The Legacy of the Kearton Brothers
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

The Legacy of the Kearton Brothers

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. 

Booking essential

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Keld Resource Centre Open Day
Aug
5
10:00 AM10:00

Keld Resource Centre Open Day

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.

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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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