Conveniently placed within the region of North Yorkshire, Harrogate is situated within a stone throw from the Yorkshire Dales and Moors and likewise is just a short drive from so many other beautiful natural attractions, such as Brimham Rocks, Almscliffe Crag and one of our favourite jaunts, Ilkley Moor.

In the words of Wikipedia, Ilkley Moor is part of Rombalds Moor, the moorland between Ilkley and Keighley in West Yorkshire. The moor, which rises to 402 m above sea level, is well known as the inspiration for the Yorkshire “county anthem” On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at, something which is often heard in the pubs late at night.

Stunning vistas over Ilkley and afar, The Cow and Calf on the doorstep for a spot of lunch post walk and the most beautiful moorland you’ve experienced and all just twenty five minutes from Harrogate!

Photography by Alec Dobbie