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See also other walks involving Arkengarthdale

Illustrates Walk 8 "Fremington Edge" in Paul Hannon's "Walking Country - Swaledale"

and Walk 5 "Fremington Edge, Hurst and Arkle Beck" in Stephen I. Robinson's "Her Master's Walks - Swaledale"

Looking towards Fremington Edge from the centre of Reeth village.

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Reeth Bridge

You walk down from Reeth centre to cross Reeth Bridge and head northwest skirting High Fremington from which you have a good view of Reeth.

 

Looking down on High Fremington

 

A good view of Reeth and Calver Hill

 

A broad view of Reeth and Swaledale from above High Fremington

 

Calver Hill and Arkengarthdale to the right.

 

The excellent views continue on the climb up to Fremington Edge.

 

Calver Hill and Arkengarthdale on the way up to Fremington Edge

 

The first clear view of Fremington Edge Top with the spoil from lead mining and chert quarrying.

 

From Fremington Edge Top you walk almost due north to the old mining hamlet of Hurst of just a few houses.

 

The mining chimneys and spoil heaps at Hurst

 

A small copse of woodland at Hurst, surrounded by the barren land of the mining spoil heaps.

 

After Hurst the track goes roughly west until you meet Fremington Edge again. and look down into Arkengarthdale.

 

You head NWW to cairns and disused tips and shafts

 

One of the cairns at Fell End and you look across Slei Gill to the great gash of North Rake Hush

 

Looking down on the tiny hamlet of Booze in Arkengarthdale - a very small village indeed!

 

The waste tips from mining above Storthwaite Hall

 

Storthwaite Hall

 

The walk turns sharp right to head southeast in the general direction of Reeth with Fremington Edge up on your left.

 

You follow the Arkle Beck for a time.

 

Looking northwest up Arkengarthdale as you head for Reeth.

 

Pleasant walking to Castle Farm House with evidence of sheep shearing!

 

A deserted farmhouse

 

By the Arkle Beck again

 

Heading down towards Reeth

 

Only sheep for company today!

 

Fremington Edge

 

 

 

 

 

The White House up on the right

 

A fine barn below Fremington Edge

 

Back over Reeth Bridge

 


Part of another walk - views of Fremington Edge when walking on the eastern and southern sides of Claver Hill on Reeth Moor

Limestone cliffs above the River Swale near Reeth.

In the distance, the limestone cliffs of Fremington Edge above the River Swale near Reeth.

 

Limestone cliffs near Reeth.

Limestone cliffs near Reeth.

 

The scarred lead mining area and walking on tracks used by miners.

Rays of sunshine fall on the ramblers at their picnic!

 

The scarred lead mining area and walking on tracks used by miners.

The scarred lead mining area and walking on tracks used by miners.

 

Another of those Dales barns!

Another of those Dales barns! with Fremington Edge in the distant left, below it is Reeth

 

Evening sun on the limestone cliffs near Reeth.

Evening sun on the limestone cliffs of Fremington Edge from west of Reeth.

 

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