Prehistoric Ilkley Moor Guided Walk 3

Idol Stone Ilkley Moor

Idol Stone Ilkley Moor

Heritage Education is leading a series of guided walks on Ilkley Moor (West Yorkshire, UK) over the spring of 2015. The final one will take place on Sunday 31st May. Please note that this is a change to the previously advertised date to meet popular demand for a Sunday afternoon walk.

A brief outline of the first walk

The walk starts in the public car park at the base of the Cow and Calf Rocks at 2.00 PM. 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 hours

Difficulty There are some steep ups and downs (though none of them are prolonged). 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 pushchairs.

What you will see or hear about Various examples of rock art/cup marked rocks. These include the Pancake Stone, the Idol Stone and the Haystack. Settlement sites near 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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