|Rock carvings in western Yorkshire|
Within the western region
of Yorkshire there are a number of areas where cup and ring
marked rocks have been discovered, with the largest concentration
in Yorkshire being located on Rombalds Moor. The Ilkley
Archaeological group have for many years undertaken extensive
fieldwork recording these rock carvings and have also published a gazetteer covering many of the sites in the area.
The map below shows the general distribution of sites in the region and also shows that they tend to follow the edges of the river valleys (rivers Aire, Nidd, Washburn and Wharfe).
Sites shown in red ........
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