Tag: Ilkley

Three Americans in Yorkshire

To steal a line from Garrison Keillor: It’s been a slow two weeks here in Ilkley. Since I last posted, Molly has returned to Ilkley from her sibling reunion “Down South”, we have enjoyed meals out with family and friends, we have walked a little and cycled a little – and simply followed our normal …

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Le Tour

Saturday May 17   Friday and today have been absolutely gorgeous days here in Yorkshire so I finally got out on the bike to enjoy the scenery and the weather.   Ilkley is at Mile 23 on this year’s Tour de France cycle race and hence only about 45 minutes from Le Grand Depart. This …

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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 …

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Ilkley Carnival, May 5 2014

We are now in England, staying in our nephew’s flat in the small Yorkshire town of Ilkley. Ilkley is a spa town and civil parish in West Yorkshire, in Northern England. Approximately 12 miles north of Bradford, the town lies mainly on the south bank of the River Wharfe in Wharfedale, one of the Yorkshire Dales. The parish has a population of around 16,000. Ilkley’s spa town heritage …

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