The Cow and Calf by Colin Metcalf

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High on Ilkley Moor the Cow and Calf Rocks are a large rock formation consisting of an outcrop and boulder, also known as Hangingstone Rocks. The rocks are made of millstone grit, a variety of sandstone, and are so named because one is large, with the smaller one sitting close to it, like a cow and calf.

According to local legend, the Calf was split from the Cow when the giant Rombald was fleeing an enemy, and stamped on the rock as he leapt across the valley. The enemy, it is rumored, was his angry wife. She dropped the stones held in her skirt to form the local rock formation The Skirtful of Stones.

The rocks are a great place to climb and the moor offers spectacular views of Ilkley and beyond

Thanks for taking the time to browse my portfolio, I hope you see something you like. Colin.

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  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkerabout 3 years ago

    amazing photo capture!

  • Many many thanks Solomon.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksabout 3 years ago

    Great legend Colin – tells a great story ! Like the shadow to the left of the photo too !

  • Many many thanks Roy.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 3 years ago

    Awesome capture Colin wonderful image and story

  • Many many thanks Maggie.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 3 years ago

    A fabulous shot Colin Great legend too . x

  • Many many thanks Irene.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 3 years ago

    What a lovely capture and treatment dear Colin.x

  • Many many thanks Catherine.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Colin, the legend lives on!!…

  • Many many thanks Kate.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 3 years ago

    Great catch of this landmark. Or these landmarks, to give them their due! Tell Rombald (if you can find him) to watch where he’s going. The treatment is excellent ~ a real standout, Colin.

  • Many many thanks Sheila. The poor fellow only panicked, as all us men do when the boss lady is after us.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 3 years ago

    Magnificent shot, Colin – love the legend

  • Many many thanks Shulie.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • julie08
    julie08about 3 years ago

    Great work :)

  • I’m pleased you like it Julie, thanks.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHillabout 3 years ago

    That’s a very moooving story!! Great shot too!! ;-D
    >blows kiss<


  • Groooooaaan!!!! Many thanks for the visit Jan ;o)

    – Colin Metcalf

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