Muker and Kisdon Hill
Walk 2 - Muker -Kisdon Hill - Keld 5½ miles circular (a family walk- recommended). Park in the pay and display carpark in Muker or alternatively arrive by bus. The Northern Dalesman bus service runs on Sundays amd bank holidays.Back to Swaledale
Looking towards Keld from Kisdon Hill and Muker village
From Muker car park walk up through the village (away from main road). Take the track from near the post office. This passes through several gates and winds it's way up Kisdon Hill. After a few twists and turns the Pennine Way is crossed near a cottage. Carry straight on up the hill with a wall on the left. Pass through a gate and bear diagonally left to top of hill. The path passes through a gate and becomes a track descending down to the Thwaite-Keld road. Turn right and walk along the road for 1/4 mile. Then turn right into Keld.
There is a useful tea shop located in the farm in the centre of Keld. Leaving Keld near the chapel there is an enclosed path running down towards the Swale. Bear right at the fork to follow the footpath back to Muker. This passes through woodland emerging in pasture at the riverside. Maintaining the river bank proceed to Rampholme Bridge. Do not cross the bridge but follow the flagged path through several fields to reach Muker.
Note: a decision can be made at Keld whether to take in Kisdon Force waterfall - not recommended for very young children as the going is rough and a bit of a scramble at times. If so, proceed down to the river after leaving Keld and follow the ubdulating path through te trees dodging fallen trees etc.. Do not make an immediate descent down to the waterfall but shortly after passing there is a more easily graded path. The path then rejoins the main footpath in a short distance to cintinue to Muker
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Swale Gorge near Keld / Farmers Arms and Muker village / Muker Village Institute
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