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 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.
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.
Find out more about the remarkable story of Richard and Cherry Kearton with this special talk and exhibition. From their childhoods in Thwaite, where they developed their interest in the natural world, the Kearton brothers became celebrated pioneers of wildlife photography.
Noted local historian Duncan Bythell looks back on the history of Keld from 1870-1970. His lecture considers the causes and chronology of massive change in Keld as a community over the last 150 years.
Join us for a guided walk through the rich lead mining landscape of Gunnerside Gill, covering the Sir Francis, Lowanthwaite and Blakethwaite mining sites and opencast hillside hushing remains.
Please note: the walk starts from outside the King's Head pub in Gunnerside.
Come to our talk and public exhibition on the history and farming management of the hardy Swaledale sheep - the iconic emblem of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Afternoon cream teas will be served in the Keld Resource Centre Upper Room - all proceeds will support our future work.
Come and join us for our annual Open Day. There will be themed displays, short guided walks, a tombola stall and afternoon cream teas. See the new display panels and audio booth for the Yorkshire Dales National Park 'Every Barn Tells A Story' project and find out about the progress of the Community Orchard. Find out about our future exciting plans and events.
Meet at Keld Resource Centre and travel by car to Ravenseat Farm, home of Amanda Owen - the Yorkshire Shepherdess - and her family. Enjoy afternoon tea served by the Owen family followed by a gentle guided walk back to Keld.
Advance booking is essential for this event.
In the 1930s Ella and Marie travelled throughout Swaledale and grew to love the landscape, people and traditions of the dale. Local professional photographer Ian Short presents his photographic interpretation of Ella and Marie’s writings on Swaledale
This guided walk will take you in the footsteps of Ella Pontefract and Mary Hartley with extracts from their book Swaledale. Sites to be visited include Crackpot Hall, Swinnergill and Hartlakes. Weather permitting there will be the option to visit Swinnergill Kirk cave and waterfall.
We're teaming up with Magnificent Meadows to celebrate National Meadows Day on 1 July. Join our guided walk - organised in association with Yoredale Natural History Society - from Keld to Muker, following the footpath through the famous flower-rich hay meadows that Swaledale is famous for.
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.