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