Zip the Cow 2024


20th July 2024 - 21st July 2024


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 2024 to help support Sue Ryder's expert, compassionate end-of-life care.

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!

This event will be held on the morning and afternoon of Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2024. Places are booked on a first come, first served basis.

Saturday 20 July 2024

  • 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 21 July 2024

  • 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.

If you want to gift or buy a place in Zip the Cow with no expectation to raise funds, you can select the £75 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 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.

Zip the Cow 2024 is sponsored by Dacre Son & Hartley, Mayfield View Care Home and Woodhouse Grove School and corporate sponsorship opportunities may well be available for the 2024 event, so if you are interested in this please email

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 CSH Bulk Transport and The Cow and Calf Hotel. This event has also been made possible by the kind permission of our event partners at Bradford District Council.

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Event partners