which goes along with this.

We appreciate that many of you will be disappointed as a result of this decision but we hope you understand the reasons behind it.
Our priority is your safety and wellbeing and that of the wider public – alongside safeguarding the reputation of the West Yorkshire LDWA.
We will continue to monitor local restrictions across West Yorkshire and, as soon as it seems safe and sensible, we will recommence our social walks programme.

Finally, we’d like to say thank you to all our walk leaders for volunteering to lead walks during this challenging time and for enabling us to pull together a full and varied programme at short notice.
We’re sure you’ll rise to this challenge once more when we can get out walking again as a group.

We look forward to seeing you on a walk in the not too distant future.

Stay Safe.



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”.

2020 AGM
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