Two walks starting from Conistone. Please note that there is limited parking in the village. Regular buses stop at Kilnsey:
Western Loop to Kilnsey
Distance: 2.1 miles / 3.5 km
Ascent and Descent: 270′ / 82m
Walk down to the road towards the river and after crossing the bridge take the stile on the right to go across fields towards Kilnsey Crag. At the main road turn left for a short while, taking extra care on this sometimes busy road, until you reach a lane on the right beyond the Tennant Arms.
Eastern Loop along the Dales Way
Distance: 4.7 miles / 7.6 km
Ascent and Descent: 700′ / 213m
The Dalesway can be approached in two ways. The main walk follows the adventurous route up Conistone Dib, or for those who prefer an easier path, there is an alternative ascent via Scot Gate Lane. The return route, after leaving the Dales Way to walk near the wall on the edge of Grass Wood, is criss-crossed with several paths. However if you keep to paths a similar distance from the wall to your left, for about 3/4 of a mile, you will eventually bear left just before a knoll and come to the stile in the wall, which is hidden from view until you are only a few metres away from it.
1. Kilnsey Monastic Grange
2. Medieval Field Systems
3. Old Pasture Hut Circle
4. Co-axial Field Boundaries
5. Old Pasture Lime Kiln
6. Lea Green Cairn
7. High Close Field Systems
8. Medieval Field Systems
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Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
OS Licence Number 100023740
Upper Wharfedale walk map