Distance from Peaks & Pods: 27 miles

The lovely spa town of Ilkley is an excellent destination, just over the boundary into West Yorkshire. The Victorian town’s superb shops and restaurants, along with its surrounding countryside, make it a great tourist destination.

  • Ilkley Lido – The lido offers outdoor swimming in an unusual ‘mushroom’ shaped pool, opened in 1935. The season usually starts with a water temperature around 14 degrees Celsius rising to 22 degrees at its peak. Cafe on site. Indoor swimming is available all year. www.ilkleylido.co.uk
  • Ilkley Cinema – By blending relaxed modern design and the very latest in projection and audio technology with the age-old values of exceptional customer service and attention to detail, Ilkley Cinema has created a unique viewing experience.  www.ilkleycinema.co.uk
  • Ilkley Moor – Heritage walks on Ilkley Moor are available to view and download on www.ilkleymoor.org/walks
  • Superb shops, cafes and restaurants, including the famous Betty’s Tearoom, and the quirky Friends of Ham.