View towards Harker Hill and Grinton
View of the River Swale from Bracken Hill
Those who admire wonderful landscapes - and there are many who do - will quickly recognise that in Swaledale you have some of the finest and most stunning scenery the Yorkshire Dales can offer. A narrow dale with steep sided slopes leading up to high fell tops, heather clad and ablaze with colour in summer, there is a magical dimension to Swaledale, decorated by its miles of drystone walls, many climbing up improbable angles and then disappearing into the clouds. Its outstanding array of stone barns, scattered here and everywhere and a monument to an earlier age of farming although some are still in use today. Walks amidst this scenery abound in every direction, along banks of the river and the tumbling mountain streams that seem to be everywhere and over the moorland tops where if the panoramic views do not take your breath away, the wind certainly will.
View of Muker from Kisdon