This circular walk in Wharfedale from Linton to Kilnsey offers a variety of contrasting sights of interest. The walk starts in the lovely village of Linton at the Fontaine Inn, crosses the Wharfe at Linton Falls and passes through the centre of Grassington. The path initially follows the Dales Way but diverges to go through the Iron Age field system at Lea Green close to the Grass Wood Nature Reserve. Directly ahead at this stage are the exposed limestone crags at Dib Scar. Further on the limestone overhang at Kilnsey Crag provides an exercise for serious climbers.
After refreshment at the Tennant Arms the walk continues along Mastiles Lane, an old Roman road, and across the moorland with panoramic views to the east over Wharfedale. A further example of the exposed limestone is seen at Cave Scar after which a gentle descent leads back across lush meadowland to Linton.
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A circular walk in Wharfedale from Linton to Kilnsey

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Distance: 10.42 miles; time required about 4 hours
From Linton follow the signs to Linton Parish Church/Linton Falls. At the Falls go over the footbridge and up the walled Sedber Lane. Turn left at the car park and follow the signs to Town Centre. After the Devonshire Arms and Foresters Arms turn left up Chapel Street and then right up Bank Lane; follow the signs to the Dales Way. On leaving Grassington the path passes over a series of fields and stiles before reaching the open moor.
Soon after the path diverges from the Dales Way and passes to the right of Bastow Wood and through the ancient field system at Lea Green. Walk towards the limestone escarpment of Dib Scar seen to the north. The path goes to the top edge of the wood and leads to a ladder stile. Follow the stone wall on the right and zigzag down and then up the steep ravine. The rocky footpath now at the base of the escarpment begins a gentle descent through a series of gates to Conistone.
Walk through the village and just over the road bridge follow the FP sign to Kilnsey Crag. Turn left at the road for the Tennant Arms. (time= 2hr).
Walk up the road by the side of the pub, After about a mile take the left-hand fork along the gravel track following Mastiles Lane to Malham Tarn. On passing the field system and just before the gate across the track the path bears left between two stone walls to a gate. After about 200 yd take the grassy path on the left uphill away from the dead straight wall and wire fence on the right. Blue waymarkers lead the way steadily uphill along the wide grassy track. After a gate the path continues across the road, with Cave Scar seen on the left, to Height Laithe. (time= 50 min)
Go through the gate and look for the stile and path on the left to Wood Nook. The path descends through meadowland following yellow waymarkers goes past the derelict Height House and ends at the road after the camping site at Wood Nook. (time= 35 min)
Turn right at the road and then left into Skirethorns. Walk through the village and find the stile on the right signposted to Threshfield. The path goes over a series of meadows, over a footbridge, and ends at the main road. Cross the road and continue to Linton. The path emerges opposite the village green and the Fontaine Inn. (time= 35 min).

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Fountaine Inn, Linton
Devonshire Arms, Grassington
Foresters Arms, Grassington
Tennant Arms, Kulnsey
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