Take A Hike is a friendly walking group for younger ramblers (roughly aged 20’s to 40’s) based in the Leeds/Bradford region. New members are always welcome! Our group was founded in 2002 and is run entirely by volunteers. We are just one of around 500 Ramblers groups across Britain.
Take A Hike is a great way to meet people and explore the area. We are a website (http://www.takeahike.org.uk) -based group, rather than a Meetup group. We use Meetup to publicise a selection of our walks to help people find out about us. If you’re not already a member of the Ramblers, we invite you to try two or three of our walks for free before deciding whether to join*. Non-members are welcome to come along to the pub night on the first Thursday of every month to have a drink with us too.
There is usually at least one walk on offer every week, from short local evening rambles to masochistic 20 mile hikes in the Dales. You won't see them all on Meetup, because we just post a selection here, but we encourage you to visit our website (http://www.takeahike.org.uk) to see the full schedule and come along to any of the walks that appeal to you. Sometimes walks are added at short notice, so it’s a good idea to check the website regularly.
An important thing for you to know is that our members don't use Meetup to book a place for our walks or the monthly pub meet, because there is no need for them to sign up in advance, so don't be concerned if attendance looks low on here. There will always be more people attending than it shows on Meetup.
If you have any queries, our FAQs (https://takeahike.org.uk/group-info/faqs/) include guidance about what to wear for walking, what to bring with you on a walk, how fit you need to be etc. There's also advice if you’re thinking of bringing a dog along. If you want to know anything else have a look at our website (http://www.takeahike.org.uk) or send us a message.
*Please note that to lead a walk for our group, and to attend our socials (apart from the monthly pub meet) and weekends away, you need to be a member of the Ramblers (Britain's walking charity). Joining involves paying a monthly or annual subscription. Being a member has several other benefits. As well as supporting the charitable aims of the Ramblers, you also receive magazines, have access to hundreds of organised walks across the country every week, plus there’s a discretionary 15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor and other outdoor shops. Find out more here (https://www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-member.aspx).