Kilnsey and Crag over Wharfedale, from Conistone Pie: Mastiles Lane, left
Kilnsey shown within North Yorkshire
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Conistone with Kilnsey|
|Shire county||North Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Skipton and Ripon|
Kilnsey is a small village in Wharfedale, North Yorkshire, England. It lies on the B6160 road, between the villages of Grassington and Kettlewell, near Arncliffe and just across the River Wharfe from Conistone.
The most notable feature of Kilnsey is a large limestone cliff called Kilnsey Crag, overlooking the road and the River Wharfe from the west. The Crag is around 170 feet high, with an overhang of 40 feet. West from Kilnsey towards Malham Tarn runs the historic Mastiles Lane, a Roman marching road, later an important drovers' way for Fountains Abbey flocks to summer pasture on higher ground, approximately five miles distant. This is now a Dales walking track. The Old Hall in Kilnsey was medieval administrative site for wool trade. Most of the present building, well restored, dates from 1658.
Kilnsey has one pub, the Tennant Arms, a trout farm, and a small collection of houses.
The village hosts a large, annual agricultural show.
In July 2014, the Tour de France passes through Kilnsey. Regarded as one of the best places to watch the race, an event, VeloFest, is being hosted directly alongside the route to allow thousands of spectators to camp and watch the race.
Views of Kilnsey
- Pontefract, E. & Hartley, M. Wharfedale (Reprint 1943) Dent & Sons
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- Mastiles Lane and Malham Tarn Walk
- Kilnsey Old Hall
- Tennant Arms
- Kilnsey Park trout farm
- Kilnsey show
- Kilnsey show images
- The ancient parish of Burnsall: historical and genealogical information at GENUKI (Kilnsey was in this parish)
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