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A great social hike to the Cow & Calf rocks and Ilkley.

February 29, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Society member Nicky Busby is taking us on another adventure into the Yorkshire countryside.

This lovely walk will take us through the pretty village of Menston and then along a walled lane and through fields towards Burley Woodhead.

We will head uphill onto Burley Moor and then we will skirt along the edge of Ilkley Moor which gives way to some spectacular views of Wharfedale below. We will have a short break at Cow and Calf Rocks, a large rock formation before continuing along the moor to White Wells, a spa cottage with a plunge pool. From here we will head North to Ilkley town centre where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a local ale at the Bar T’at Inn.

Meeting Point: Menston railway station LS29 6JH (or Leeds station if travelling by train)


Distance: 5 miles

Time: 9.30am (Menston)

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead around livestock.

Due to some stiles/kissing gates the walk is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

Although this is a low level walk please ensure that you have a reasonable level of fitness.

Public conveniences are available at the start/finish, Cow and Calf Rocks café and Ilkley town centre.

We aim to be back at the Menston station at 3.50pm (earlier trains from Ilkley are available).

Train fees: Leeds to Menston £4.80 single @ 9:03 am

Ilkley to Menston £3.30 single.

Please notify me in advance if you intend to meet at Leeds railway station.

Ensure you dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Hats and gloves are also recommended.

Please indicate any health problems i.e. diabetes, epilepsy etc. at time of booking.

If you would like to come please let me know; drop me an email to n.busby@theyorkshiresociety.org  I look forward to meeting you all and hope that you enjoy my walk!



February 29, 2020
9:30 am - 4:00 pm



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