• Events Programme – July 2014

    Members are encouraged to participate in these Events & bring along friends and family.

    HERITAGE WALK: Twelve Apostles and Beyond 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.
    Wednesday, 2nd July, 10am - 12.30pm
    Leader: FoIM Project Officer. Meeting Point and Parking: Cow and Calf Quarry car park. Booking not essential. Dogs welcome on leads.

    BRACKEN CONTROL: A series of conservation activities to undertake bracken control through 'bracken bashing' in well used areas of the moor.
    Sunday, 13th July, 11am - 1pm AND Tuesday, 15th July, 2pm - 4pm

    Leader: FoIM Project Officer. Meeting Point and Parking: Darwin Gardens car park. Booking essential. Dogs welcome on leads.

    WILD PLANT FOOD FORAGE: Discover the wild edible foods of the moor. A moderate walk of 3 miles with some uphill walking.
    Sunday, 13th July, 2pm - 4pm
    Leader: FoIM Project Officer. Meeting Point and Parking: White Wells car park. Booking essential. Dogs welcome on leads.

  • Press Release

    Chairman of Friends of Ilkley moor

    After approximately 18 months as Chair of Ilkley Moor, John Stidworthy has decided to step down for personal reasons. At the committee meeting of FoIM on 10 July 2014, the committee unanimously expressed their thanks to John for the work he has done whilst in the Chair.

    The committee, also unanimously, asked Owen Wells, the former Chair of FoIM if he would stand in as Chair until the next General meeting of FoIM.

    Owen Wells said “We all wish to thank John Stidworthy for his hard work for the Friends. Now that he has stood down, the most important priority is that the vital work of the Friends in caring for Ilkley Moor, should continue without any interruption or disturbance. We are extremely fortunate in the money we have been able to raise to fund work on the Moor, in the work of our excellent Projects Officer Tracy Gray, and in the support we receive from Bradford Countryside Service and the Moor Manager, Richard Perham.”

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.

    Click here for a more detailed explanation

  • Volunteer Days:

    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.

    Click here for details...