This cycle or walk takes you along the historic Mastiles Lane Roman Road from the village of Kilnsey to Malham Tarn. The lanes is a former Roman marching road, later an important route for monks leading sheep from Fountains Abbey to summer pasture on higher ground. The route runs for about 6 miles with a moderate climb at the start. If you are cycling then a mountain bike is probably best and you may have to walk some of the rougher sections.
The route starts in the village of Kilnsey in lovely Wharfedale. The lane starts in the village and heads east past Kilnsey Park which has a number of attractions to visit. These include a trout farm and nature trails with with wildlife such as red squirrels, angora goats, alpacas and butterflies to look out for on the way. The lane continues across Kilnsey Moor, passing the site of an old Roman Camp on the way. Shortly after passing Seaty Hill you come to Malham Tarn where the route finishes.