The Friends of Ilkley Moor have published their seventh Events and Learning Programme, which have proved very popular since the formation of the Friends in 2009.
The Programme contains thirty events and conservation days starting in May to November ranging from Wild Plant Food Foraging to Bat Spotting. Most of the events will be lead by Tracy Gray FOIM Project Officer the remaining events including six Heritage Walks will be lead by members of The Friends, all of which are included in the Events and Learning Programme, which can be downloaded from www.ilkleymoor.org and also can be collected free of charge from Ilkley Information Centre, and shops and cafés in the Town.
From Barry Wilkinson FOIM Press Officer Mobile 07831-505051.
For more information contact Tracy Gray FOIM Project Officer 0785-4447949
Events Programme – June 2016
Members are encouraged to participate in these Events & bring along friends and family.
A STROLL ON ILKLEY MOOR Discover the beauty and special heritage of Ilkley Moor. This walk is aimed at people new to walking; or people who just want a gentle stroll. An easy walk of 1.5 miles on flat, sometimes slightly sloping paths. Suitable for people with pushchairs and wheel-chairs.
Saturday, 4th June, 10am - 12pm Leader Tracy Gray, FoIM Project Officer. Meeting Point and Parking: Darwin Gardens car park. Booking Not needed. Dogs Welcome on leads.
FROOTPATH CONSERVATION Make a real difference by helping to control bracken on the lower slopes of Ilkley Moor. Controlling bracken will keep the access routes clear and open; and provide a beautiful display of the heathland flora in summer. Bracken is a highly successful and vigorous plant that can overtake areas of the moor. Learn why bracken control is carried out, which wildlife benefits from this and which areas this is undertaken in. Also, discover which species use bracken for food and shelter.
Tuesday, 7th June/Tuesday, 14th June/Tuesday, 21st June All events start at 10am and finish at 12pm Leader Tracy Gray, Friends of Ilkley Moor. Meeting Point and Parking: Darwin Gardens car park. Booking essential. Dogs Welcome on leads
HERITAGE WALK: ACROSS CRAWSHAW MOSS and NEOLITHIC SITES A 4-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 strenuous walk of 3 hours, with uphill climbing. This walk uses rough moorland tracks and crosses boggy terrain.
Saturday, 4th June, 2pm - 5pm Leaders Barry Wilkinson and Tracy Gray, Friends of Ilkley Moor. Meeting Point and Parking: White Wells car park. Booking Not needed. Dogs Welcome on leads
HERITAGE WALK: COW & CALF WALK This walk takes you from the popular parking place at the Cow & Calf Rocks to the quieter areas beyond. Discover the famous Cow and Calf Rocks, the geology of quarry faces, streams, a small gorge, a Cup and Ring Stone and Rocky Valley. This is a moderate walk of one hour, with lots of resting stops along the way, to make it a leisurely 2-hour walk, some uphill walking involved
Sunday, 5th June, 2pm - 4pm Leaders Barry Wilkinson and Tracy Gray, Friends of Ilkley Moor. Meeting Point and Parking: Cow and Calf quarry car park. Booking Not needed. Dogs Welcome on leads
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 January 19, 2016.