We conserve, promote and explain the unique heritage and environment of Upper Swaledale, supporting our community of residents and visitors.


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 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

Our impact

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.


Share pictures of your visit to Keld on social media for everyone to enjoy.  Watch our video and find out more about what you can do when you visit - and how to tell others about your experience.

We look forward to welcoming you to Keld soon.


Keld's Waterfalls

We're home to one of the finest groups of waterfalls in England.  Watch our video to find out what you can see if you visit Keld and follow our special waterfalls walk.