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Muker Town Information

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Spider near Usha Gap Mucker Photo © Mick Garratt
Spider near Usha Gap Mucker -
Photo: Mick Garratt CCL

blank image A one-time Viking stronghold, Muker is largely unspoiled and has flower-rich hay meadows of international importance.

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.
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St. Mary's Church Muker Photo © Bill Henderson
St. Mary's Church Muker -
Photo: Bill Henderson CCL