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We're always getting news and comments about Ilkley and Wharfedale - where to go, what to do, where to eat and sometimes where not to eat! So our blog is all about finding a place for all those titbits that could be of interest to guests and folk with a fondness for this beautiful part of The Yorkshire Dales.

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Thursday, 17 February 2011

My Local Weather!

Westwood Lodge Ilkley Moor is delighted to become a sponsor of mylocalweather.org.uk. With a weather station based in Burley-in-Wharfedale (just 4 miles away), local lad John Livesley reckons to be able to predict the weather in Lower Wharfedale much more accurately than the big boys can!

Visit Ilkley & Wharfedale 2011

The new Things to do in Ilkley and Wharfedale 2011 leaflet is out! There's a host of things to do locally. History, Heritage and Culture includes The Manor House Museum, the Roman Fort and White Wells. Of course there's the Great outdoors celebrating Ilkley's new Walkers Are Welome official status. For family fun, how about the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, Ilkley Lido (re-opens in May) or the Toy Museum? Click here to go straight to the new leaflet.
"Enjoy the best of what life has to offer in picturesque and genteel Ilkley. Take pleasure in the beautiful countryside, soak up the town's history, enjoy fine food and wine, relaxed cafes, bars and comfortable accommodation"

Leeds CyclePoint is the biz!

Based on a successful Dutch concept, you can now turn-up and hire bikes at Leeds Station - the first CyclePoint in the UK. We tried it this week to visit our architect (thanks Matt!). Friendly Andy at CyclePoint quickly sorted us out and within minutes we were cycling across the city centre, along the canal, under the flyover and away! No traffic jams, no taxis, no hassle! So if you're heading out for a day in Leeds (Harvey Nicks, Armouries Museum, waterfront cafes, nightlife etc), it's a great way of seeing the sites. Leeds City is just £4.90 return on the train (after 9.30am, anytime at weekends) and bike hire for the day is £8. Here's us with Paula whizzing through Holbeck just to prove it! (Photos: Matt Sturgeon Cyclepoint).