|Bastow Wood & Conistone Dib - Dec 13th Dec 2009|
|This walk of around 13km / 8mls starts from Grassington and takes us north west through Bastow Woods to the village of Conistone then north east to meet the Dales Way at Scot Gate Lane. We then turn south to follow the Dales Way back to Grassington.|
|We walk up
through the village stopping for a moment at: -
Garrs End Lane
Alright Geoff thats enough!
further on we turn left and join the Dales Way heading
north, after about 1km the path splits left and we head
down to Bastow Wood.
This ancient woodland is designated a site of special scientific interest.
|Emerging from the woods we pick up the path to Conistone again|
|The view to Holgates Kilnsey Moor taken from our path.|
|The view to Kilnsey and Kilnsey Crag|
village of Conistone we turn right and head up through
A dry valley with a deep narrow limestone gorge
|The entrance to Conistone Dib.|
Very narrow in places
|We emerge from the narrow gorge and pass Bull Scar|
|Passing through the gate we carry on up the gorge|
|We climb out of the gorge and look back down the Dib.|
plan was to follow thr Bycliffe Road to Kelbar but time
was ticking by so we decided just to explore the
settlements and field systems just a few hundred metres
Here we stopped for lunch at this old lime kiln.
|A cairn at
351m / 823ft
Firth Fell can be seen in the distance.
Our return journey back to Grassington was fairly uneventful by way of the Dales way, the highlight of it being Lucy's Fold Tea Rooms at the end!