Taken at the Village of Keld at the Head of Swaledale.
A 3 Shot HDR Processed in Photomatix Pro.
Fuji Fs 100, Tripod Mounted.
Keld is a hamlet in the English county of North Yorkshire. It is situated on Swaledale, in the Yorkshire Dales. The name derives from the Viking word Kelda meaning a spring, and the village was once called Appletre Kelde – the spring near the apple trees.
Keld is the crossing point of the Coast to Coast Walk and the Pennine Way long distance footpaths at the head of Swaledale. At the height of the lead-mining boom in Swaledale in the late 19th century, the village had a population of around 6,000. During this period, a series of remarkable buildings – now Grade II listed – were erected: these include the Congregational and Methodist chapels, the school and the Literary Institute.
Unfortunately Keld does not contain a shop. There was a Youth Hostel but this closed in October 2006; the building has since reopened as Keld Lodge, a hotel with bar and restaurant. There is a series of four waterfalls close to Keld at a limestone gorge on the River Swale. These are Kisdon Force, East Gill Force, Catrake Force and Wain Wath Force.