Saturday, 29 January 2011

Ilkley Moor - Path Erosion

     Ilkley Moor lies some seven or eight miles Northwest of Bradford and is part of the South Pennines Moor Site of Special Scientific Interest.
     Many of the paths on the moor are heavily used by walkers, runners, and more recently mountain bikers leading to some serious path erosion. Work is underway to repair  badly affected sections of path using flagstones from demolished mills.  Some of these flagstones are being flown in by helicopter due to the inaccessibility of these paths by normal vehicles.
     This picture was taken at Whetstones, a vantage point from where you can see into the Wharfe valley and beyond in one direction, and into the Aire valley and beyond in the other direction (Listers Mill chimney is plainly visible in the Bradford direction).

1 comment:

  1. I have been to Ilkley Moor! Long ago - and just had to go there so I could sing about being there without a hat!