Kilnsey Crag is perhaps our most well known landmark. It is a breathtaking limestone cliff around 170 feet high, which attracts climbers to the area for the challenging experience of climbing its 40-foot overhang.
Kilnsey is a small settlement located on the B6160 road about 12 miles from Skipton. It has one pub with
rooms, the Tennant Arms, and Kilnsey Park
, which has a restaurant on site and is very popular with tourists and day visitors as it has a wide range of attractions for both young and old.
Each year, on the Tuesday after August Bank Holiday, the village hosts Kilnsey Show, a large agricultural event held in the shadow of Kilnsey Crag. The Upper Wharfedale Agricultural Society, which organises and runs the show, was founded and held its first show in 1897. Kilnsey Show has grown and diversified over the years to become one of the country's largest one-day agricultural events, attracting exhibitors, competitors and over 10,000 visitors from near and far.
The two villages form the Conistone with Kilnsey Parish. Residents meet twice a year to deal with matters affecting the local community.
Just a short drive away are the villages of Grassington, Kettlewell and Arncliffe. The whole Upper Wharfedale area offers excellent opportunities for walkers of all standards and the Dalesway long-distance footpath passes just above the village of Conistone.