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
Tha’s bahn’ to catch thy deeath o’ cowd
Then us’ll ha’ to bury thee
Then t’worms’ll come an’ eyt thee up
Then t’ducks’ll come an’ eyt up t’worms
Then us’ll go an’ eyt up t’ducks
Then us’ll all ha’ etten thee
That’s wheear we get us ooan back

** 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”


The Cow and Calf Rocks


My path through the Bluebell Woods


A somewhat more rugged path


Ilkley Moor


Beautiful waterfalls abound


Bluebell Woods

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