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Walking

walking in swaledale

From Crackpot cottage you don't have to go too far if you want to go for some fantastic walks. In fact you don't even need a car. You can set off to 2 very popular walks just by stepping out of our door.

walking from crackpot cottage
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crackpot falls
Crackpot Falls

For a relaxing evening stroll you can walk up the lane to Summer Lodge Farm and enjoy beautiful views of the valley and surrounding farm land dotted with Swaledale sheep and cows. Not to mention the babbling beck running through.

Walking down the hill from Crackpot Cottage, just 10 minutes away on your right hand side  you will find a wooden gate with access to the falls, surrounded by woods and pasture .

Crackpot Reeth 10 miles circular

Start: Crackpot

Distance: 10 miles

Duration: 5 hours

Facilities: Public toilets in Reeth

Refreshments: Reeth

Difficulty: Medium - A great walk along the river Swale on the North side of the river and then across the Swing Bridge to the South of the river back to Crackpot.

a few of our favourite walks nearby
muker to keld circular 7 miles

Start: The Farmers Arms, Muker

Distance: 7 miles       

Duration: 3 hours     

Facilities: Public Toilets at Muker and Keld

Refreshments: Muker and Keld

Difficulty: Medium - A gentle stroll through the meadows then along the River Swale on the stone track to Keld, a steep climb over Kisdon Hill, then all downhill back to Muker.

gunnerside gill 7.5 miles circular

Start: Gunnerside

Distance: 7.5 miles

Duration: 5 hours

Facilities: The Kings Head in Gunnerside

Refreshments: The Kings Head pub and coffee shop

Difficulty: Medium - Striking and unique valley through beautiful woodland and historic buildings.

for more walks in swaledale visit:

Yorkshire Dales National Park: http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

The Walking Englishman: https://www.walkingenglishman.com/dalesswaledale.html

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