Our trip to Leeds wouldn’t have been complete without a hike, so a few days before we left, my OS maps came off the bookshelf and the felt tips were brought out. We ummed and ahhed over where to go (Yorkshire Dales? North York Moors? Ilkley?) and eventually settled on a ten kilometre hike across the eastern edge of Rombalds Moor, a fairly low-lying area of moorland between Ilkley and Keighley.
Ilkley Moor is a stunning expanse of open moorland: shrouded in mist in the early morning it has an eerie presence which, in the sun, transforms into a glorious adult’s playground comprising of gullies, boulders (including the famous Cow and Calf and the aptly-named Stone Circle), rocky outcrops and streams.