The Cow and Calf rocks on Ilkley Moor have made it into a list of the top ten best UK picnic spots.

The famous rock formation, made of millstone grit, is so named because one larger rock sits beside a smaller one, just like a cow and calf.

It was selected as one of Top Ten Lunch Spots in the UK and was the only Yorkshire location to make the list.

The Cow and Calf rocks. Picture: TJBlackwell at en.wikipedia

The Cow and Calf rocks. Picture: TJBlackwell at en.wikipedia

10,000 people put forward their own suggestions and this was whittled down to 25 before the top ten was announced on Monday.

The poll was carried out by VisitEngland, Visit Wales and bakers Kingsmill.

The picnic spots were not just judged on their beauty, they also had to have easy accessibility for all must be free to visit.

James Berresford, the chief executive of VisitEngland, said, “What better way to appreciate this green and pleasant land than to sit in a beautiful spot, unpack a delicious picnic and share lunch with friends and family?”

What are the best picnic spots in Yorkshire? We’d love to hear about your favourites.

Top Ten Lunch Spots in the UK listed in alphabetical order

1. Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland
2. Belfast City Hall
3. Blakeney, Norfolk
4. Box Hill, Surrey
5. Coast Road, Barrow–in– Furness, Cumbria
6. Cow & Calf rocks, West Yorkshire
7. Elan Valley reservoir, Mid–Wales
8. Lower Slaughter, Gloucs
9. Rhosneigr Beach, north–west Wales
10. Stokes Bay Beach, Hampshire

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