Marske & Telfit Bank

As you may know if you’ve been following this blog for a while, Swaledale is our favourite place to get out for a walk. Relatively close to home and much less crowded than places like Wensleydale and Ribblesdale, Swaledale has more than its fair share of dramatic scenery and public footpaths to lead you toContinue reading “Marske & Telfit Bank”

The Head of Swaledale

Swaledale is our favourite dale. Wilder, remoter, quieter. It’s our go to choice for a local walk on a weekend. Usually we head to Reeth to walk one of the many footpaths criss-crossing the dramatic swathes of moor littered with the industrial ruins of the lead mining industry, but last weekend we ventured slightly furtherContinue reading “The Head of Swaledale”

Keld & Kisdon Hill

Anyone who has read my blog Super Swaledale will know that Swaledale is by far my favourite of the Dales. There’s a sense of remoteness that you just don’t get anywhere else: not just on the hills and fells of the dale, but also in the tiny communities which are scattered in the far reachesContinue reading “Keld & Kisdon Hill”

Fremington Edge

Fremington Edge, or ‘Fermenting Pike’ as it was once mistakenly called by a friend of ours, is a five kilometre limestone escarpment which dominates the landscape to the north of Reeth. This dramatic swathe of scree and rock is littered with relics of the area’s mining history, with old shafts and openings sprinkled haphazardly alongContinue reading “Fremington Edge”

Super Swaledale: 6 Walks for the Uninitiated

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I bang on about Swaledale all the time. I am 100% guilty and completely unapologetic! Swaledale is my absolute favourite part of the Dales. It is more rugged than the ever-so-slightly manicured Wensleydale to the South, and much quieter than the tourist hotspots of Malhamdale and Ribblesdale.Continue reading “Super Swaledale: 6 Walks for the Uninitiated”

Reeth River Walk

Another week in lockdown, so I thought I’d share one of my favourite local walks. Starting from the village of Reeth, take a gentle stroll along the river Swale to the pretty village of Healaugh. This is a relatively short and gentle walk, with a similar route available on Where2Walk. This route goes a bitContinue reading “Reeth River Walk”