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Swaledale & Arkengarthdale


The most northerly of the dales, Swaledale and Arkengarthdale have perhaps some of the wildest, most unspoilt scenery in the National Park. Many villages - such as Gunnerside (from ‘Gunnar’s saetr’) - still carry the names given to them by the Viking farmers who settled here.


The River Swale is one of the fastest rising flood rivers in England. It flows along the dale through traditional haymeadows bright with wild flowers in summer and dotted with stone field barns - the classic ‘barns and walls’ landscape.


The hills above were once home to a thriving lead mining industry. Still famous for its breed of hardy sheep and knitting industry as well as locally made cheeses, a visit is an opportunity to see the local farming and crafts people keeping this very much a working dale


There are many lovely villages such as Muker, Healaugh and Keld, providing walkers and cyclists with the perfect escape.


There are more lead mining remains to explore in rugged Arkengarthdale, along with wonderfully named hamlets such as Booze and Whaw.


Keld Countryside & Heritage Centre


The story of the village, life & landscape


A range of activities throughout the season including: Follow A Farmer (guided farm walk) Bird Watching Day Camera Rambles Meet A Mystery Writer and much more...


www.tkrc.org.uk phone 01748 886845


A faith & community project by


Intake


Cottage Low Row, Richmond DL11 6PY


South-facing traditional Dales cottage. Stunning views. Cosy Period open fire. Garden, River Swale below. Ideal for walking, touring, mountain biking, fishing, painting. Amenities nearby. Parking.


Tel: 01748 821322 Email: kent@go-plus.net www.holidaycottageswaledale.co.uk


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