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On Foot

Trail Walking – so many to choose from, the Coast to Coast, Pennine Way, Corpse way, the Innway.

Ambling – public footpaths everywhere and vast tracts of Open Access land.

Running – fell running, the awesome Swaledale Marathon, orienteering, children’s sports days, local country show fell races with world records to beat.

Circular walks – a plethora of routes, down rugged valleys and mountain streams, wonderful waterfalls, strange limestone rock formations, steep cliffs and caves, gorgeous heather moorland and of course delightful village greens and the welcoming Inn.

Geocaching – plenty of caches here linked to this very popular Global Positioning System (GPS) pastime, go on line to

Skills Coursesmap and compass skills courses to help you make up your own walks and avoid getting lost or misplaced. You can even try night walking, barefoot walking or Nordic walking

Creative – guided photographic and painting tours as well as outdoor events as part of the Swaledale Festival. Visitor Centres - Keld Heritage and Resource Centre provide information and history about the local area; landscape, people and buildings.

Relaxing – great picnic spots next to babbling streams and fords with quaint footbridges where children can play. You could even do nothing, enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this forgotten Dale or walk outside at night and see the Milky Way.

Rocks – plenty of bouldering and a few sites to climb too.

Camping – take your pick, from well-equipped sites to rustic farm fields, camping barns and log cabins. Winter – the snow stops nothing, wax those alpine skis and dig out the toboggans for some real adventure!

Outdoor Centres – from the traditional activities to the complex, with high ropes courses and a zip wire across the river Swale at Marrick Priory - outdoor education and residential centre.

Underground – for the experienced and supervised there are caves and lead mines aplenty with all of the associated industrial archaeology.