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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Wentworth Countryside Walk

“Wentworth Countryside Walk, Rotherham (South Yorkshire)”


I say this a lot, but Wentworth is probably one of the most lovely places I’ve ever been to. If you were to ask someone to describe a typical English village, I’m pretty sure that they would come up with something very similar to this small town on the outskirts of Rotherham. The Wentworth Countryside Walk followed one of Rotherham Council’s Doorstep Walks (here) and this was one of the first we did. It was fantastic to explore the glorious countryside on a sunny day...

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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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Thrybergh Country Park

“A Walk for Health: Thrybergh Country Park, Rotherham (South Yorkshire)”


Thrybergh Country Park is a great place to go if you fancy a walk but haven’t got a lot of time. One lap is about 1 mile (and you can keep track of your progress via the ‘Steps for Health’ waymarks). This is recommended as one of the Rotherham Walks for Health (see here) and is easy access. One thing I would point out – at the moment there is a diversion in the last section of the walk due to the bad weather...

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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 CasualRamblers.co.uk 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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Wickersley Wood Walk

“Wickersley Walk: Wickersley Wood, Rotherham (South Yorkshire)”

Wickersley Walk

This Wickersley walk is one of Rotherham Council’s ‘Doorstep Walks’ and is around 2 miles long. It is our local walk, so could be termed an old classic – it’s our go to for evenings after work or when we want to get out but don’t have much time. Depending on how energetic we’re feeling, we tend to change it up by taking slight variations on the route once we get out the wood...

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Interactive Walking Map


Check out our newest feature – the interactive walking map!

Search for walking trails and routes … HERE!

Every walk is loaded on here and coded so you can see what your casual ramble holds, whether it be parks, countryside, woods, waterside or urban walks. We’ve even coded the heritage and historical walks just in case you are feeling cultured.

South Yorkshire is now fully updated – next stop West Yorkshire.



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Doncaster Walks updated

Doncaster Minster

The Doncaster walks database of casual rambles has been updated, making South Yorkshire full to the brim of fun walk opportunities. We’ve got a wide variety of shorter walks ranging from as little as half a mile, up to 6-ish miles (10km).

Doncaster has a place in history as the site of the oldest classic horse race in the world, birthplace of historic steam engines (the Mallard and the Flying Scotsman) and home of two norman castles.

If you want exercise, there are easily manageable walks around the various districts of Doncaster to get your tastebuds going...

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Barnsley Fun Walks

A silhouette of Monk Bretton Priory at Sunset

The Casual Rambles website has now been updated with a range of walks from Barnsley.

We’ve got anything from local parks, to marshlands and countryside walks. Apparently if you live in Silkstone Common you’re at the centre of the Barnsley walking universe – there’s loads of fun walks to be had setting off from there!

Landmarks you can see on Barnsley fun walks include: the Huskar Monument, Cannon Hall, Wentworth Castle, Stainborough Castle, the Rompticle Viaduct and the Elsecar Heritage Centre. 

Click here to explore the walks available in Barnsley.

Doncaster is next to be updated, so watch t...

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Walks in Rotherham

Roche Abbey

The Rotherham Walks database has been updated. For a town which isn’t well known for it’s countryside and woodlands there are a wide variety of walks which range from as little as a quarter of a mile, to a heartier 5 miles.

Rotherham is a big town which is well spread out but we’ve got all the boroughs covered with a mini walk for health in pretty much every area, as well as woodland and countryside walks in most of the outlying villages.

These walks will take you past landmarks such as The Chapel on The Bridge, Clifton Park, Roche Abbey, The Needle’s Eye and more.

Even better, we’ve done a lo...

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