In Keld “a sundial records the hours but time is measured in centuries” (Alfred Wainwright).
The Resource Centre at Keld is a registered charity working with the local community to make use of three Grade 2 listed buildings. The Literary Institute is open all year and is well worth visiting to gain an understanding of the history of Keld and it’s farming community.
The Resource Centre holds a number of events throughout the year, including the ‘Keld Festival’, guided walks, talks and presentations.
In the summer months refreshments are available at Rukins Campsite/ Tea Shop and Keld Lodge.
In the winter months a pop up self service Tea Room is open in the Public Hall with homemade cake donated by the residents of Keld. All donations go to the Keld Public Hall fund. For further information see our Facebook page Keld Public Hall – Swaledale.
Keld lies at the centre of the highest concentration of waterfalls in England. Within about one kilometre there are at least nine significant waterfalls with public access to six.
Local residents have written a guide to help navigate around the accessible ones, Hoggart’s Leap, Catrake Force, Wainwath Force (where we swim in Summer!) East Gill Force (the crossing point of the Coast to Coast and Pennine Way trails), Kisdon Upper Force and Kisdon Lower Force.