To Muker

Length: 3.7 miles one way. Height change: 570ft one way. Time: 1hr 15min one way.

Link to Ordnance survey

A simple there and back walk along the valley bottom from Gunnerside to Muker taking in Ivlet and the old pack horse bridge at Ivlet: a great subject for photography. One of the highlights of the walk in early summer is the part of the walk from the crossing of the Swale to Muker through the meadows, which at that time of year are covered in wild flowers. Don’t forget to look back up the Dale towards the ruins of Crackpot Hall, which have been watching over the Swale since the early 1800’s. Muker also has one of the best tea shops in the Dale and the Farmers Arms pub, so it is a great place to refresh at the end of the walk. The tea shop is closed during the winter months. To return to Gunnerside, you can either walk back or take the Little White Bus. Do check the link, since in winter there is a reduced service.

Photos from the walk

Summer meadows near Muker

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The full list of walks or hikes

The Corpse WayKeld Circular, Surrender Bridge, Tea Shop, Strands Circular, Gunnerside to Muker, Reeth & Grinton, Fremington Edge, Muker circular, Muker to Low Row, Gunnerside Ghyll, Richmond & Hudswell, Gunnerside Lead Mines, Marske and Helwith Circular, Medium length Strands circular, Ivelet and back, Dubbing Garth Lane.