One of the best dales for walking with an extraordinary variety of scenery and industrial heritage including Gunnerside Gill. Swaledale is not as over touristed as some of the other areas presumably due to it's distance from large habitations. The Gunnerside Gill walk makes use of the excellent Northern Dalesman bus service. To Contents

  • Swaledale near Reeth


Map reading is essential for these walks. The  relevant map is Outdoor Leisure 30 Northern & Central areas (double sided)

Bus services are infrequent in Swaledale.

  • LWB Swaledale Service 30 from Richmond to Keld[Mon to Sat]
  • LWB demand responsive service 01 969 667 400 or 01 969 667 030 bookable 24hr in advance [Mon to Sat] - no service Sunday or BH
  • LWB Dales Connect service will provide Sunday connection via Hawes - book 24 hr in advance or driver 0752 895 7451
  • On Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays Northern Dalesman Dalesbus 830 runs from Ingleton to Richmond via Ribblehead, Hawes, Keld and Reeth with a further service running from Darlington to Hawes in the opposite direction - see www.dalesbus.org for details.
Gunnerside Gill Gunnerside Gill
Swaledale from Swinnergill Crackpot Hall
Swinnergill Swinnergill
Near Reeth  


The Northern DalesBus - a classic bus journey

Buttertubs Pass Ribblehead
At Ribblehead At Gunnerside
  • The Northern DalesBus

Important note:- Whilst the author has taken every care in assembling the information on this site, no responsibility can be accepted for any error or omission herein. If in any doubt walkers should consult the relevant OS map.

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