Keld Resource Centre
Experience Upper Swaledale and support our work at the same time by booking a holiday or short break in our luxurious holiday cottage
Who we are
We are a community-based charitable organisation working with local partners and the wider community in the remote, rural area of Upper Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales.
We are funded through our own activities, donations and via partnerships with other charities, local authorities and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.
What we do
> Promote Upper Swaledale to visitors
> Explain our unique heritage, landscape and environment through exhibitions, events and guided walks
> Conserve and improve the local built environment
> Provide facilities for the community and visitors
> Support the fragile rural economy and encourage economic development
We are two thirds of the way through our programme to restore three heritage buildings in Keld and return them to productive use.
We have opened a holiday cottage, Countryside & Heritage Centre, an events and activity space, a well-being garden and a community orchard, as well as organising a thriving events and activity programme.
A self-development session delivered by John Lloyd in beautiful Upper Swaledale. The workshop will help you to develop a greater understanding of yourself; improve your self confidence; help you to manage difficult situations, make better decisions and develop a life plan to increase contentment and happiness.
Flower identification walk in association with Yoredale Natural History Society. Identify up to 100 wild flowers along a scenic walk to the famous Muker hay meadows. Return to Keld on foot via the Hartlakes route or catch the bus back if you prefer.
New for 2019: this walk explores the abandoned Great Sled Dale, west of Keld.
Back again by very popular demand. Meet at Keld Resource Centre for car transport to Ravenseat farm, home of Amanda Owen, the Yorkshire Shepherdess. Enjoy a cream tea with the Owen family followed by a gentle walk with stunning views back to Keld via the picturesque waterfalls and the river Swale.
Join us for a pleasant walk from Muker to Ivelet Bridge, then climbing up Oxnop Gill to return to Muker via Rash. Meadows, moorland and mixed woodland with lovely views of Kisdon.
Following on from the successful 'Every Barn Tells a Story' local history project, join our guided walk from Keld to Angram and back, exploring the many barns in Upper Swaledale, which formed part of a self-sustaining farming system. You can find out more about the project at the Countryside and Heritage Centre in Keld and online.
A guided walk following the Pennine Way to the summit of Great Shunner Fell, offering panoramic views of Swaledale and Wensleydale.
A guided local history walk covering the mining sites of Crackpot Hall, Swinnergill and then taking the high hillside route down to Arngill, Rampsholme Bridge and then returning to Keld.
Our 2019 Heritage Open Day event tells the story of Selina Cooper: how this modest Lancashire mill girl found something in her Keld experience which changed her life and contributed to her distinguished history as a suffragist.