A man travelling down a zipwire in the Yorkshire hills

Zip the Cow 2022


23rd July 2022 - 24th July 2022


9:00am - 5:00pm


Ilkley Moor Cow and Calf Rocks
Hangingstone Road
Ilkley Moor Cow and Calf Rocks
LS29 8RF

Fundraising target



Andrew Wood
Event location map

53.916998103425, -1.8033580133394

Zip slide from the top of the Cow, at the Cow and Calf rocks above Ilkley, in summer 2022 to help support Sue Ryder's expert, compassionate care.

A person going down a zipwire from the top of the Cow rock
A person going on a zipwire in the Yorkshire hills, with Sue Ryder tents behind

Zip the Cow is back for 2022

After the sell out success of Zip the Cow in 2021, Sue Ryder is delighted to announce that entries are now open for Zip the Cow 2022, where participants will 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!

This event will be held on the morning and afternoon of Saturday 23 July and Sunday 24 July 2022. Places are booked on a first come, first served basis.

Saturday 23 July 2022

  • 9:30am - 10:30am
  • 10:30am - 11:30am
  • 11:30am - 12:30am
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Sunday 24 July 2022

  • 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 going across a zipwire, with a Sue Ryder tent in the background
A person giving the thumbs up while on a zipwire in the hills

Entry costs £25 per person and each person must also pledge to raise at least £50 towards the care that Sue Ryder provides in West and North Yorkshire.

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

Unlike a run or cycle ride, it requires zero training (though a degree of bravery is required). In 2021, we had participants ranging in age from 8 to 80, some of whom had disabilities, so it really is an event for all.

So sign up now and dare to Zip the Cow!

Zip the Cow 2021 was sponsored by RDC Solicitors, 24/7 Nursing and Woodhouse Grove School and corporate sponsorship opportunities may well be available for the 2022 event, so if you are interested in this please email andrew.wood@sueryder.org

As in 2021, we will be using the trusted services of Zip Slides UK to set up the event. Our event partners this year are Ward Plane and Vintage Inns. This event has also been made possible by the kind permission of our event partners Bradford District Council and The Cow and Calf Hotel.

Headline event sponsors

RDC Solicitors Logo
24/7 Nursing Logo - Event Sponsor
Woodhouse Grove School's crest and logo

Event partners

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council logo+
Ward Plane logo
Vintage Inns logo