Bibles, Books and Beer
Jun
3
11:00 AM11:00

Bibles, Books and Beer

Join us on a social history walk through the meadows from Keld to Muker covering the history of religion, reading and recreation in Upper Swaledale. Brief stops will be made outside used (and disused) chapels, churches, literary institutes and public houses.

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A Night with Neil Hanson
Nov
26
7:00 PM19:00

A Night with Neil Hanson

Neil Hanson, author, after dinner speaker, manager of (1970s) and later owner of the Tan Hill Inn (1980s) talks of the highs and the lows, the laughter, the blood, sweat (or should I say shivers) and tears that came with running the highest pub in England.

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A Night with Neil Hanson
Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

A Night with Neil Hanson

Neil Hanson, author, after dinner speaker, manager of (1970s) and later owner of the Tan Hill Inn (1980s) talks of the highs and the lows, the laughter, the blood, sweat (or should I say shivers) and tears that came with running the highest pub in England.

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A History of Lead Mining in Keld & Upper Swaledale
Sep
10
2:00 PM14:00

A History of Lead Mining in Keld & Upper Swaledale

A Heritage Open Day Event. The history of lead mining in the Keld area by Helen Guy.  Hear about the feuds between the mining companies including the famous Beldi Hill trial and the typical living conditions of the miners and their families.  Photographic displays & informative handouts to highlight the rich legacy the industry has left on the local landscape.

Free entry, but a donation to the Keld Resource Centre and Keld Chapel would be appreciated.

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Keld Resource Centre at Muker Show
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Keld Resource Centre at Muker Show

We will be present at Muker Show presenting once again our 'Know Your Swaledale Sheep' judging competition.  See if you agree with our expert judge about what makes a prizewinning Swaledale sheep!

First prize a 2 night break in the Keld Manse holiday cottage (subject to conditions).  We hope to see you there!

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Swinner Gill in the Footsteps of Ella Pontefract
Aug
28
11:00 AM11:00

Swinner Gill in the Footsteps of Ella Pontefract

Guided walk with experienced volunteer, David Pemberton.  Walk in the footsteps of Ella Pontefract and Marie Hartley with extracts from their book Swaledale; to Crackpot Hall, home in the 1930s of Alice the wild child of the moors;  Swinner Gill, see the lead mining ruins and paths trod by the lead miners in the 1800s and Hartlakes once the homes & small holdings of the miners, long since abandoned.  Weather permitting, an option to visit Swinner Gill Kirk - waterfall & cave and site of non-conformist worship.  Return via private bridge across the Swale (with thanks to the Gunnerside Estate).   

Degree of difficulty:  Moderate
Booking recommended. Contact Glenda: 01748 886845 or glenda_calvert@hotmail.co.uk
Cost: £5

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Meet the Yorkshire Shepherdess and Guided Walk
Aug
21
1:30 PM13:30

Meet the Yorkshire Shepherdess and Guided Walk

This popular event is now fully booked

We are sorry if you are disappointed. We hope to present it again next year

Meet at the Keld Countryside & Heritage Centre where you will be driven to Ravenseat Farm to meet Amanda Owen, the Yorkshire Shepherdess.  After having one of her famous cream teas be guided by experienced volunteers back to Keld on the Coast to Coast path.

Length of walk: approx 3 miles
Degree of difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Booking essential.  Contact Glenda: 01748 886845 or glenda_calvert@hotmail.co.uk
Cost: £8 including cream tea

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Lead Mines of Beldi Hill Guided Walk
Jul
31
11:00 AM11:00

Lead Mines of Beldi Hill Guided Walk

A guided walk with lead mining enthusiast Helen Guy and experienced volunteer David Pemberton.  The history and practices of lead mining will be explored.  As well as nine sites on public access land, special permission from Gunnerside Estates has been granted to access the exceptionally well preserved Low Level mine. Please bring a packed lunch.

Booking recommended.  Contact Glenda: 01748 886845 or glenda_calvert@hotmail.co.uk
Degree of Difficulty:  Moderate
Cost: £5

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To The Source of the Swale Guided Walk
Jul
9
11:00 AM11:00

To The Source of the Swale Guided Walk

Please note revised start time of 11.00

Meet outside the Keld Countryside and Heritage Centre

A gentle stroll of approx 2.5 miles to discover the source of the Swale.  Car required for the short drive to Hoggarths Bridge.  A pleasant walk through the meadows to the confluence of Birkdale & Sleddale becks - the official source of the Swale.  Strong footwear required or wellington boots if you wish to ford the Swale.  Children welcome.  This walk is through fields with livestock; dogs must be on a lead at all times.

Cost: £3
Booking recommended. Contact Glenda: 01748 886845 or glenda_calvert@hotmail.co.uk

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Flowers of Upper Swaledale Ramble
Jul
2
10:30 AM10:30

Flowers of Upper Swaledale Ramble

Flower identification walk from Keld to Muker in association with Yoredale Natural History Society.  Led by Yoredale's knowledgeable volunteers who will help you identify up to 100 wild flowers between Keld and Muker.  The walk finishes in Muker in time to catch the bus back to Keld.  Alternatively walk back to Keld via the classic circular route.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Length of circular route approx 6 miles
Degree of difficulty: Easy
Cost: £5
Booking recommended - contact Glenda: 01748 886845 or glenda_calvert@hotmail.co.uk

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Waterfalls of the Swale Guided Walk
Jun
25
1:30 PM13:30

Waterfalls of the Swale Guided Walk

Keld has the highest concentration of waterfalls in England - nine dramatic falls within a one mile radius.  Led by experienced volunteers, the walk includes three falls situated on private land (with kind permission from John Rukin).  Dogs must be kept on a lead.  Accompanied children welcome.

