The Handy Guide To Swaledale (No2)
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[Partial content relating to Upper Swaledale only]

The Handy Guide To Swaledale (No2) - page 45


To Langthwaite via Healaugh. - To Healaugh by the main road. Turn R. through Thiernswood (a pretty sylvan walk in itself) and over the moor to Bouldershaw and Langthwaite, returning by the main road to Reeth. Distance : 9 miles.

This walk may be shortened by half by taking choice of two or three footpaths on the W. and S. sides of Mount Calver. In the longer journey the main road may be left near Arkletown for a footpath crossing Low Moor.

To Maiden Castle. - By the high road to Healaugh, and from there across the Swale as mentioned under the heading Healaugh. Distance from Reeth to the "Castle": about 2½ miles.

To Crackpot. - Cross the Swale by the stepping stones at Healaugh or by Low Whita Bridge (a mile beyond the village), and follow the road on the N.

The Handy Guide To Swaledale (No2) - page 46

side of the river. After crossing Crackpot Gill, turn L. up the ravine to the village. Distance to Crackpot: 5½ miles (see Low Row).

Crackpot Fall near Low Row
Crackpot Fall, near Low Row
A Long Drive. - A popular drive from Reeth or Grinton (conveyances can be readily obtained at either place) is through Arkengarthdale to Tan Hill, down West Stonesdale to Keld, Angram, Thwaite, Muker, Gunnerside, Low Row and Healaugh to Reeth. Distance : 32 miles.
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