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Yorkshire Dales - Coast to Coast

Kirkby Stephen to Richmond - Article Index

Walking the Yorkshire Dalest section of the Coast to Coast path is traditionally divided into 3 different sections, each corresponding to one day's walking

  • Kirkby Stephen to Keld
  • Keld to Reeth
  • Reeth to Richmond
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Yorkshire Dales Map
Kirkby Stephen to Keld
Birkdale Common
Birkdale Common is a huge upland blanket bog, part of the Coast to Coast, and the main source of the River Swale
Hartley Birkett
Also known as Birkett Hill, Hartley Birkett is circumnavigated just before ascending to the Nine Standards
Lady Dike Head
Lady Dike is part of the Coast to Coast path where it traverses the worst of the blanket bog on Birkdale Common
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Millstones
Millstones is a area of Birkdale Common where the blanket bog gives way to an area of millstone grit
Nine Standards Rigg
Nine Standards are a set of tall stone conical cairns standing on the ridge top of Hartley Fell near Kirkby Stephen
Oven Mouth
In Whitsun Dale, the Whitsundale Beck passes through a small looped gorge on its way to the River Swale
Whitsun Dale
Whitsundale, to Coast to Coast walkers, is the end of the walk over the blanket bog of Birkdale Common
Keld to Reeth
Buzzard Scar
Buzzard Scar is a limestone escarpment overlooking the River Swale and the Swinner Gill between Keld and Reeth
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Crackpot Hall
Crackpot Hall dates to the 16th century and a mystery involving a feral child was recently resolved by the BBC
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East Gill Force
East Gill Force is a small waterfall close to the bridge across the River Swale as the Coast to Coast path leaves Keld
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Gunnerside Bottoms
The lower route of the Coast to Coast, after it passes Muker along the Swale, encounters Gunnerside Bottoms
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Ivelet Bridge
Ivelet Bridge is a narrow, single span arched stone bridge dating to the 16th century, crossing the River Swale
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Old Gang Mines
The Old Gang Lead Mines straddle the high moor top of Lownathwaite, but are now disused
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Ramps Holme Bridge
This narrow, unique bridge connects a path from Muker to the low level Coast to Coast walk around Swaledale
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River Swale
The Swale is the most popular of the Yorkshire Dales rivers and is edged for much of its way by the Coast to Coast path
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Surrender Bridge
Surrender Bridge is known for its prominence in the opening scenes of the BBC tv series "All Creatures Great and Small"
Reeth to Richmond
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Applegarth Scar
Applegarth Scar, a series of limestone cliffs, perched above the River Swale, just north east of Marske
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Ellers Beck
Ellers Beck is midway between Marrick and Marske on undulating farmland on the Coast to Coast path
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Gallop End Limekiln
This ancient limekiln is found at the rear of Hollins Farm, below the cliff edge of Deer Park Wood, Marske
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Marrick Abbey
The remains of Marrick Abbey date to the 12th century, formerly for the Benedictine Nuns, now an outdoor centre
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Marrick Smelt Mill
This ancient and well preserved smeltmill dates to 1574 and has the best preserved smelt hearth in England
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Nuns Steps
The Nuns Steps are paved steps providing foot passage from Marrick Abbey through Steps Wood, to Marrick