Swaledale is a beautiful valley full of fields and meadows enclosed by dry stone walls, there are lots of field barns too. Early in August we visited Richmond, Reeth, Crackpot and Muker. The dale also features in the coast to coast walk from St Bees on the west coast to Robin Hoods Bay on the east coast, Reeth is roughly half way across.
Reeth was very busy and while very picturesque it was not easy, nay impossible, to get a ‘clean’ shot that wasn’t full of people and cars. Muker was quite different, we arrived late afternoon and it was fairly quiet. It’s a really beautiful little village. Earlier we had stopped off at Crackpot, what a great name! There is a waterfall there that is sat in the woods and while it is quite small I think it is a really special little place.