Events Programme – August 2014
Members are encouraged to participate in these Events & bring along friends and family.
SOCIAL HISTORY - Leisure on Ilkley Moor: This walk will look at how the moor was historically used by people for leisure. A 3-mile walk of easy to moderate grade with some uphill walking involved.
Sunday, 17th August, 11am - 1pm Leader Alex Cockshott. Meeting Point and Parking - Darwin Gardens car park. Booking Essential. Dogs Welcome on leads.
ARCHAEOLOGY TRAIL: A 3 mile walk starting from the Cow and Calf Rocks and calling at the Backstone Beck Enclosure; one of the best walks for seeing several Cup and Ring Stones. This is a moderate to strenuous walk, with uphill walking.
Sunday, 17th August 2pm - 4pm Leader Colin Beecham, Friends Of Ilkley Moor.
Meeting Point and Parking - Cow and Calf Rocks Quarry car park. Booking Essential. Dogs Welcome on leads.
IlILKLEY EXPLORERS: A fun and practical filled activity for families. A 2-mile walk, on easy terrain to discover Ilkley Moor with practical tasks of building a shelter from natural materials found on the moor, learning how to use a compass, discovering natural spring water and measuring the direction and speed of the wind.
Tuesday, 19th August, 2pm - 4pm. Leader FoIM Project Officer. Meeting Point and Parking - Darwin Gardens car park. Booking Essential. Dogs Welcome on leads
WATER TRACKS & TRAILS: Discover the water tarns, springs and streams of the moor and the animals, insects and plants which live there. Animal tracking and pond dipping will form part of this activity walk. Frogs, toads, maybe water voles and water scorpions could be found! An easy walk of 2 miles.
Wednesday, 20th August, 11am - 1pm Leader FoIM Project Officer. Meeting Point and Parking - White Wells car park. Booking Essential. Equipment: Provided. Walking Grade Moderate to strenuous. Dogs Welcome on leads.
HERITAGE WALK: Across Crawshaw Moss and Neolithic Sites. A 5-mile walk, starting on the lower slopes and gradually climbing to the Twelve Apostles standing stones; continuing to the Trig Point at 1,281 feet: the highest point on Ilkley Moor; and returning down Keighley Road. A moderate to strenuous walk. This walk is about 2.5 hours long.
Sunday, 24th August, 2pm - 4pm Leader FoIM Project Officer. Meeting Point and Parking - Cow and Calf Rocks Quarry car park. Booking Essential. Dogs Welcome on leads.
SUMMER GLORY: Discover the plants, trees and flowers of the moor in the full glory of summer. An easy walk of 3 miles, on good paths.
Sunday, 24th August, 11am - 1pm Leader FoIM Project Officer. Meeting Point and Parking - Darwin Gardens car park. Booking Essential. Dogs Welcome.
WILDLIFE TRAIL: A 3-mile family walk on easy terrain to discover the beauty and wildlife of the moor.
Monday, 25th August, 11am - 1pm Leader FoIM Project Officer. Meeting Point and Parking - White Wells car park. Booking Essential. Dogs Welcome on leads.
Despite high winds and intermittent rain squalls, it did not prevent 12 members of the Friends of Ilkley Moor and Ilkley U3A joining the Archaeology Trail on Rombalds Moor – the fourteenth event in this year’s Friends Events & Learning Programme.
The Trail, led by Colin Beecham of the Friends, started at 2pm from the Cow & Calf on Sunday and lasted about 2.5 hours and visited amongst other sites, the Pancake Stone, the Idol Stone, the Haystack Stone – all showing carvings originating from the Bronze Age, approximately 4,000 years ago, ending at the Backstone Beck hut circle.
The party enjoyed the very informative walk despite being battered by the high wind on the upper slopes.
Picture shows Colin Beecham pointing out the distinctive Cup & Rings markings on the large Haystack Stone.
Information of future events can be downloaded from the Friends website www.ilkleymoor.org or the Events & Learning Programme can be collected from the Ilkley Information Office, shops and cafes in the Town.
Video Introduction to the Friends of Ilkley Moor
The Management of Ilkley Moor
The management of Ilkley Moor works to a plan and is not arbitrary. Management prescriptions are determined by the Joint Nature Conservation Council and enforced by Natural England (the government’s advisors on nature conservation in England). NE sends all SSSI owners and occupiers a statement of what the ideal management should be.
Ilkley Moor Volunteer Days - help us to maintain a unique environment...
Come along and help us maintain the unique ecological interest of the heathland. Our next volunteer day is Tuesday April 15th.