Keld is situated just above the River Swale and is the highest village of Swaledale, 7 miles (9 miles by road) north of
There has been a village in Keld since Scandinavian settlers arrived there between the 9th and 10th centuries, its name deriving from the Norse word for spring or well.
The attractive village is popular with walkers and is on the route of Alfred Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk.
Keld is in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The village is on the River Swale.
Keld is on the Coast to Coast walk, a mostly unmarked 192-mile walk from St Bee's in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire, created from the guide book of renowned hill-walker Alfred Wainwright.
Keld has a community centre.
Restaurant dining can be found in Keld.
Places to stay in Keld include hotel, guest house, holiday home, camping accommodation.
There are public toilets in the village.
Place of worship: United Reformed.
Bus travelThe village has an infrequent bus service.
Road travelKeld can be reached via the B6270
Places to visit
Bolton CastleCastle Bolton, near Redmire, North Yorkshire
One of Britain's best-preserved medieval castles was built as one of the finest homes in the land and is still in the ownership of a descendant of the castle's original owner. With a commanding view over Wensleydale, the castle is situated near Redmire, about 5 miles west of
More information at the
Bolton Castle website.
Find on map:
The Wensleydale Railway
A railway service into the Yorkshire Dales running from Leeming Bar, near the A1(M) towards Bedale, Finghall, Leyburn and Redmire, at the edge of the
Further information at the
Aysgarth Falls have been a much-visited Wensleydale beauty spot and a tourist attraction for more then two centuries. The River Ure falls down a series of rocky steps near to the village of
Hardraw ForceHardraw, near Hawes
Situated about a mile north of
Details can be found on the
Dales Countryside MuseumStation Yard, Burtersett Road, Hawes
The Dales Countryside Museum is located at the former Victorian station in
Find out more at the
Yorkshire Dales National ParkThe western half of Richmondshire is all within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Emergency servicesNorth Yorkshire Police
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Civil parish councilMuker Parish Council
Provides some local services in the area.
Information at district council website
Richmondshire District Council
Richmondshire district council is one of the seven large district authorities within the county of North Yorkshire. It covers 509 square miles of the mainly rural area of the north west of North Yorkshire with its administrative centre in
Much of the district is within the
Up to 2019 the council was made up of 34 councillors representing 24 wards, each electing between 1 and 3 councillors. After Boundary Commission review the number of seats from the 2019 election is down from 34 to 24. Councillors are now elected across 16 wards: 1 with three councillors, 6 with two councillors and 9 with one councillor. The whole council is elected every four years.
There are also 54 Parish or Town Councils and 26 Parish Meetings within the Richmondshire district.
Richmondshire District Council website.
The political composition of the council after the May 2019 election was:
County authorityNorth Yorkshire County Council
Includes Richmondshire and six other non-unitary districts of North Yorkshire.
Police and Crime CommissionerPolice and Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire
Covers the county of North Yorkshire and City of York.
Fire AuthorityThe North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service was previously governed by the North Yorkshire Combined Fire Authority made up of elected members from across the broad areas of North Yorkshire and City of York councils which it serves. Following a ministerial announcement in June 2018 the governance of the fire service was transferred to the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire from 15 November 2018.
Further information at the