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Casual Ramblers – about us

Our transformation into casual ramblers was borne out of trying to get some exercise that wasn’t too rigorous following an operation and has led into a very enjoyable hobby. By walking after work or on Saturday mornings we have been able to really appreciate our local area and we’ve found things we never knew existed and never would have unless we had gone off-road and explored the fields, woods and footpaths.

We’re not your typical ramblers – we’re more likely to have an iPad than a map and compass (although the woolly hat remains constant). We wear fluorescent football socks and we’re kitted out from TK Maxx. We love to go out walking but we’re not too big on hills. We like to plan our walks so they might go past a pub. Or a tea room. Or a cake shop. Or all of the above.

Because of that, casualramblers is designed to bring you shorter, more achievable walks than the ones you’ll see on a lot of websites. Ones you can enjoy with friends and family or with your partner and that will take a couple of hours or less. As well as routes and maps, we’ll put reports on and photos of the walks we’ve done and maybe they’ll inspire you to get out and about too. Get some exercise! Clear out the cobwebs! You’re bound to have a lovely time and who knows… maybe in no time you’ll love a casual ramble as much as we do.

Happy casual rambling!




26 comments to About

  • Lynne Caulfield  says:

    Can I just ask if you know the Wykebeck Valley. It runs from Temple Newsam to Roundhay Park and takes in Woodland, Wildflower Meadows, Cycle paths. Red Kites fly over every day. I an in Facebook as ‘Friends of Killingbeck Fields’ Thanks. Great job.

  • helen  says:

    Hi, love the site. Are we supposed to have a log in because I cannot find any information on how to sign up? Thank you.

  • gail  says:

    Hi also would like to know more about group but can’t find any way to sign up

  • annie parker  says:

    please can you check details for hexthorpe walk when you click on it it comes upwith the hyde park walk

  • william  says:

    I cannot print the Grenoside walk. Is it me?

  • Pat Dawson  says:

    Thanks for a great website. We started walking last year for similar reasons to yourselves – and love the fact that, like us, you don’t do hills, do like teashops and pubs. And that you enjoy it!!

  • Fiona M  says:

    Great website, thanks!

  • Clairw  says:

    Hi I live in Halifax but have no car,I’m just reading your page in the courier,and would like go join your club.
    Would you please phone me on 01422750074 or 07470913528


    Claire Sullivan

  • johnclegg156  says:

    Hi Kim, I’d love to use one of the excellent photographs on your website and am wondering if that would be possible and who I would need permission from. It is the one of Digley Reservoir with the landrovers. Thanks, johnclegg156

  • John  says:

    A first look at website left me wondering “are these all chargeable-pamphlet walks to do on yr own and if so why are prices not shown at once?”. I guess now they are all clickable and free? Must go back. I was looking for sociable group walks

  • richanx  says:

    Thanks for the website, we love it.

  • Joe Roebuck  says:

    We haven’t really updated this for a while as we now have a 2yr old son and life is busy. A few responses to the comments above… First, everything on this site is free and will always be free with no adverts. Second, we are not really a club, we just like the name casual ramblers as it epitomises what we like to do! Third, massive thanks for the positive comment. We will probably look to add some more walks into the site soon as this website still gets quite a bit of traffic and people seem to be getting some good use from it. As we now have a 2yr old son we might even add a “casual pramblers” section which shows all the walks that are friendly for those people with prams but still want to get out there and enjoy a good walk!

  • maureen stephenson  says:

    I have not seen this befor I have no car can you tell me more

  • James  says:

    Hi How does one report errors/corrections with your route publications?

  • Naheed  says:

    Hello there isn’t any info on how to join and dates/times..do you have contact details?


