Ilkley Moor, Yorkshire

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)

Ilkley Moor, YorkshireWith 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.

Ilkley Moor to Nidderdale