16/10/2020

The stunning Keld waterfall walk in Swaledale, Yorkshire, near the Tan Hill Inn

 

Wain With Force Keld Waterfall Walk Swaledale Richmond near Tan Hill Yorkshire Dales best route map
The stunning view of the waterfalls at Wain Wath Force is what attracted me to this area in the first place and there are lots of other waterfalls on this short walk 



Map route of this excellent and short Keld waterfall walk


Map route Keld Waterfall Walk Swaledale Richmond near Tan Hill Yorkshire Dales best route map
This nice little waterfall walk starts at Keld - heads along the Pennine Way to Kidson Force, which is the trickiest to get to as you need to watch out for the gap in the wall and then follow a step path down to the lower falls. You then retrace your steps, and cross the River Swale over the bridge to see East Gil Force at East Stoneside - then you head to Catrake Force to teh northern path on the Rover Swale and onto Wain Wath Force, which is my favourite of all the waterfalls on this walk. Its an easy walk back along the minor quiet road back to Keld.



Walking details of the Keld Waterfall Walk

Distance: 2.6mile

Time: 1.5 - 2 hours with stops
Difficulty: Easy (just be careful on the path down to Kidson Force) 



My photos of the waterfalls on this nice little walk 


Kids Force Keld Waterfall Walk Swaledale Richmond near Tan Hill Yorkshire Dales best route map
Kidson Lower Falls is the trickiest waterfall to get to on this walk due to the steep little path down, but once you are here it's an impressive sight. If it's a warm summer day you may also see people jumping off the waterfall into the deep plunge pools below!


East Gill Force Keld Waterfall Walk Swaledale Richmond near Tan Hill Yorkshire Dales best route map
East Gill Force is one of the smaller waterfalls on this route but its a very photogenic place.


Wain Wath Force Keld Waterfall Walk Swaledale Richmond near Tan Hill Yorkshire Dales best route map
Wain Wath Force is the last waterfall on this walk and the perfect place to stop a while and enjoy the scenery. It's also a great place for wild swimming if you fancy cooling off :-)


and finally...



Tan Hill Inn Walks Keld Waterfall Walk Swaledale Richmond near Tan Hill Yorkshire Dales best route map
This waterfall walk starting at Keld is only a 30 min drive from the famous Tan Hill Inn, the highest Inn in the UK - so that is also worth a visit for a bite to eat or a drink. Or if you are staying at the Tan Hill - then this waterfall walk is a good one to do that is close by! 



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