Conistone Dib and the River Wharfe
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The walk starts at Grassington, gradually making our way on ancient tracks between dry stone walls which are a feature of the Dales.
Eventually we will reach Bare House then weave our way across fields, past old mine workings, sink holes until we reach an old drovers road called 'Bycliffe Road'.
Turning left we'll have stunning views of the Dales before scrambling down to Conistone Dibb to the lovely dales village of Conistone.
Then along the Wharfe through a woodland.
There maybe time for a dip in the Wharfe for those who fancy it before returning back to Grassington for the customary post walk beverage or two
What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
Bring packed lunch and plenty to drink as no cafes or pubs on route.