Walk: Anston Stones

in Ilkley in Otley in Pateley Bridge

A stunning area of SSI (Special scientific interest) has unique wildlife and vegetation centred around a local nature reserve

The Route

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Walk Description

This is a fabulous walk for all the family as you will discover amazing wildlife and vegetation but is especially famous for it’s limestone woodland and rocks. There have been archaeological discoveries on the site tracing ecological activity back to the ice age due to the discovery of animal bones of hyenas. Take a peaceful walk and try to imagine what it was like 12,000 years ago at the end of the last Ice Age. You won’t have use your imagination too much.

Food afterwards

Food is available at the Red Lion Inn at Todwick.

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