Coast to Coast: Keld to Reeth

This was an 11+ mile walk from Keld to Reeth in the Swaledale area.

We didn’t stay here, but it looks like a good place to rest yours.IMG_8414


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IMG_8424 IMG_8426 IMG_8428 IMG_8435 An old tractor. Wouldn’t start.IMG_8437 IMG_8441 IMG_8442 IMG_8444Hiking down to an old abandoned lead mining works. The miners would dam up the Swale river at the top and then release the water all at once. Called hushing, the river would wash away all the top soil revealing the presence or absence of minerals. You can click on the photo for a nice description of the history of the Swaledale area.
IMG_8448 IMG_8452 IMG_8453 A closer look at the mining operation.IMG_8458 IMG_8459 IMG_8460 IMG_8461

Katharine heading back up the other side.IMG_8462 Looking down at the smelt where the ore was made into lead soup for children or maybe not.IMG_8465 Here’s what the hush would leave behind.IMG_8467 IMG_8468 Old lead gang smelting mill.IMG_8477 IMG_8478 IMG_8484 IMG_8485 See, I told you.IMG_8486 IMG_8491 IMG_8493 IMG_8495 IMG_8496 An old building with a thatched roof.IMG_8498 Entering Reeth.IMG_8500



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