Parking can be an issue but most use the east side of Conistone Bridge. It's an easy short walk for the able young an old alike with a tiny scramble to keep the kids amused. You'll love the narrow limestone gorge, named Gurling Trough, just above Conistone village, which is an enclosed passage that is no wider than a footpath in some sections; You'll also enjoy the amazing views on and around the Limestone feature called Conistone Pie.
The Walk begins from the Conistone Bridge and heads up eastwards past cottages, through a gate and along a path towards the gorge which is the direct access to the Conistone Dib. There is a short scramble at the head of the Dib that leads onto the Conistone Turf Road towards the Capplestone Gate trig point. Once past the trig point you eventually turn back SSE onto the Dales Way (not Dale way as the video states!) and towards Conistone Pie, which is a prominent Limestone Outcrop that just has to be climbed. The pathway continues on the other side of the wall that runs past the eastern side of Conistone Pie and on towards Conistone Village via Scot Gate Lane.
The Walk was about 11.8K and took 4hrs 45mins, but we did stop a few times to take the drone footage as well as soaking up the amazing views over the moors and the Wharfedale Valley: Of course it also includes the time to consume the obligatory cheese and onion sardies and crisps at the half way point.
We finished the walk with a short video of Conistone Village with the River Wharfe winding its way through the valley. The walk is easy and ascent gradual but it can get a bit muddy in places after periods of bad weather. Nevertheless an awesome morning, or afternoon, can be had breathing in fresh air and getting away from the crowds!
Land owner permission not required.
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