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Conistone, a village in the Yorkshire Dales

An album of our photographs showing the Yorkshire Dales village of Conistone. in one of the most beautiful parts of Wharfedale it is a picturesque Yorkshire Dales village not to be missed. The area has a long history as a farming community and there is still evidence of medieval farming in the area in the form of preserved field terraces known as lynchets. The Church of St Mary has a Norman origin and two original Norman arches are retained, however its appearance today owes much to a rebuild in 1846 in neo-Norman style. The village also had a Wesleyan Methodist Church, built in 1885. When it closed as a chapel and was due to be sold in 1980, funds were raised to convert the chapel into a hostel, which is still run by The Methodist Church for youth groups. Conistone also has a trekking and riding centre which offers pony trekking and horse riding lessons and holidays. Part of the character of the village is the wind vane-topped maypole at the centre of a triangular junction of minor roads which cross the village green. Lots to enjoy and photograph, we will have many more visits. We hope you will find this album of interest and re visit as more photographs are added. We also hope you will enjoy the photographs and perhaps find some which will inspire and enhance your article or publication. Peter and Cecile