    I am contacting your group regarding the closure of the current footpath running parallel to River Calder from Denby Dale Road to Portobello Estate. It is a way marked footpath and for the last 17 years, since the Flood Barrier was raised, the route has been along the top of the barrier. During those 17 years the original path has become totally impassable as the brambles etc have been allowed to take over. The currently used path is wide and accessible to all. However it appears that it is being fenced off, which will close the footpath, by the owners of the Fishing Lake and the Yorkshire Field Sports Centre to preserve fish stocks from otter predation. I have spoken to the Manager of the Fishing Club and he tells me that their preferred site would have been closer to the lake and that would not have interfered with the path at all but they have been instructed by Environment Agency and WMDC to site the fence across the footpath. I am awaiting contact from EA and WMDC but feel I am getting nowhere. Thank you for reading and Please can you offer any guidance.

    Sent from my iPad

  • John B  says:


    You need to contact your public rights of way officer at prow@sheffield.gov.uk – I think (not sure how far Sheffield goes, but they can point you in the right direction)

    Strider John

  • John B  says:

    Who is responsible for breaking copyright law on this site? I am disturbed to find material which I have created being used on this site without my permission, and worse, commercial material which is clearly marked as copyright being reproduced without permission.

    There is no indication of who is legally responsible for this violation on the site, other than ‘Kim’, but I expect a full apology and an offer to remove the offending material, or I may need to take legal action.

    Strider John

  • Casual Ramblers  says:


    Site is a just a collection of freely accessed walks we found on the internet centralised into one place. A sign post out if you will. If there is anything you don’t want on then we apologise and would be happy to remove. Just post here the material you want removing and we will.

    The site never has made a single penny and just sits here from a long time ago when we had time to do stuff like create and maintain websites. The only intention of the site is to help people find a nice walk. Thought we gave due credit to all walks we link out to but as noted happy to remove anything you require and apologise.

  • Larchwood Resident  says:

    Hi there, your Calverley Tithe Circular walk that spans Horsforth, Rawdon, Calverley, mentions Larchwood in Page 13. It seems a lot of people read this thinking they are allowed on the grounds of the private family areas, could you add to it that it is private and people are welcome to view the residences from the road, but not enter the grounds please? We’ve had an increase of trespassers (some verbally abusive) since the covid19 lockdown and it seems quite a few are directed here via your guides (which are incredibly helpful btw) which has been linked by the Leeds List please? Thank you for your help! The link: http://casualramblers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/TITHE_Calverley-Horsforth-Rawdon_3.5miles.pdf

  • Casual Rambler  says:

    We rarely check the website or update it but just seen this and we will put a note on about it and hope that helps! We keep the site up as we hope it promotes people to get out walking but we apologise if any data is out of date. I check in now and again here and will try address anything I see

  • Anonymous  says:

    Hi, are there any contact details for meeting places . Many thanks Selina

  • Anonymous  says:

    I wondered if you & your members were aware of the current plans to build a new Parkway Railway Station & tarmac parking for 350 cars to provide access to Leeds Bradford Airport in green belt fields off Scotland Lane. The road to the station & car park will be crossing public footpaths through a beautifully preserved farmland area, they have already started investigative geological work on land at Owlett farm off Scotland Lane & the footpath there is currently destroyed due to the heavy duty equipment they have used, the footpath can no longer be accessed there without wading knee deep through mud; Here is a link to the proposed station & car park which will ruin the existing stunning scenery & landscape; https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/lba-parkway

  • Aurélie MAGNIN  says:

    I’m Aurélie from Visorando : a free web platform helping people find walks ideas quickly and easily all around the UK. My mission is to collect quality walks. By quality, I mean walks with a precise track and a step-by-step written description.
    Since I noticed you have high quality content on your website, I was wondering if you would let me add your walks on Visorando to highlight them even more (for free) ? If so, it would be a pleasure for me to do it for you so it won’t use your time. Plus, your website will be mentioned as the owner/author of the content and a link to your website will appear on each walk sheet.
    I’m looking forward to hearing from you !
    All the best,

  • Lorraine  says:

    Please can you help
    Trying to get walking map of Darfield
    Brought ordinance survey doesn’t show walks

  • Roy Wall  says:

    I would like to join, please.

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