Keld's peaceful and beautiful surroundings provide an ideal environment for quiet contemplation, reflection and re-creation far away from the stresses and strains of city life. For some people, Keld is a 'thin' place - where the physical and the spiritual come very close together.
In recognition of this, the Keld Well-being Garden was created in 2010. It was a collaborative project between Keld Chapel and Keld Resource Centre on former disused and overgrown land adjacent to the Keld Churchyard.
The views across to nearby Kisdon Hill are breathtaking. The garden features a herb rich grassland, rustic seating from Gayle Mill in Wensleydale, an interpretative sign, spring flowering bulbs, fruiting trees and shrubs and a rough-hewn standing stone. A leaflet on the Garden can be obtained, free of charge, from the Chapel or the Countryside and Heritage Centre nearby.
The well-being garden is open from dawn to dusk every day of the year, free of charge. Access is via the churchyard of Keld Chapel or through the Community Orchard.
Creation of the garden was made possible thanks to a grant from the BIG Lottery Fund.