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Keld, England
Swaledale - Walking near Keld
Swaledale - Wain Wath near Keld
Swaledale - East Gill Force near Keld
Swaledale - Kisdon Force near Keld
Swaledale - Catrake Force near Keld
Swaledale - Keld

Swaledale Keld Reviews

Ben-UK Ben-UK
68 reviews
Keld Feb 21, 2017
Depending on whether you're travelling east or west, Keld is either the first or last village in Swaledale -- well, it's a hamlet rather than a village I suppose as it doesn't have even a shop, never mind a pub -- but it's a superb base for walking in this area with quite a few waterfalls (or as they're called in these parts 'Force' - derived from the Norse word 'fors' or 'foss'). You'll need an Ordnance Survey map of this area to show you the paths to the various falls, but if you enjoy walking you'll certainly like Keld and its environs.

Directions: Juts off the B6270 at the west end of Swaledale
Catrake Force near Keld
Kisdon Force near Keld
East Gill Force near Keld
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davidx davidx
564 reviews
YD 11 - Beautiful and a bit remote Oct 31, 2010
Although the numbers of visitors to Swaledale has increased, it is nothing like as well visited as Wensleydale or Wharfedale. It lie on the other side of a long ridge from Wensleydale and both sides of Swaledale are littered with remains of lead mining.

This is the closest challenger to Wharfedale for the title of my favourite dale. I love its steep sides, its small but delightful waterfalls and its characteristic barns.

The northernmost of the Dales, Arkengarthdale, flowing from near England's highest inn at Tan Hill joins Sawledale near Reeth.

The delightful town of Richmond and nearby easby Abbey lie just outside the NP. Richmond has a funtioning Georgian theatre.
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