Medieval field systems – Lower Wharfedale MYD36675 (c) YDNPA, 2023
A large area of cultivation terraces and lynchets lie on the southern slopes below Elbolton and Kail Hill. On steep land like this, building up terraces by piling stone cleared from the strips under cultivation was a way of increasing the soil depth. The flat areas created were also easier to plough.
Medieval field systems – Lower Wharfedale from the air MYD36675 (c) YDNPA, 2023
Location The fields lie on both sides of the half mile long public bridleway between Thorpe Road and the B6160 (about half a mile south east of the Linton/Linton Falls cross road). Best viewedwalking uphill (southwards) from the B6160.
Public Transport Details Nearest town/village: Grassington. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.
Accessibility Path is rough and muddy in places with some stiles.