Tag Archives: Ilkley

Cowpers Cross – James Elkington

Reblogged from Walking with a Smacked Pentax: High on Ilkley moor, near a Roman road, lies this lonely, ancient cross. Thought to have been erected in the 12th century, it lies next to the ancient trackway between the towns of … Continue reading

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Pancake Ridge – reblogged from Walking with a Smacked Pentax

The Pancake Stone lies on the edge of Ilkley moor, in Yorkshire. Visible from some distance, and covered in ‘cup stones‘, it is a large slab balanced on top of another large rock (similar to a pancake in a large … Continue reading

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Carving no. 88 – James Elkington

Carving no. 88 – a bit of a dry name, isnt it? This is the ‘official’ name for this exceptional rock tucked away in the wilds of Ilkley moor. There must have been something very special about this 12 ft. … Continue reading

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Wet walk with kites

From Addingham we drove round the edge of the moor to Dick Hudson’s, a pub known as a starting point for walkers. A short climb and you are up on the moors. The day was clear and windy, perfect for … Continue reading

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Meeting on the moor

Friday morning saw us on the road heading even further north… towards Ilkley and the moors. We could have been there in a couple of hours on the motorway, but we chose the long way round, going cross country through … Continue reading

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Rooted in the Land – Within the Circle

The Twelve Apostles looked a little forlorn in the noon light. They seem not to be made for clarity, but for the mists that encircle them at dawn. We did have the moor to ourselves though, or so it seemed… … Continue reading

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Rooted in the Land – Walking in circles

If you are looking for the Grubstones, you head for the shed… an incongruous building high on the moor that I would happily turn into a dwelling place and make a living selling tea to the walkers along the path. … Continue reading

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Rooted in the land – Off piste

From the Haystack we walked along the edge of the moor, following the path to the Pancake Stone where Giant Rombald watches over the dale. The great slab is covered in cup and ring markings and at first glance, seems … Continue reading

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Rooted in the Land – Ancient marks

While there has long been an interest in the lives of our ancestors, until relatively recently that interest was largely limited to a small group of passionate antiquarians. Modern archaeological methods may be stringent in their cataloguing and recording, the … Continue reading

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Rooted in the Land – Dawn celebration

Every year we suggest that our companions on these Silent Eye weekends might like to join us to share the dawn. It is a choice… there is no requirement to drag themselves from slumber to gather outside the hotel before … Continue reading

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