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

Friday February 21st and Saturday February 22nd - SOLD OUT
Wharfedale by Night - Dark Skies Festival - Yorkshire Dales National Park

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.
Email to register your interest.

This is the first event in our All Things Wild and Wonderful adventures for 2020, in collaboration with Kilnsey Park Estate and the Kilnsey Trekking Centre. Other Kilnsey events in February to experience Wharfedale by Night for the Dark Skies Festival include a night fishing and a horse ride under a new moon.

Thursday February 27th and Thursday March 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. 

Sunday June 21st, 2020

Summer solstice guided hike to England's most remote point - A Pile of Stones near Conistone Dib

Join this guided hike by Jonathan Smith from Where2Walk, starting and finishing from The Tennants Arms.
Full details coming soon...

September 2020

Wildlife and landscape photography workshops with Paul Fowlie

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

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.

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.

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. 

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." 

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.