Keld

Keld Head, Swaledale

Keld is a hamlet at the head of Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales.

The geography here is a little unusual in that the valley effectively splits in to two, with the infant River Swale taking a route to the north of Kisdon Hill while the road takes to the south over a hardly discernable watershed and along the valley of Thwaitedale through Thwaite to converge with the Swale (and Swaledale proper) downstream again at Muker.

Heading off in the opposite direction a small road leads over the moors to Tan Hill, as does the Pennine Way, which crosses the Coast to Coast Walk in this vicinity also.


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