On Ilkley Moor without a hat

Sunday May 11, A walk on The Moor
There’s a popular song about the region (Ilkley Moor) that we see every morning from “our” apartment in England – rain and mist permitting! It may be amusing (or indecipherable) to some but is presented here as an introduction to a beautiful walk that I took on that moor today. The sun shone, the rain came in torrents, clouds predominated – but, within a mile of the apartment, I saw some of the most rugged and beautiful terrain that is Ilkla Mooar.  I hope that the pictures below allow you to enjoy the walk with me.
Wheear ‘ast tha bin sin’ ah saw thee, ah saw thee?**

On Ilkla Mooar baht ‘at
Wheear ‘ast tha bin sin’ ah saw thee, ah saw thee?
Wheear ‘ast tha bin sin’ ah saw thee?

On Ilkla Mooar baht ‘at
On Ilkla Mooar baht ‘at
On Ilkla Mooar baht ‘at
Tha’s been a cooartin’ Mary Jane
                          Choruse!
Tha’s bahn’ to catch thy deeath o’ cowd
                          Chorus
Then us’ll ha’ to bury thee
                          Chorus
Then t’worms’ll come an’ eyt thee up
                           Chorus
Then t’ducks’ll come an’ eyt up t’worms
                           Chorus
Then us’ll go an’ eyt up t’ducks
                           Chorus
Then us’ll all ha’ etten thee
                            Chorus
That’s wheear we get us ooan back
                            Chorus
 

** For those who want to sing along, the tune is “Cranbrook”, found in the Methodist Hymn Book and still used in the US for the hymn

” Grace! ‘Tis a Charming Sound”

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The Cow and Calf Rocks

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My path through the Bluebell Woods

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A somewhat more rugged path

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Ilkley Moor

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Beautiful waterfalls abound

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Bluebell Woods

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