On Ilkley Moor Baht ‘at

It is imperative that you all join in with the marvellous rendition of “On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at”. I will know if you don’t!

Nan's Farm

Where have you been since I saw you, I saw you? On Ilkley Moor without a hat

This week I went up to the moor, Ilkley Moor, where the  far reaching views are particularly beautiful, especially on a bright and clear sunny autumn day such as this one.

View from the moor

In my teens I did some walking on the moor with a group from the youth club.

Also in my teens and with friends, I came up to the isolated Cow and Calf hotel that stands almost at the top. We came to the disco nights that mushroomed in the 60s. The discotheque was in the large basement and occasionally there were live bands, complete with psychedelic and strobe lighting.

IMG_4953Ilkley Moor is part of the larger Rombald’s Moor, and lies directly above the lovely spa town of Ilkley, the moor is also home to a series of fascinating ancient monuments.

View original post 608 more words

7 thoughts on “On Ilkley Moor Baht ‘at

      1. Anywhere near Herefordshire? Home to Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople, one of my favorites I do hope to get there one day and spend a few weeks, GB 🇬🇧 that is

        Liked by 1 person

  1. As a Yorkshire lass, i appreciated this. Used to swim regularly in Ilkley Lido. Lovely 🙂

    (We used to sing a line in Ilkley Moor Baht’at which went ‘On Ilkley Moor Baht’at – where’s that?, On Ilkley Moor Baht’at – where the ducks play football!”)

    I am from East Yorkshire though, so perhaps that’s an excuse.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s