What we're about
Welcome to Take A Hike – the Leeds and Bradford young persons’ walking group.
We are a very friendly walking group run by the members and part of the Ramblers Association.
We have at least one walk organised every weekend (usually more!) and new members are always welcome to come along and get their boots dirty. Our walks vary from everything between easy four-mile rambles to masochistic fourteen-mile hikes across the dales so you will always find something suited to your tastes. We walk everywhere from The Yorkshire Dales, around Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and Wakefield, Lancashire, the North York Moors, The Peak District and anywhere else we can get to. We also have a number of weekends away where we stay in hostels, B and B's or campsites.
Who runs the group? The group is part of The Ramblers Association (http://www.ramblers.org.uk) but is run entirely by our members, who volunteer their time to lead walks, organise social events and manage the group itself.
Do we charge for our walks? - No we don't, all our walks are free.
We are part of the Ramblers (http://www.ramblers.org.uk) you can attend three walks before we ask you to join. Please note that if you want to lead a walk you must be a member of the Ramblers for insurance purposes.
Do you allow dogs on your walks? Dogs are allowed on walks at the discretion of the walks leader - please check with the walks leader beforehand as some walks are simply not suitable for dogs, and in some cases (such as walks crossing farm land) dogs are completely prohibited. On walks, dogs are entirely the responsibility of the owner so make sure you are familiar with the countryside code in regards to walking with dogs. Also ensure that you are equipped for hiking with a dog (many walks do not have watering points along the route for example).
If a dog does cause a problem, the owner will be asked to leave the dog at home for future walks.
For more details about the group please visit our web site: http://www.takeahike.org.uk .