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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