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.
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.
Length of walk
Duration of walk
|About two hours|
|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
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.