Friday, 21st May 2010


Walk: Grassington, Conistone, Mastiles Lane, Height Laithe, Cow Close Wood, Skirethorns, Linton Falls
Start Point: Main car park in Grassington Grid Ref: SE 002 637
Distance: 10.5 miles Ascent: 1,300 feet
Weather: A hot and sunny day
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: Heading north from Grassington the route passes some good examples of limestone pavement, along a pleasant green path, before heading down into Conistone. After crossing the river and the road the walking varies between lovely green path and stony track, with rather too much of the latter for my liking. There are pleasant views to be had and a waterfall to enjoy at the end of the walk - pity the weather has been so dry!


Scroll down to see photos of the walk

A good section of limestone pavement . . .


with some trees coming into leaf


More limestone pavement further north . . .


together with ridges showing the relief of the land


Conistone Bridge crosses the River Wharfe . . .


and is not far from Kilnsey Crag


A lapwing warns us away from her chicks


Kilnsey Moor stands behind the crag . . .


and looks to be a good place to explore


Looking back along a rather tedious Mastiles Lane . . .


and back over Mastiles Gate


Height House stands in a lovely position - but needs some work if it is to remain standing!


A profusion of primulas . . .


brighten up the route


Linton Falls is rather low on water . . .


but some youngsters find a spot deep enough to cool off

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