Activity Centres

Find out about local activity-based businesses, clubs and nearby information centres

Kilnsey Park Estate
 KilnseyPark is a family visitor attraction at the heart of Conistone with Kilnsey Parish in the Yorkshire Dales, and prides itself on being one of the country's greenest visitor  attractions.

It offers activities for all the family
: fun fishing, angling in two spring-fed lakes, or fly fishing on the River Wharfe; friendly farm animals; a nature trail with butterflies and wild flowers, including rare orchids; plenty of places to picnic, relax or let children play, and special seasonal activities to enjoy.

Local specialities, including the Park's own rainbow trout, are on sale in the shop.

It is part of the Kilnsey Estate which dates back to the 1200s. it was originally farmed by monks from Fountain's Abbey, then given by Henry VIII to one of his nobles. It was acquired by the Roberts family in 1911

Opening hours: Easter to September 9:00 to 5:30; October to March 10:00 to 4:00.
Free parking and w

Address: Kilnsey Park, Kilnsey near Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5PS
Telephone: 01756 752150 Fax: 01756 752224

Web: http://www.kilnseypark.co.uk

Kilnsey Park's Cafe by the Lake

Kilnsey Park's Cafe by the Lake offers delicious Yorkshire home cooking and is the perfect place to enjoy morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea during a visit to Kilnsey Park.  All the food is freshly made and does not include any artificial ingredients.

Children are welcomed and an excellent children's menu and high chairs are available. We are very happy to warm up baby food for you and we also offer baby changing facilities. There are plenty of colouring sheets and crayons to keep visitors busy while meals are being prepared.

Address: Kilnsey Park, Kilnsey near Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5PS
Telephone: 01756 752150 Fax: 01756 752224

Web : www.kilnseypark.co.uk
Kilnsey Trekking and Riding Centre

 Kilnsey Trekking & Riding Centre is located on the edge of Conistone village amidst wonderful, varied open countryside.

The centre is an Approved Riding Establishment of The British Horse Society, which guarantees that the horse care, safety and riding instruction provided at the centre are of the very highest standard.

Kilnsey Trekking & Riding Centre has been in business for more than 20 years and provides some form of equine entertainment for all ages. Whether you are four or 104 we can provide an activity to suit you!

Address:Kilnsey Trekking & Riding Centre, Conistone-with-Kilnsey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5HS
Telephone: 01756 752861
Fax: 01756 752957
Email: info@kilnseyriding.com
Web Address: www.kilnseyriding.com

Kilnsey Trekking and Riding Centre
Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group (U.W.H.G.)
The Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group (U.W.H.G.) was formed in 2005 to enable members to be involved in practical archaeological fieldwork within the rich historical environment of Upper Wharfedale and surrounding areas.

In addition to fieldwork, we hold a programme of talks by guest lecturers during winter, spring and autumn, as well as guided walks during the summer months.

Recently we have conducted grant funded surveys and excavations, in conjunction with Ingleborough Archaeology Group, of the lime kiln and corn drying kiln at Kilnsey Green.

Several landscape surveys have been produced, in conjunction with the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust, of the area around, and in, Threshfield Quarry and further afield at Langcliffe Scar.

U.W.H.G. members also play a major part in the summer excavations at Chapel House Wood organised by the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust.

Membership currently stands at around 40.

For further information please visit our website.

Web Address: www.uwhg.org.uk

Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group
 Kilnsey Angling Club

 Formed in 1840, Kilnsey Angling Club is amongst the earliest established angling clubs in the country and one of the very few that has survived from the early 19th Century, keeping its traditions intact.

Founded by a local parson, the Rev. William Bury, the members (at first called subscribers) have always given visiting anglers a warm welcome. The club's headquarters, since its inception, has been the Tennant Arms in Kilnsey, where in early days both members and visitors arrived by the mail coach or carriage and pair from Skipton. Several esteemed angling authors have been members, so the club waters, in their beautiful surroundings, are nationally famous and over the years have been host to many well-known anglers.

Today the club continues the Rev. Bury's original aim to preserve the pristine brown trout fishery and its wildlife. It also keeps alive the time-honoured North Country method of wet-fly fishing using traditional Yorkshire patterns, though many members and visitors also find modern dry-fly techniques and fly patterns to be successful.

Day tickets to fish Kilnsey Angling Club's waters are available during the trout season, except on Sundays and Bank Holidays, by applying in person at the Tennant Arms between 9.30 and 10am. Chest and waist waders are not allowed.

Details of membership are available from the Honorary Secretary E N Wood, Moorside House, Ogden, Halifax, HX2 8XP.

Kilnsey Angling Club

Yorkshire Dales National Park Centre

Travel a short way from Kilnsey and Conistone to Grassington and you will find the Yorkshire Dales National Park Centre, located in the Colvend car park in Grassington.
You can get information there about wa
lks, attractions and find out about what is going on more widely in the Yorkshire Dales, and also book accommodation in the area.

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