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1. Swaledale (1) Walking up Gunnerside Gill from Gunnerside Village

Illustrates part of Walk 14 "Around Gunnerside" and all of Walk 16 "Gunnerside Gill" in Paul Hannon's "Walking Country - Swaledale" OR Walk 1 "Gunnerside Gill and Blakethwaite Dams" in Stephen I. Robinson's "Her Master's Walks - Swaledale"

Gunnerside is a small village tucked into the northern hillside of Swaledale. It lies at the foot of Gunnerside Gill with its long industrial history of mining and good place to start a circular walk up Gunnerside Ghyll.

 

 

Evidence of the old lead mining is all around Gunnerside Gill with 'scars', waste tips and building ruins.

Evidence of the old lead-silver mining is all around Gunnerside Gill with 'scars', waste tips and building ruins viewed from Jingle Pot Edge on the west side of Gunnerside Beck across to Melbecks Moor.

 

Ruined buildings of Blakethwaite Smelt Mill from the mining operations in Gunnerside Gill.

Ruined buildings of the once hot and busy Blakethwaite Smelt Mill from the mining operations in Gunnerside Gill on the banks of Gunnerside Beck.

 

More buildings from the mining operations with the landscape artist Peter M. Hicks in the foreground (link to his website near foot of page).

More buildings from the mining operations with the landscape artist Peter M. Hicks in the foreground.

 

Evidence of the old lead mining is all around Gunnerside Gill with 'scars', waste tips and building ruins.

 

There is a good flow of water down Gunnerside Beck

There is a good flow of water down Gunnerside Beck which would have kept the Blakethwaite Dams well filled (remains below).

which would have kept the Blakethwaite Dams well filled

 

After the walk you may take some refreshment at the 'Kings Head' or the Ghyllfoot Tearoom!

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Gunnerside Village, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, Northern England

Gunnerside Village, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, Northern England

Gunnerside Village, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, Northern England

Gunnerside village, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Swaledale: Gunnerside is small village tucked into the northern side of Swaledale. It is a good place to do a circular walk taking in the magnificent Gunnerside Gill with its atmospheric traces of lead mining operations.

The Ghyllfoot Tearoom is a good place to start or finish a walk.

Gunnerside Village, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, Northern England

Gunnerside Village, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, Northern England

Gunnerside Village, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, Northern England

The Kings Head is, I think, the only pub in the village of Gunnerside and a popular watering hole especially in the summer. Rather a splendid scarecrow was seated outside in the Autumn of 2008.

Gunnerside Village, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, Northern England

Gunnerside Village, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, Northern England

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