Panorama Woods (231b), Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 10378 47027

The rock in question

The rock in question

Getting Here

Follow the directions to reach Panorama Woods carving 232.  Barely a yard or two southwest across the small gap where the kids have their little den or hideout, this long curvaceous rock is the fella in question.

Archaeology & History

Cup-markings on the rock

Cup-markings on the rock

Curiously not included in the ‘official’ records, this large piece of rock, living right in between the Panorama Woods carvings 231 and 232, has at least two, possibly three faint cup-marks etched in the top northeastern portion of the rock.  Of the same style and probably period as the basic designs on stones 230 and 231, this is one in a cluster of petroglyphs that used to live at the edge of a prehistoric enclosure, destroyed at the end of the 19th century.


  1. Bennett, Paul, Of Cups and Rings and Things, unpublished: Shipley 1981.
  2. Bennett, Paul, The Panorama Stones, Ilkley, TNA: Yorkshire 2012.

© Paul Bennett, The Northern Antiquarian

About megalithix

Occultist, prehistorian and independent archaeological researcher, specializing in prehistoric rock art, Neolithic, Bronze Age & Iron Age sites, and the animistic cosmologies of pre-Christian & traditional cultures.
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1 Response to Panorama Woods (231b), Ilkley, West Yorkshire

  1. How sad that so many of these truly ancient sites have been/ are being destroyed.

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