Thursday 17 February 2011
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!
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"
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).