A person zip wiring down from The Cow rocks, with a Sue Ryder tent and hills in the background

Zip the Cow 2025

Zip slide from the top of the Cow, at the Cow and Calf rocks above Ilkley, in summer 2025 to help support Sue Ryder’s expert, compassionate end-of-life care.

Date and time

26 July 2025 - 27 July 2025

09:30am - 05:00pm


Ilkley Moor Cow and Calf Rocks
Hangingstone Road
LS29 8RF

Registration fee

£30.00 / £80.00 (no fundraising)

Fundraising target



The iconic “cow”

Walk to the top of the iconic “cow” at the Cow and Calf Rocks above Ilkley and then jump from it, sliding 270m at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour.

Participants will take in spectacular views of Wharfedale....if they dare open their eyes!

Our two headline sponsors for this year's event are Crag & Co. Accountants and Buntons Plant Hire.

This event will be held on the morning and afternoon of Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July 2025. Places are booked on a first come, first served basis.

Saturday 26 July 2025

  • 9:30am - 10:30am
  • 10:30am - 11:30am
  • 11:30am - 12:30am
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Please note, the 1:30pm Saturday slot includes the option of a lift to the cow by 4x4 for those concerned about the walk.

Sunday 27 July 2025

  • 9:30am - 10:30am
  • 10:30am - 11:30am
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
A person zip wiring down from the top of The Cow rocks


Entry costs £30.00 per person and each person must also pledge to raise at least £50 towards the care that Sue Ryder provides.

If you want to gift or buy a place in Zip the Cow with no expectation to raise funds, you can select the £80 option and let us know your preferred day and time slot from those still available.

This event is an ideal activity for those who want to do something special to celebrate a big birthday and to benefit a great charity in the process.

Unlike a run or cycle ride, it requires zero training (though a degree of bravery is required). In previous events, we've had participants ranging in age from 8 to 80, some of whom had disabilities, so it really is an event for all.

Headline sponsors

The headline sponsors for the 2025 Zip the Cow event are Crag & Co. Accountants and Buntons Plant Hire.

Craig and Co Accountants logo
Buntons Plant Hire logo

Event village sponsor

The event village sponsor for this year's event is Two Rocks Brewing Co.

Two Rocks Brewing Co. logo with an illustration of rocky hills against a cloudy sky

Event partners

As for last year, we will be using the trusted services of Zip Slides UK to set up the event. Our event partners this year are The Cow and Calf Hotel. This event has also been made possible by the kind permission of our event partners at Bradford District Council.

Bradford Council logo
Vintage Inns logo

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