Zip the Cow 2023


22nd July 2023 - 23rd July 2023


9:00am - 5:00pm


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

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Andrew Wood

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Zip slide from the top of the Cow, at the Cow and Calf rocks above Ilkley, in summer 2023 to help support Sue Ryder's expert, compassionate care.

Zip the Cow is back for 2023

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!

Sign up for your Zip the Cow 2023 place

This event will be held on the morning and afternoon of Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2023. Places are booked on a first come, first served basis.

Saturday 22nd July 2023

  • 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

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 23 July 2023

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

Entry costs £27.50 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 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.

So sign up now and dare to Zip the Cow!

Zip the Cow 2022 was sponsored by RDC Solicitors, 24/7 Nursing and Woodhouse Grove School and corporate sponsorship opportunities may well be available for the 2023 event, so if you are interested in this please email

As in 2022, 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.

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