Haystacks, Twelve Apostles & Idol Stone of Ilkley Moor

Introduction to Walk 3114

Photo from the walk - Haystacks, Twelve Apostles & Idol Stone of Ilkley Moor

County/Area - Bradford

Author - Dave Melling

Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km

Ascent - 600 feet / 182 metres

Grade - easy/mod

This walk explores Ilkley Moor, Bradford, visiting many of the relics left by our ancestors including boundary markers, enclosures, cairns, and the strange cup and ring carved stones.

Walk Description

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Walk 1905
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Grade - moderate
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Walk 1952
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Length - 5.3 miles / 8.5 km
Walk 1408
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Saltaire - the model village
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Walk 1572
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Swinsty Reservoir
Grade - easy
Length - 3.0 miles / 4.9 km
Walk 3079
5.8 miles / 9.2 km away
Around Silsden Reservoir
Grade - easy
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1405
5.8 miles / 9.3 km away
Thruscross Reservoir & Kex Gill Moor from Blubberhouses
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2802
5.9 miles / 9.5 km away
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Length - 10.8 miles / 17.6 km
Walk 2574
5.9 miles / 9.5 km away
Valley of Desolation & Barden Fell
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 3215
6.1 miles / 9.8 km away
Steeton to Ilkley without a car
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Accommodation Nearby

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Burnsall
11.1 miles / 17.7 km away
Bridge End Farm
Grassington
13.5 miles / 21.7 km away
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Leeds
15.4 miles / 24.6 km away
Stayin the Yorkshire Dales
Skipton
17.4 miles / 27.8 km away
River House
Malham, near Skipton
17.7 miles / 28.3 km away
Beck Hall B&B
Malham`
17.9 miles / 28.6 km away
Bivouac
Ilton, Masham
20.2 miles / 32.3 km away
Tyas Cottage
Slaithwaite
20.5 miles / 32.8 km away
Park Bottom Bed & Breakfast
Litton, Littondale
22.3 miles / 35.6 km away
Low Sutton
Masham
22.8 miles / 36.4 km away

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