Cost: £3.
Booking recommended. Contact Glenda: 01748 886845 or glenda_calvert@hotmail.co.uk

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Birds of Upper Swaledale Guided Walk
May
7
1:30 PM13:30

Birds of Upper Swaledale Guided Walk

Spend a full or a half day with knowledgeable volunteer Rev David Peel observing birds in their moorland, woodland and river habitat.  Please bring own binoculars.  Sorry no dogs or children under 8 years old.  

Cost: £3 (half day), £5 (full day), children free.
Booking essential.  Contact Glenda: 01748 886845 or glenda_calvert@hotmail.co.uk

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Birds of Upper Swaledale Guided Walk
May
7
10:00 AM10:00

Birds of Upper Swaledale Guided Walk

Spend a full or a half day with knowledgeable volunteer Rev David Peel observing birds in their moorland, woodland and river habitat.  Please bring own binoculars.  Sorry no dogs or children under 8 years old.  

Cost: £3 (half day), £5 (full day), children free.
Booking essential.  Contact Glenda: 01748 886845 or glenda_calvert@hotmail.co.uk

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Keld and the First World War
Sep
12
2:00 PM14:00

Keld and the First World War

Keld Chapel

Life in Keld during WWI and its impact on families at the head of the dale.  This event draws on recent research by Gillian Figures into the four men named on the Keld War Memorial.  There is a wealth of new information from letters, artefacts and memories on which this talk is based.

This event is part of the Heritage Open Days programme

No charge but donations to the Keld Resource Centre project and Keld Chapel appreciated. 

Contact:  Glenda Calvert 01748 886845  glenda_calvert@hotmail.co.uk 

 

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Kisdon Circular Guided Walk
Aug
29
11:30 AM11:30

Kisdon Circular Guided Walk

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Guided walk with experienced volunteer, David Pemberton who leads this classic circular walk but with a twist!  A short walk along the road from Keld before joining the Corpse Walk before climbing steeply up Kisdon Hill.  A detour up to the moor to visit the summit cairn and crater pothole.  Lunch stop with stunning views over Muker.  We will stay on Kisdon to drop down past the Pennine Way taking the less used path down to Kisdon Force upper falls. Children welcome (we will take the climb up to Kisdon slowly), dogs welcome.

 Booking advisable.  Contact Glenda Calvert on 01748 886845 or glenda_calvert@hotmail.co.uk

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Meet the Yorkshire Shepherdess
Aug
23
1:30 PM13:30

Meet the Yorkshire Shepherdess

We regret that this event is now fully booked.  We hope to run it again next year.  Many thanks to everyone who has booked places and we are very sorry to those of you who are disappointed.

Meet at the Keld Countryside & Heritage Centre where you will be driven to Ravenseat Farm where you will have the opportunity to meet Amanda Owen, well known - through her book and television appearances - as the Yorkshire Shepherdess.  After enjoying one of her famous cream teas, be guided back to Keld on the Coast to Coast path.
 
No dogs
 
Booking essential. Event now fully booked.

£5 per person (price includes cream tea)

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Jul
12
11:00 AM11:00

Kisdon Classic Circular Guided Walk

Along the Corpse Way over Kisdon to Muker and back beside the River Swale past the runs of Beldi smelt mill at Swinner Gill. 

6.5 Miles moderate.

* In association with the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Further particulars: Reeth National Park Centre 01748 884059 The National Park charges £5 per person for this event

 

 

 

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Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

Flowers of Swaledale Ramble

Flower indentification walk from Keld to Muker in association with Yoredale Natural History Society. Led by Yoredale's knowledgeable volunteers who will help you identify up to 100 wild flowers.  Starting from the Keld Countryside and Heritage Centre, the walk passes through the famous Coronation status hay meadows in Muker where the walk finishes in time to catch the bus back to Keld.  Alternatively walk back to Keld via the classic circular route.  

 

 

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Jun
20
11:00 AM11:00

Swinner Gill Circular

Guided walk with experienced volunteer, David Pemberton.  Walk in the footsteps of the lead miners to Swinner Gill via Crackpot Hall.  Lunch stop (please bring own packed lunch) by the remains of the lead mining buildings.  If weather permits an options to visit Swinner Gill Kirk - waterfall & cave and site of non-conformist worship.  Return via private bridge across the Swale and an optional scramble down to Kisdon Force lower falls (with thanks to the Gunnerside Estate).  Sorry no children.  Dogs welcome but won't be able to visit Swinner Gill Kirk unless carried and must be kept on a short lead through the Gunnerside Estate.  

Booking advisable: Glenda Calvert  (01748 886845)  glenda_calvert@hotmail.co.uk

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Jun
14
11:00 AM11:00

Meadows & Moorland Guided Farm Walk

Join local hill farmer Chris as he walks through his hay meadows then onto the moor and finally in the lower pastures by the River Swale where the Swaledale sheep rears her twin lambs.  Chat as you walk and have all your questions about farming in the dales answered.

Own car required for the short drive to the farm.

Assistance dogs only

Booking not essential but recommended

No charge but donation to the Keld Resource Centre project appreciated.

Contact:  Glenda Calvert 01748 886845  glenda_calvert@hotmail.co.uk

www.tkrc.org.uk

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