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Walking Swaledale (1)

1.Walking up Gunnerside Gill from Gunnerside Village - the industrial archaeological sites of 18th and 19th century lead mines

OR circular walk via Ivelet, Gunnerside Pasture and back down the east side of Gunnerside Beck

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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"

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Walking up Gunnerside Gill from Gunnerside Village

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.

Gunnerside village in Swaledale

 

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 (more pictures further down the page) 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. Down the valley runs Gunnerside Beck.

 

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 which would have kept the Blakethwaite Dams well filled

There is a good flow of water down Gunnerside Beck which would have kept the Blakethwaite Dams well filled  - remains of the dam wall still exist.

 

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


A circular walk via the village of Ivelet, Gunnerside Pasture and back down the east side of Gunnerside Beck to Gunnerside Village

Gunnerside Beck lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Gunnerside Beck

 

Road bridge over Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Community garden lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England Gunnerside Community garden lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

The community garden in Gunnerside village

 Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Walking west from Gunnerside towards Ivelet, near the north bank of the River Swale

 Gunnerside River Swale lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

heading west, north bank of River Swale

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Typical Swaledale barn and footbridge between Gunnerside and Ivelet

 

Ivelet village lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Looking back down to Ivelet as you walk past (behind trees) Gunnerside Lodge

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Crossing Shore Gill above Ivelet and heading north-west towards the valley of Gunnerside Beck.

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England Looking west towards Gunnerside.

 Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

looking across to the eastern side of Gunnerside Beck from Gunnerside Pasture

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Looking north up Gunnerside valley.

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Beck processing ore area lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

One of the sites once used for sorting processing the lead ores from lead mines tunnelled into the valley side.

Gunnerside Gill is a really good industrial archaeology site.

 

Gunnerside Gill valley industrial archaeology site lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England Gunnerside Beck Mine shop lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

The mine shop - part of the impressive Gunnerside valley industrial archaeology site

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Beck Sir Frances`Level air receiver lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England Gunnerside Beck Sir Frances`Level air receiver lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

The Sir Frances`Level air receiver

Gunnerside Beck Sir Frances`Level air receiver lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Waste tips from the lead mines below Jingle Pot Edge lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Waste tips from the lead mines below Jingle Pot Edge

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

The mine workings

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Lime kiln below Winterings Scar

Gunnerside Gill Lime kiln below Winterings Scar lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Looking across Gunnerside Gill to the mine shop on the west side of Gunnerside Gill

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Beck walled enclosures of the Winterings lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

The walled enclosures of the Winterings

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Beck Whin Hall ? lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Whin Hall ?

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Gill Farmhouse at Potting lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Farmhouse at Potting

Gunnerside Gill Farmhouse at Potting lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England Gunnerside Gill Farmhouse at Potting lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Looking back towards Whin Hall, Potting and the Winterings.

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Looking west up Swaledale from the Potting farmhouse

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Now heading south-west back to Gunnerside Village.

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Lots of great views over Gunnerside.

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Heading down towards

Gunnerside Lane Foot lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England Gunnerside Lane Foot lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Lane Foot and the story of the cottages that once stood here and the families that here dating from the 17th century to the19th century.

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

reat view of Gunnerside looking west up Swaledale circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

A great view of Gunnerside looking west up Swaledale

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Typical barns and fields in Swaledale near Gunnerside village

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

The Lodge Green area ? of Gunnerside

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England Gunnerside Beck Ghyllfoot tearoom and Bistro lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Ghyllfoot tearoom and Bistro

 

Gunnerside Mary Shaw's Cafe lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England Gunnerside Mary Shaw's Cafe lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Mary Shaw's Cafe

 

Gunnerside Beck Ivelet lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

Across the road by the bridge over the Gunnerside Beck is the Kings Head pub

Gunnerside Kings Head pub lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England Gunnerside Kings Head pub lead mining sites circular walk, industrial archaeology, North Yorkshire, England

 


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Index of Swaledale Walks

Swaledale (1) Walking up Gunnerside Gill from Gunnerside Village, Lead Mining sites

Swaledale (2) Marske - circular walk via Clints Wood and Orgate Force

Swaledale (3) Fremington Edge and Hurst walks from Reeth

Swaledale (4) Circular walks from Muker including Oxnop Gill, High Oxnop, Satron, River Swale & Ivelet Bridge

Swaledale (5) Circular walks via Muker, River Swale, Crackpot Hall, Swinner Gill, Keld and Kisdon Hill

Swaledale (6) The Village of Reeth and circular walk via Calver Hill and Healaugh

Swaledale (7) The Village of Grinton on the River Swale, St Andrew's Church and Marrick Priory

Swaledale (8) Walking from Langthwaite, Arkengarthdale up Sleigill, Booze Moor, Whaw

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

Index of Swaledale Walks

Swaledale (1) Walking up Gunnerside Gill from Gunnerside Village, Lead Mining sites

Swaledale (2) Marske - circular walk via Clints Wood and Orgate Force

Swaledale (3) Fremington Edge and Hurst walks from Reeth

Swaledale (4) Circular walks from Muker including Oxnop Gill, High Oxnop, Satron, River Swale & Ivelet Bridge

Swaledale (5) Circular walks via Muker, River Swale, Crackpot Hall, Swinner Gill, Keld and Kisdon Hill

Swaledale (6) The Village of Reeth and circular walk via Calver Hill and Healaugh

Swaledale (7) The Village of Grinton on the River Swale, St Andrew's Church and Marrick Priory

Swaledale (8) Walking from Langthwaite, Arkengarthdale up Sleigill, Booze Moor, Whaw

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