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Askwith Moor

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art

<b>Askwith Moor</b>Posted by Chris CollyerImage © Chris Collyer
Nearest Town:Ilkley (6km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   SE167506 / Sheet: 104
Latitude:53° 57' 3.36" N
Longitude:   1° 44' 43.82" W

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<b>Askwith Moor</b>Posted by Chris Collyer <b>Askwith Moor</b>Posted by Chris Collyer

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This is an area of rough heather covered moorland northeast of Ilkley and northwest of Otley. It has several carved rocks (about 2 dozen), but due to the undergrowth and lack of tracks they can be difficult to find. One particular carving somewhere near SE167506 consists of a human figure with an arch over its head, which could be interpreted as either a shaman, a hunter with a bow, or some kind of deity. Unfortunately due to some over inquisitive sheep I was unable to find the carving.
If you venture onto the moor, it is worth taking the one track that does exist that leads from a gate north of the carpark on Askwith Moor Road, to a triangulation point at Shooting House Hill where there is a spectacular 360 degree view of this whole area between the Wharf and the Washburn.
Chris Collyer Posted by Chris Collyer
2nd April 2003ce

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Rock with one cup mark, 290m S of Crag House. SE17675125

Three carved fragments of gritstone outcrop in enclosed pasture 500m SW of Washburn Farm. SE18105121

Rock with cup marks and grooves near boundary between Askwith Moor and Denton Moor, 600m E and Dunkirk. SE 16065088

Two carved rocks south of derelict grouse butt, 840m SSW of Crag House. SE17365099

Cup marked rock 640m NE of Whin Hill Farm, Askwith Moor. SE 16685056

Cup and groove marked rock 700m NE of Whin Hill Farm. SE17105054

Cup and Ring marked rock on ridge 520m S of triangulation point on Shooting House Hill. SE17105054
Posted by BrigantesNation
13th August 2003ce
Edited 25th June 2007ce

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The Tree Of Life Rock (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

Once you've crossed the field and are on the moor itself the stone wall dog-legs to the left and this is where the rock is - in a direct line with Carr Farm and the radio mast.
It really is a beautiful carving.
jones-y-gog Posted by jones-y-gog
28th September 2012ce

The Tree Of Life Rock (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>The Tree Of Life Rock</b>Posted by jones-y-gog jones-y-gog Posted by jones-y-gog
28th September 2012ce

Snowden Carr I (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

Near the track on the right leading to Carr Farm there is a gate and the large panel is in this field, about 15 yards away.
The carving is very clearly defined - a perfect example of cup and ring - so much so that it may have been protected by vegetation till relatively recently.
About 500 yards further to the west over the wall and on the moor itself is the exquisite Tree of Life - definitely worth a visit.
jones-y-gog Posted by jones-y-gog
28th September 2012ce

Snowden Carr I (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

<b>Snowden Carr I</b>Posted by jones-y-gog<b>Snowden Carr I</b>Posted by jones-y-gog jones-y-gog Posted by jones-y-gog
28th September 2012ce

Man Stone (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

<b>Man Stone</b>Posted by Chris Collyer Chris Collyer Posted by Chris Collyer
21st July 2010ce

The Tree Of Life Rock (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Folklore

E.T. Cowling in "Rombalds Way" (1946) describing the Tree of life stone, records that ......

"it is one of the few known to local inhabitants, and marks the site of many May day religious services." Mayday folklore and customs have often been related to promoting fertility in people, animals and the land. Perhaps there is a link to Yorkshires' other carved stone The Fertility Stone
faerygirl Posted by faerygirl
29th May 2010ce

Hollin Tree Hill (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

<b>Hollin Tree Hill</b>Posted by David Raven David Raven Posted by David Raven
13th August 2004ce

Askwith Moor 512 (Cup Marked Stone) — Miscellaneous

Rock with at least two cups at Hollin Tree Hill, 840m NNE of Whin Hill Farm. SE 16545085 Posted by BrigantesNation
13th August 2003ce

Snowden Carr — Miscellaneous

Carved Rock below Snowden Crags on Snowden Carr, 100m S of Crag House. SE17665144 Posted by BrigantesNation
13th August 2003ce
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