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Ilkley Moor

Ilkley Moor


Ilkley Tourist Information Centre

01943 602319


Ilkley Moor,
LS29 9RF

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Ilkley Moor is the perfect place not only to appreciate the panoramic views, but to also sample one of Ilkley's greatest attractions, its walking! Famous for the Yorkshire anthem "On Ilkley Moor baht 'at", the moor is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its upland habitat for ground-nesting birds.

Ilkley Quarry is also the site of the famous "Cow and Calf", a large rock formation consisting of an outcrop and boulder, also known as Hangingstone Rocks. The rocks are made of millstone grit, a variety of sandstone, and are so named because one is large, with the smaller one sitting close to it, like a cow and calf.


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Map reference: SE 118467  Lat: 53.91630 Long: -1.82182

By Road:
From Ilkley:
Leave Ilkley on Wells Road. The moor and tarn are located on the left.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Ilkley Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Ilkley Bus Station