Ilkley Moor is famous in legends as Rombalds Moor, a name taken from a legendary giant who roamed the area. Made of millstone grit the moors are famous for both their bleak beauty and archeological interest. The Twelve Apostles are tangible evidence of 7000 years of human occupation on the moors.
We are repeating this walk in response to members requests. For the brave survivors of our last visit, we completed this walk in heavy rain and high winds. Hopefully this time the sun will shine on us.
We will aim to book a table at the cow and calf for people who wish to have some lunch. More information nearer the time.
One of the great Treasure Houses of England set in beautiful grounds. When researching this walk I saw Red Kites, Deer and even a Pot Bellied Pig.
The walk is not challenging and approximately 4miles in length.
Parking: Face the main gates of the house and turn left. Approx 200 yards along the A61 you will see a sign for Wike, with a brown sign underneath for Leeds Golf Centre and Wike Ridge. Take this turning and park in the large lay-by immediately on your right
There is a pub opposite the house serving reasonably priced bar meals and Sunday lunches.
As this is a fundraising walk we hope you will purchase some cake or similar to support Children in Need.
An interesting and easy stroll around the Sculpture Park. We will tailor the walk to the weather conditions. There is always the cafe, shop and inside exhibitions to fall back on if the weather is grim.