A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Yorkshire Dales starting and finishing in North Yorkshire, England, about 14.54km (9.03 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:30. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Keld, Richmond, North Yorkshire, England
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 20 Oct 2011
ay down the end of Swaledale is Great Shunner Fell. It's a popular hill, accessible from either Swaledale or Wensleydale. The ground can get boggy - it's on the watershed of both dales, feeding the rivers that charge through them - but it's a fantastic little corner of the Dales.
Keld and Thwaite, the nearby villages, are accessible via the Dales & District buses, but note the last bus leaves Keld at about 3pm, and there are no buses on Bank Holidays or Sunday outside of the summer months. Better to make an overnight trip of it and stay at the Tan Hill Inn, about 4 km north of Keld: www.tanhillinn.co.uk.
The bunk room is a cheap option and includes a full English breakfast the next day. Alternatively book a room at Keld Lodge in the village: www.keldlodge.com