Information for Grown-ups
Health, Fitness, Sport and Beauty Treatments during your stay
We know many of you come to Westwood Lodge to re-charge your batteries and also to kick start a healthier way of life after you return home!
We have a small fitness and leisure facility here exclusively for our guests. We’re also on the very edge of Ilkley Moor; over 1000 acres of Open Access Land for walking, running and a permanent orienteering course, plus bridleways for horse riding, mountain biking and even areas suitable for other sports such as rock climbing. Ilkley has a fantastic outdoor lido – one of the last in the north as well as an indoor pool, floodlit tennis courts etc.
We’ve now teamed up with a number of local providers to promote a range of services available for you to enjoy – some in the privacy of your cottage/ apartment and others just down the hill in town. Currently these include organic beauty treatments, Thai massage, aromatherapy and a first class local beauty salon.
Ilkley grew in Victorian times as an up-market spa town and we’re pleased that it remains concerned today for the health and well-being of our guests at Westwood Lodge Ilkley Moor.
Enjoy your stay with us!
Here at Westwood Lodge…
We have a small leisure facility situated in The Cellars of the main house, exclusively for resident guests. The Cellars is open from 9am to 9pm daily. Changing rooms, showers and towels are available without charge. Bring your own gown, slippers and costume.
Equipment includes a Concept II Rower, Lifestyle Stair Climber, Kettler Multigym, free weights etc.
Sauna and Spa
A great way to relax with aromatherapy essence in the sauna or a bubbling hot spa after a workout!
We have a Philips tanning bed, which takes £2 coins – the only extra. Music and headphones help you to relax!
On Ilkley Moor Bah’t ‘at…
In Ilkley Town (10 minutes walk)
Ilkley is fortunate to have one of the last remaining outdoor lido’s in the North of England. Open from late May until Early September, there is nothing better on a fine summer’s day! You can take your own picnic (or use the café there) and there are extensive grounds to sunbath or just relax. See www.bradford.gov.uk for more details
Ilkley also has an indoor pool open daily throughout the year including several early morning and evening sessions. Times are displayed at Westwood Lodge.
There is a host of other sports facilities locally including floodlit and outdoor tennis courts and squash.
There are four local golf courses and day permits are available (in season) for fishing on the River Wharfe.
See www.ilkley.org for further information.
My Personal Sanctuary – Bringing an Organic Beauty Experience to You!
There are a selection of on and off-road runs to choose from as well as a permanent Orienteering course. To print off a map click here.
This is a great group or family activity!
We have a bike shed (please bring your own bike padlock) and washing facilities. There is an excellent choice of circular on and off road routes starting from our door. We have a few bikes that you may borrow. Dave Ferguson (01756 795367) lives locally, runs a bike shop in Skipton and will gladly drop off bikes here to hire bikes. Ilkley Cycles in Ilkley and Chevin Cycles in Otley are both good for spare parts and servicing.
The Cow and Calf Rocks and Rocky Valley are both popular with experienced climbers.
If you want to relax and be pampered during your break, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve teamed up with My Personal Sanctuary to offer you treatments, including warming deep tissue massages; cleansing and detoxifying body wraps; nourishing and conditioning facials; hand and feet treats; and holistic, full body treatments. My Personal Sanctuary uses lovely fresh organic products to leave you feeling energised and rejuvenated. My Personal Sanctuary has a variety of Pamper Packages and Treatments as well as Special Offers for you to indulge in and fully let go!
My Personal Sanctuary offer gorgeous Organic Spa Treatments carried out within the comfort of your cottage or apartment. Whatever the occasion whether it be a bride that needs buffing and beautifying, happy hens, sophisticated stags, worn out mums-to-be, tired mummys and daddys, a romantic break, birthday celebration, reunion, family fun, pre- wedding treat or girly get together there are specifically designed Pamper Packages and Treatments to indulge. The professional therapists literally bring the Spa to you and your friends and family. Treatments are carried out using lovely fresh organic products leaving you feeling energised and rejuvenated whilst massaging your eco ego! Treatments range from a warming deep tissue massage, to cleansing and detoxifying body wraps, to nourishing and conditioning facials, to holistic full body journeys. Many of our guests find this is the perfect way to unwind, appreciate and enjoy the beautiful surrounds you have so carefully selected!
Highly recommended – Tim goes every fortnight!
This is not a gentle absent-minded rub with baby oil, but full authentic Oriental Pressure Point Massage, for those who want to get the ‘knots’ out of their body! You should feel like a new person afterwards!
Chai will come to Westwood or you can go to his house in town. Contact Chaie on 01943 602446 or visit the website: www.ilkleythaimassage.co.uk
These are outside suppliers with whom all dealings must be made. Advanced booking is strongly advised and everything is subject to availability.