A one-time Viking stronghold, Muker is largely
unspoiled and has flower-rich hay meadows of
A former lead-mining centre, it has pretty stone cottages and visibly celebrates the lives of two of its ‘sons’, Richard and Cherry Kearton, who became early pioneers of wildlife photography.
The local church started life as a 16th century
chapel and used to receive the dead on wicker
biers after they had been carried 12 miles along
the so-called ‘Corpse Way’.
The humpback Ivelet Packhorse Bridge is probably the finest of all Swaledale’s river bridges.