Yorkshire Association

Learn to ring


Whether you are new to ringing or are not (yet) a ringer and would just like to find out more, then we hope you will find some useful information on this page.

Thinking of learning to ring?

Bellringing is great fun. It helps keep you fit (as does walking up the tower steps), it keeps your brain active and it’s a great team and social activity. Once you have learned to ring you will be part of a network of ringers and friends extending from your own area across the country, and even across the world.

New recruits are always welcome. If you can climb stairs and you can count to 10, then you can learn to ring (although some towers may have lower age limits). The Association has members ranging in age from 10 to 90+, and from all walks of life. It takes a little time to learn, but you will have a great sense of achievement once you have mastered the skill.

The Association is divided up into nine branches. The branch secretary in your area will be able to put you in touch with your local tower or somewhere else nearby where you will be able to learn the ropes!

By choosing ‘Map View’ on the Towers page of the branch sections (Central, Cleveland, East Riding, Leeds etc.) you will be able to work out your nearest branch. The contact details for the Branch Secretary will be on the 'Officers' page for that branch.

If you are not sure which Branch to approach please drop a line to our Honorary Association Secretary, whose contact details are on the Officers page, who will be able to help you.