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Walking, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing and bird watching.

Welcome to our All Things Wild and Wonderful adventures for 2020, in collaboration with Kilnsey Park Estate and the Kilnsey Trekking &Riding Centre. 

Upcoming Events:
February
7th / 8th / 9th
Kilnsey Full Moon Trail Rides

As a prelude to the Dark Skies Festival in February we launch our Full Moon Horseback Rides together with the Kilnsey Trekking Centre. These full moon rides are a peaceful, magical and unique experience! Mount up as the sun sets and the moon rises. Follow the lead of an experienced guide through the moon lit woodlands and riverbank to see the Yorkshire Dales National Park in a luminescent glow. As the River Wharfe shimmers in the reflection of the full moon, watch the owls as they hunt for dinner, listen to the nocturnal wildlife sing, and see the star-studded sky over Wharfedale like never before. Return to the stables and then back to The Tennants Arms in time for your evening meal. Limited to just 8 riders each evening, it is highly recommended that you reserve in advance to guarantee availability.


This enchanting 60-minute experience is suitable for all levels of riders and you will be given an introduction to your horse before setting off.No former experience of riding is needed and it is well suited for both adults and children aged 8yrs and above.

Cost:Accommodation for one night + £20 per person.

2020 dates
February 7/ 8 / 9
March 8 /9/10
April 8 / 9 / 10
May 6 / 7 / 8

Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd
**SOLD OUT**
Wharfedale by Night - Dark Skies Festival - Yorkshire Dales National Park
https://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/event/wharfedale-by-night/

Our Dark Sky Festival Guide, Dr Chris Higgins, offers a guided interpretive stargazing opportunity in Kilnsey in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. On Friday February 21st guests and visitors have the chance to stargaze using quality telescopes, binoculars, and other stargazing equipment. Discover an evening of storytelling that delivers a personable, memorable, interpretive showcase of the night sky, the moon and neighboring planets, deep sky objects like distant nebulae and star clusters, the Milky Way Galaxy, constellations, and all to the natural sound track of nocturnal creatures. Ultimately, we encourage people to foster their own personal connection with both the night sky and Wharfedale within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Join us and discover your universe!

£15 adults, £11 under 16yrs, includes a bowl of chicken curry, naan bread, rice and chutneys.

Thursday 27th 
Taste of the Dales - 6 course degustation menu

On the fourth Thursday of the month Chef Thomas Beard creates a culinary discovery over 6 courses, using local ingredients from the Yorkshire Dales and pairing these with contemporary combinations. It will tickle, tease and delight the taste buds of any avid foodie, and the social setting around a large table for 12 diners makes it all the more engaging. Click here to read a review of the dinner in November 2019, then book your place with us for a special evening. 

March
Thursday 26th  

Taste of the Dales - 6 course degustation menu
On the fourth Thursday of the month Chef Thomas Beard creates a culinary discovery over 6 courses, using local ingredients from the Yorkshire Dales and pairing these with contemporary combinations. It will tickle, tease and delight the taste buds of any avid foodie, and the social setting around a large table for 12 diners makes it all the more engaging. Click here to read a review of the dinner in November 2019, then book your place with us for a special evening. 

April
Easter Egg Hunt - Kilnsey Trekking Centre
Duck Races - Kilnsey Park Estate
Easter Menu - The Tennants Arms

MAY
May 9-10 and  Oct 2-3

Learn a skill, hike a hill –Navigation Weekend Courses with Jonathan Smith

How reliable is your navigation in the hills and do you use more than a map and compass to get yourself up and down a hill? Do you know what missing contour lines are? To find your way around a mountain without getting lost is one of those essential skills required in wild places like the Yorkshire Dales. The weather can change at a moments notice. Sometimes the terrain has few features to go by too. It is always good to know where you are and how to interpret a map to pinpoint your location.

On Jonathan Smith's navigation course, you will learn how to read maps properly, count steps to measure distances, time your speed and walk on a compass bearing. Add to this a hearty meal, good company and avid conversation and you'll come away with inspiration for many more hikes and journeys others only dream of.

Jonathan moved to Yorkshire in 1999 and established Where2walk in 2010. Author of hiking and walking guide books, as well as numerous articles in national newspapers, following Jonathan’s footsteps will ensure you will never get lost and always discover something new when exploring the Dales. He runs only four Navigation Courses each year, two of these from The Tennants Arms. He also and acts as a Mountain Guide as well as organises Self Guided holidays across Yorkshire and the Lakes. Explore more on his website Where2Walk


JUNE
Summer Solstice Hike Sunday 21st
Join us on the longest day of the year with a guided hike to England's most remote point - A Pile of Stones near Conistone Dib, offically recognised by the Ordinance Survey in 2019.
Join this guided hike by Jonathan Smith from Where2Walk, starting and finishing from The Tennants Arms, just in time for your evening meal.

Full details coming soon...

July
Own a Pony week - Kilnsey Trekking Centre 

August
National Fishing Month - Stay, Catch and Cook

September
Kilnsey Show - Tuesday 1st
Wildlife and landscape photography workshops with Paul Fowlie
Thursday 24 and Friday 25

To mark National Red Squirrel Week we will be hosting this unique opportunity to photograph the red squirrels at Kilnsey Park Estate under the guidance of award-winning photographer Paul Fowlie.
Full details coming soon...

All Year Round

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.

Cycling
Cyclists are in their element with 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.

Horse Riding
Also in the saddle, you can 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. They offer pony treks and horse rides for people of all ages and ability, and the River Trek follows the path of the river Wharfe as it meanders gently down the Wharefdale valley towards Skipton, giving riders the chance to spot some of the wildlife that makes this area of the Yorkshire Dales so enchanting. 

Fishing
If you want to try your hand at 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. Be sure to check our special offers for a 2-night Stay, Catch and Cook experience when our chef will transform your fresh catch into a delicious evening meal.

For angling enthusiasts, day tickets for fly fishing in season for the Rivers Wharfe and Skirfare are available through Kilnsey Angling Club. If you are looking for a guided angling holiday, we have partnered with Boatflied Fly Fishing Holidays. Oscar Boatfield is Level 2 Qualified Angling Coach and Lead Guide. With 11 years of competitive fishing to his rod, he has represented England at international and World Championship level as a youth, coached the England youth team, as well as been a professional guide for the last 8 years. It is therefore safe to say, you are in good hands with Oscar and of our local river, he says, "The River Wharfe is a truly incredible river. Flowing through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country and teeming with perfect Trout and Grayling, it’s hard to go wrong with a day on the Wharfe." 

Kilnsey Agricultural Show
A highlight in the Yorkshire Dales calendar sees Kilnsey play host to one of the finest annual agricultural shows in Wharfedale (Kilnsey Show), which falls on Tuesday 1st September, 2020.