The Tarn, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire

The Tarn, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire
Photograph taken 1860 - 1910 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: OP12038

The Tarn on the lower part of Ilkley Moor with buildings on Wells Road, Ilkley, just visible in the background. The Tarn has been a popular beauty spot since the Victorian period. Victorians would ice skate on the lake in the winter months. The moor is popular with walkers and famous for the Yorkshire anthem "On Ilkley Moor baht 'at". The moor is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its upland habitat for ground-nesting birds.

Location

West Yorkshire Ilkley

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

leisure tourism edwardian (1902 - 1913) victorian (1837 - 1901) landscape water