The near perfect weather conditions on Saturday called for a group outing walking over Ilkley Moor, Yorkshire.
As you can see from the pictures below the weather was clear and very bright (click the image to see a clearer version)
With the light snow and hard frost from the night before crunching under foot the path takes you from Dick Hudson’s Public House gently uphill to the circular stone structure known as the 12 Apostles.
There’s a choice at the standing stones to either continue into the town of Ilkley (potentially stopping for a hot chocolate at the White House on the side of Ilkley Moor) or to do a u-turn and head back towards High Eldwick, we did the later.
This is far from a long hike but the scenery and views were tremendous – and despite the very wet conditions underfoot (not unusual on Ilkley Moor at any time of year!) we managed to not get too muddy.
The views throughout the walk are amazing and it’s highly recommended for anyone who hasn’t experienced it to try it sometime soon – either as a purely social event in the outdoors or a chilled out team building exercise followed by a couple of local bitter in one of the local hostelries.
The RNLI at Whitby are organising two great fund raising events on the 21st April. Both will be fun days out on the Yorkshire Coast and raise money to maintain the excellent work the RNLI do.
A 21 mile Welly Walk from Scarborough to Whitby, it’s along the coast so the views will be amazing! You can see more information here – Whitby Welly Walk.
A choice between a 20 and a 40 mile bike ride which take in loads of the beautiful Yorkshire Countryside – see more information here – RNLI Whitby Cycle.
All participants and spectators should have a great day out and participants in either event will receive a free RNLI T Shirt.
Having just taken the mountain bike over the top of Baildon moor I can confirm the top is covered in snow and the wind is driving it sideways. Lovely.
The decent from the top was very tricky tonight as the mud is deep and very slippy rendering brakes all but useless, thank goodness now one else was mad enough to be doing the same thing – I had the moor to myself a bit like in the photo of Baildon Moor, Yorkshire from Baildon.org.
If anyone else has any reports, weather or otherwise, on the great Yorkshire Outdoors please post them here.
Along with the work we’re doing creating leaflets to promote the 2012 range of outdoor activities for Stags Dos, Hen Parties and Corporate Team Buliding activities we had our logo re-styled so it’s cleaner and a bit more sparkly.
It may not seem massively different but there’s been considerable time and effort invested in this new logo for Rock Steady Adventure, so we hope you like it.
Whatever type of outdoor group activity you’re organising in Yorkshire then have a browse of the Adventures on our website and contact us to discuss your requirments – we tailor bespoke group activities every day and would be delighted to work with your group or company.
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