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Muker & Upper Swaledale from Keld
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Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

Ascent - 1300 feet / 394 metres

Time - 4 hours 30 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This Yorkshire Daless walk explores the charm and character of Upper Swaledale, one of the great valleys in the National Park. The route is easy to follow, offers fine views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Muker is also an interesting village and typical of many in this area. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and West

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