SE1145 : Sheep on Ilkley Moor

taken 1 year ago, near to Ilkley, Bradford, Great Britain

Sheep on Ilkley Moor
Sheep on Ilkley Moor
There are not large numbers of sheep on the moor, just a few here and there.
Rombalds Moor

Rombalds Moor covers about 90 between Wharfedale and Airedale. The highest point is 402m above sea level (grid ref for this shared description). Parts of it also have local names referring to the nearest town, e.g. Hawksworth, Burley, Ilkley, Bingley and Morton Moors.

The moor is particularly rich in remains of prehistoric activity. The most numerous relics are the rock carvings which can be found on many of the boulders and outcrops scattered across the moor. Burial monuments stone circles and a range of enclosed settlements are also known. [source: Historic England, overall description covering several ancient monument sites]

There are several small reservoirs, originally built by local authorities, that collect water from the moors. The Rombalds Water Board was taken over by the Yorkshire Water Authority in 1973.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 July, 2020   (more nearby)
Saturday, 25 July, 2020
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1149 4581 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:54.4993N 1:49.5953W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1145 4581
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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