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Fabulous Ilkley Moor

What a wonderful moor on our doorstep- great for walking in bracing Yorkshire fresh air where you... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Paul G
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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Great views.

Parked in the carpark and enjoyed a bacon and tomato sandwich with a cup of tea while admiring the... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Halifax, United Kingdom
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All reviews cow and calf car park fantastic views wells cafe nice walk rock climbing great outdoors fresh air walk climb lovely place to visit winding paths worth a visit cafe on site sun was shining walking area centre of town the pub
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful moor on our doorstep- great for walking in bracing Yorkshire fresh air where you hear the words of that most illustrious song on Ilkley Moor baht ‘at.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Parked in the carpark and enjoyed a bacon and tomato sandwich with a cup of tea while admiring the views. We then walked between the Cow and Calf rocks and did a circular walk of about 4 miles admiring the great views. There are many...More

Thank pter4d
Reviewed 2 October 2017

No matter the weather and no matter how many times you visit you never tire of walking on Ilkley Moor. Lots of different paths for all fitness levels. Wonderful views.

Thank 907Chris43
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The moor is rugged underfoot, but does not have any long steep climbs (totally different to the three peaks, for example). The ground is covered in heather, save for the tracks and trails, turning the moor a beautiful purple in late summer. The Cow and...More

Thank Liam N
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I first visited these famous rocks about 75 years ago, so my recollection had faded somewhat. However, as we approached the large parking area, memories of the original visit with my parents came flooding back, as we saw the Cow and Calf. The slope from...More

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I went to Cow and Calf rocks & Moor on good weather. And enjoyed myself seeing Cow and Calf Rocks and view Moor on nice sunny day. There also little cafe with toliets and car park.

Thank AdamBurt
Reviewed 6 September 2017

So easy to get up into the moor at any time of year. We walked from the centre of town, passed by Darwin gardens... headed up to White Wells... walked around the tarn..... enjoy the changing seasons... the heather is in flower this month ...

Thank SvB66
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Ilkley Moor is so good that a song was made about it. I have been visiting this wonderful town for over 50 years and I can still manage to climb the calf rock (I used to abseil down the Cow rock many years ago). From...More

Thank Ingleborough1359
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Must have looked at it every day for years and years, but last week I decided to walk over it again from Ilkley to Keighley. What a lovely walk. It's a steady pull up the hill side out of ilkley and you can use paths...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Went here to geocache with the missus and a mate, great place to spend the day and get away from hectic city life.

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You could stay in the lake district on your way to Scotland