Ilkley Moor

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Ilkley Moor
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Marge Mouse
Eastbourne, UK23 contributions
Jul 2021
Well off we went for a walk on the Yorkshire Moors to see the Cow and Calf and we met two sheep coming down the path. The drive along the stunning winding hilly roads was like a roller coaster ride with the most amazing views both left and right. Sheep wander around without a care in the world and we even saw some having a sleep on a tiny grass verge beside the road. The Cow and Calf seem to be a good starting point for rock climbers as we saw a lot of dads with children all kitted out to climb. This is a beautiful area to walk in and there is plenty of parking. There is a hotel with the same name but we didn't visit. If you enjoy walking you could spend hours in this area but even if you don't, it's certainly worth a visit just because it's a beautiful place.
Written July 26, 2021
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WillComplain1970
Ilkley, UK50 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This has got to be undoubtedly one of the jewels in the Crown of God's Own Country.

I am very fortunate to live just a mile away from the Majestic Cow and Calf Rocks and wake up in the morning and sit in my upstairs conservatory and marvel at the view.

The moor is a lovely place to visit in all seasons be it a beautiful sunny blue sky Spring or Summer's day and even in Autumn and Winter, it makes for a lovely day for a walk.

I must add, like the famous On Ilkla Moor Baht'at, you should always bring a hat in all seasons as it can be a bit breezy up on the rocks...

You can walk off a nice pub lunch from the Cow and Calf Pub across the road and then when you're done walking, put your feet up in the marquee at the Cow and Calf Rock Cafe, which serves an array of beverages and food.

You can sit in awe of the stunning views over Skipton, The Dales and of course beautiful Ilkley.

So put a date in your diary and come and visit, you will not be sorry that you did, but you will if you don't.
Written February 12, 2020
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Nhung Nguyen
Leeds, UK112 contributions
Jul 2020
It's a good place to change the atmosphere from Leeds.
I have been here 3 times in 3 seasons.
Overall, they were all great. But I suggest going in spring around Easter that the sky is blue and sunny.
The walk is nice and long that you can extend your walk to nearby places.
For the first visit, I walked from Shipley to Ilkley (across the moors) which was incredible, tbh.
Would recommend this place to anyone who wants to have a quick getaway from Leeds!
Written August 3, 2020
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nlaldous
Norwich, UK80 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We went on another rainy day :) the paths were very slippy. But once you make it to the top, to the stone circle what a view. You can see all the way to Leeds and the power plant near Selby even on a dreary day. Free car park is always a bonus just a shame the cafe was closed. After the exhilarating walk the town is really pleasant to walk around too. Would thoroughly recommend coming here, but perhaps when it's dry next time.
Written October 5, 2021
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GemZ77
Manchester, UK444 contributions
Aug 2021
We walked from the Darwin gardens to the Cow and Calf Rocks via the moors. It was a beautiful sunny day and the scenery was gorgeous - from the purple heathers to the expansive views and then the rocks themselves. Very enjoyable!
Written August 19, 2021
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benE7224OZ
12 contributions
Jan 2020
I love Ilkley Moor. I've been going there ever since I was a child. You can have a short walk on pavements round the tarn or you can get some boots on and go over the top, take in the views and enjoy the beautiful moor.
Written January 23, 2020
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138Paul138
Canterbury, UK736 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Best way to find the car park is to put in Hangingstone road. The car park is close to the Cow and Calf pub, it’s free to park. There is an information board in the car park.
Follow the obvious well used path up to the rocks ahead of you. The initial path is made up of large stone slabs and is easy walking.
You can scramble up the rocks or walk around them. The moor is behind these rocks and there are numerous paths you can take. Great views all round.
Written July 6, 2021
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Huzaifa P
10 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Nice scenery, ideal for amateur rock climbers.
Possible to get on top of the rocks without climbing to view the amazing scenery.
Car parking available for free
Written August 8, 2020
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Mike M
Ilkley, UK72 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Sometimes you don't spend time appreciating things that are on your doorstep. Ilkley Moor is a jewel in the crown of Yorkshire. You can take long or short walks that are ready it testing. We had a great walk, fresh air and visited the Cow and Calf Cafe after.
Written October 2, 2018
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Kylie_Aust
19 contributions
May 2018 • Family
Amazing town was Ilkley with our family of 4 kids aged 7-12. Caught the city bus from Leeds X84 to Ilkley about 1 hour. Went to Cafe Nero before the hike to cow n calf. Went off road onto grass path away from traffic and it was an easy climb up the hill. Our kids loved it. Only 30mins walk from town to cow n calf. Views spectacular and worth it. Great Rock climbing & easy. Continued on upper path to the next hill and came down towards the white cottage cafe to gardens. Cooled off at the garden shallow pond and walked down to town river where kids jumped in and skimmed rocks. River was fabulous entertainment and playground was good too. Went to pub for lunch and food was great. We loved Ilkley and will be back. Natural Scenery was beautiful. Our family loved it. X Melbourne Australia.
Written May 25, 2018
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