The highest village in Swaledale, Keld has a
glorious history dating back at least to the
It is surrounded by steep and mysterious fells and was an important centre for lead mining in the 19th century.
A rambler’s paradise, Keld is where the Pennine
Way crosses the Coast to Coast footpath.
Nearby are limestone cliffs and a number of waterfalls, including Kisdon Force, Wain Wrath Force and Catrake Force.