There has been a village in Keld since Scandinavian settlers arrived there between the 9th and 10th centuries, its name deriving from the Norse word for spring or well.
The attractive village is popular with walkers and is on the route of Alfred Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk.
Keld is in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The village is on the River Swale.
Keld is on the Coast to Coast walk, a mostly unmarked 192-mile walk from St Bee's in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire, created from the guide book of renowned hill-walker Alfred Wainwright.
Keld has a community centre.
Restaurant dining can be found in Keld.
Places to stay in Keld include hotel, guest house, holiday home, camping accommodation.
There are public toilets in the village.
Locations of toilets and opening times can be found at this North Yorkshire Council - Public toilets web page.
Place of worship: United Reformed.
Bus travelThe village has an infrequent bus service.
Road travelKeld can be reached via the B6270
Places to visit
Bolton CastleCastle Bolton, near Redmire, North Yorkshire
One of Britain's best-preserved medieval castles was built as one of the finest homes in the land and is still in the ownership of a descendant of the castle's original owner. With a commanding view over Wensleydale, the castle is situated near Redmire, about 5 miles west of
More information at the
Bolton Castle website.
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The Wensleydale Railway
A railway service into Wensleydale running from Scruton and Leeming Bar, near the
Further information at the
Aysgarth Falls have been a much-visited Wensleydale beauty spot and a tourist attraction for more then two centuries. The River Ure falls down a series of rocky steps near to the village of
Hardraw ForceHardraw, near Hawes
Situated about a mile north of
Details can be found on the
Dales Countryside MuseumStation Yard, Burtersett Road, Hawes
The Dales Countryside Museum is located at the former Victorian station in
Find out more at the
Yorkshire Dales National ParkThe western half of Richmondshire is all within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Emergency servicesNorth Yorkshire Police
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Civil parish councilMuker Parish Council
Provides some local services in the area.
Richmondshire District Council ceased from April 1, 2023. From 1974 it was a shire district covering 509 square miles of the mainly rural area of the north west of North Yorkshire with its administrative centre in
The North Yorkshire Council unitary authority takes over services previously operated by Richmondshire District Council. These included local planning, waste collection, street cleaning, parks and car parks, housing and markets.
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The North Yorkshire Council is a new unitary authority formed from the previous County Council from April 1, 2023. It covers the existing county duties including highways, schools, libraries and transport planning over an area of around 3,085 square miles while also taking over the responsibilities of the seven huge district authorities also created in 1974 — Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby — these including local planning, waste collection, street cleaning, parks and car parks, housing and markets.
Councillors were elected to the County Council in 2022 and continue as councillors of the new North Yorkshire Council unitary authority. In that election, the Conservatives gained a slim majority gaining 47 of the 90 seats.
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North Yorkshire Council
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North Yorkshire County Council
North Yorkshire County Council was a shire county authority which existed between 1974 and April 1, 2023, covering duties including highways, schools, libraries and transport planning. It was transformed into the North Yorkshire Council unitary authority on April 1, 2023, while the seven huge district authorities within — Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby — were also abolished.
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