Although a tributary dale of Swaledale, this is a landscape and a people who have long held their own identity and in many ways is vastly different to it's neighbour to the south.
While this can be a rugged and lonely landscape, it is also one where mankind has carved his mark down through the ages. From the Neolithic stone age to the settlements of the Vikings and then the lead mines of the Victorians, this land has been changed by the hand of man.
Join the author as, in a series of nine walks, he discovers the history and landscape of this valley.
Walk 1: Kitley Hill, Dale Head and Whaw
Walk 2: Calver Summit
Walk 3: Reeth Circular
Walk 4: Moulds Side
Walk 5: Windegg and Slei Gill
Walk 6: Water Crag
Walk 7: Hurst and the Moresdale Road
Walk 8: Cleasby Hill and Hoove
Walk 9: Sleightholme Moor and William Gill