Prehistoric Ilkley Moor Guided Walk 1

Planets Rock, Ilkley Moor

Planets Rock, Ilkley Moor

Heritage Education is leading a series of guided walks on Ilkley Moor (West Yorkshire, UK) over the spring of 2015. The first will take place on Saturday 28th March. Others will take place on the last Saturday of subsequent months. Each walk will cost £3.

 A brief outline of the first walk

The walk starts in the public car park at the base of the Cow and Calf Rocks. It winds its way around the edge of the moor looking at a variety of prehistoric sites. These include cup-marked rocks and settlement sites.

 Detailed Information

Starting point  In the public car park at the base of the Cow and Calf Rocks, Ilkley (West Yorkshire, UK)
Start Time 2.00 PM
Length of walk Two miles
Duration of walk Two and a half hours


Prehistoric Rock Art, Ilkley Moor (West Uorkshire, UK)

Prehistoric Rock Art, Hangingstones Quarry

There are some steep ups and downs (though none of them are prolonged) and something of a scramble to reach the rock art at Hangingstones Quarry. If it has been raining some sections of the walk can be extremely muddy. Suitable footwear is therefore essential.  The route is not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs.

What you will see or hear about

Various examples of rock art/cup marked rocks. These include panel at Hangingstones Quarry, the Haystack and Plants Rock.  Settlement sites on either side of Backstone Beck.  More modern uses of the moorland.


The walk costs £3 per person

 Local Societies

This walk is one of several which are available for booking by local societies. To discuss group bookings contact me here.


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