Category Casual Ramblers

500! Walks in West Yorkshire Achieved.


The interactive walking map is now fully uploaded with walks in West Yorkshire, covering the cities of Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield plus the boroughs of Calderdale and Kirklees. Introducing the new categories of pub walks, ghost walks (wooooo!), film walks, literature walks and there’s even a fine selection of countryside walks for the cricket lover.

The latest additions bring our total up to well over 500 walks, and that’s walks in West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire alone!

Next stop North Yorkshire, including the Yorkshire Dales and the lovely city of York.


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450: Walks in Leeds!

Sculpture from Otley Chevin by SamSaundersLeeds

Casual Ramblers has notched up more than 450 walks on the interactive map with our latest area – The City of Leeds. Have a look here to find out more about the countryside, woodland, waterside, parkland and urban walks around the area. Explore the heritage and history of Leeds and the surrounding towns, and maybe even attempt a long distance walk – in manageable casual chunks of course!

Next stop, Wakefield!

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300 – This is Bradford!


I agree that it doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as “This is Sparta!” but you’ll have to let me off. We have passed 300 walks up on the website, all of them so far in Yorkshire. West Yorkshire is quickly catching up to the South and both areas of Calderdale and the City of Bradford are now complete.

We’ve added a few new categories on to the interactive map, as befits West Yorkshire, so if you fancy a moorland stroll, a sporting heritage walk, a real ale trail or some culture with a film or literature walk, the options are all there.

I’d love to know if you’ve done any of the walks on th...

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200 not out!


We’ve just added our 200th walk and we’re not even half way through our second county! It just goes to show that here at we’re going out of our way to bring you the biggest and best database of walks from all different sources.

In case you’re interested, the 200th casual ramble is a walk for health around Shroggs Park in Halifax. Check it out here or why not have a look at the interactive map to see what else is on offer!



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Casual Ramblers – and we’re off!


Welcome to Casual Ramblers!


We’re going to be bringing together a selection of walking routes, reports and photos for people who want to get out and explore their local areas but who don’t have the time, equipment or inclination to spend a whole day in the great outdoors. Much as we admire traditional ramblers, a Casual Rambler is less likely to own a compass, more likely to own an iPhone with maps. We are less likely to drink out of a flask and more likely to find a pub or a tea room and have a cake while we’re at it.

These will be fun walks which are suitable for couples, families, an...

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A fetching stripy bobblehat

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)...

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