Prehistoric Ilkley Moor Guided Walk 2

Barmishaw Stone, Ilkley Moor

Barmishaw Stone, Ilkley Moor

Heritage Education has been leading a short series of guided walks on Ilkley Moor (West Yorkshire, UK) over the spring of 2015. Walk number 2 will take place on the 25th of April. The last walk in the series will be on Saturday May 30th. Each walk will cost £3.

A brief outline of the Ilkley Moor Guided Walk 2

This walk starts for a small car park at the bottom of the track leading up to the White Wells Visitor Centre (off Wells Road). We go steeply uphill looking at examples of rock art as we go. We will return via Keighley Road to eventually come back to White Wells itself. During the walk we will also discuss issues such as the possible line of the Roman Road, the development of spas in Ilkley and modern uses of the moor.

 Detailed Information

 Starting point

In a small car park at the bottom of the track leading up to the White Wells Visitor Centre from Wells Road, Ilkley (West Yorkshire UK). The end of the track can sometimes be masked by foliage. Once you cross the cattle grid onto the open moor look for the old pumping station on your left. The track is just beyond it.

  Start Time

2.00 PM

Length of walk

Three miles

Duration of walk

About two hours

Difficulty

This is a strenuous walk rising steeply uphill over rough paths. Suitable footwear and outdoor clothing are essential.

 What you will see or hear about?

Various examples of rock art/cup marked rocks. These include the Willy Hall Wood Stone, the Barmishaw Stone and the Badger Stone.

The possible line of the Roman Road

White Wells and the development of Ilkley as a Spa town

More modern uses of the moorland

 Cost

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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