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Review of Ilkley Moor

Ilkley Moor
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

If you want to blow those cobwebs of daily life away, this is the places to go. Plenty of pathways - some steep, some rugged, some more sedate - to choose from, and the views are quite superb, whatever the time of year. Try the White Wells Cafe (short walk up from its own car park) for a nice cuppa or snacks - you can sit inside if the weather's inclement (though the place smells a bit musty) or outside on picnic tables and take in the view over Wharfedale. It's a pity the local council (Bradford) does not put more resources into maintaining Ilkley Moor. They've allowed the bracken to over-grow the heather over large tracts of the Moor, which spoils the aspect and the wild-life situation, as well as encroaching on the pathways in summer, to render some of them very hard to pass along. More effort required, Bradford! But whether you like a long tough ramble or a more sedate amble, this is a great place to go.

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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
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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 paths over the moors so you can pick your route to suit your capabilities. There was a few points where people were rock climbing.

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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
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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 Calf pub is a great place to park, and to eat afterwards. The majority of the other county/village pubs around the moor are also safe bets so don't feel disheartened if you can't get space on a sunny day. The Busfeild Arms in East Morton is one which I've eaten at a few times and really enjoyed.

Thank Liam N
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