When I lived in Yeadon I trained on Ilkley moor. When I taught in Menston I trained on Ilkley moor. When I lived in Burley In Wharfedale I trained on Ilkley moor. When I moved to Ilkley I trained on Ilkley moor,,,,,,,, for years and years including one Christmas Day up to my knees in snow! But over the last couple of years, having fallen a couples of times.....I've stopped..... training on Ilkley moor.
Anxious to add a few more venues and a bit more variety to my programme I thought I would make a return visit. Running from home would have entailed a hard steep climb so I drove back towards Menston to give myself the "kindest" approach. Running from home wasn't an option on this particular Monday when an easy day was pencilled in. Checked http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/ and determined that it would be 6 miles out and back taking me past the SHOOTING HUT and THE 12 APOSTLES
Reaching the stone circle, said to have been built
over 3000 years ago!, after 2 miles I meet a solitary walker completing his climb from the opposite direction with the aid of his walking "poles" otherwise deserted; a good place to get away from it all.
Another mile on narrower paths which demand a bit of tricky dancing footwork and I reach the turning point. TRIGPOINT 0704 , sharing the spot with a less formal cairn of stones. Like thousands of runners over the decades I have sped past this summit without much of a second thought and certainly without stopping. Today, being an "easy" day, I stopped and took a couple of shots. TRIGPOINT is of course the popular name for triangulation pillars used by the Ordnance Survey to map out the country. Placed on high to give a direct sight line from one to the next.