Climbers have the rare opportunity to purchase their own 55-meter-tall beauty spot in the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales national park.
Kilnsey Crag, a popular tourist attraction in Wharfedale, North Yorkshire, has an asking price of £150,000 and is described by real estate agents as a “unique opportunity.” The ‘awe-inspiring and internationally-recognised’ landmark was formed thousands of years ago, and the cliff is 170 feet (51 metres) tall with a 40-foot (12-meter) overhang.
In the Yorkshire Dales National Park, it is one of the “Big Three” limestone crags, along with Gordale Scar and Malham Cove. Rock climbers from all over the world recognise it as one of the most renowned and difficult routes to conquer.
The land of 18,76 acres has been managed for the past two decades by a government programme known as an Agri-environment scheme. The programme aims to assist and encourage farmers to manage their land in an environmentally responsible manner.
According to Savills York, there is significant potential for further enhancement and protection of the area. Will Douglas, director of Savills’ rural agency team, believes that the listing will ‘capture the imagination of many interested buyers.’
He stated, “The availability of such a globally renowned cliff represents a truly exceptional opportunity.” Kilnsey Crag serves as the backdrop and natural amphitheatre for the annual, renowned Kilnsey Agricultural Show and is a popular tourist destination.
“The sale offers significant natural capital, amenity, biodiversity, and environmental opportunities, and we are confident that its availability will pique the interest of many buyers.”