Walking, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing and bird watching.
For walking and hiking you will find no better area than Kilnsey and Conistone in Upper Wharfedale. Close to the Dales Way, Mastiles Laneand Scott Gate Lane and Bycliffe Road, you can set off with a guidebook from your accommodation in any direction and explore the many varied footpaths and bridleways:both easy and challenging. Round each bend, over every hill, there is yet another spectacular view. Breathe in the fresh Wharfedale air and search the sky for buzzards gliding in the sky, or keep a keen eye on the river for kingfishers, dippers, grey wagtails, sandpipers, and the mallard and goosanders feeding there.
For cyclists there are miles of cross country biking trails as well as pretty country lanes, allowing you to enjoy the tranquil countryside, away from the pressures of the busy main roads. The 'back road' from Grassington to Kettlewell, passing through Conistone, is designated as a cycleway, and from time to time is used for organised cycle races.
Enjoy the Yorkshire Dales and the Kilnsey and Conistone scenery from horseback with riding and pony trekking at the Kilnsey Trekking Centre, located on the outskirts of Conistone village.
If you want to go fishing in Kilnsey and Conistone then head for the Kilnsey Park where there is rainbow trout fishing for adults and children all year round, as well as a children's nature trail. Fly fishing in season in the Rivers Wharfe and Skirfare for brown trout and grayling is available through Kilnsey Angling Club.
Kilnsey also hosts one of the finest annual agricultural shows in Wharfedale (Kilnsey Show)