Campsite in the Yorkshire Dales hamlet of Hardraw in Wensleydale.

Signpost on a walk up Gunnerside Ghyll from the Swaledale village of Gunnerside.

Remains of the lead mining industry in Gunnerside Ghyll. (L) Mine entrance and (R) peat store for the Blakethwaite smelt mill.

(L) View towards to the top of the ghyll. The flue of the smelt mill used to run up the slope of the hill. (R) Top of the Bunton Hush – hushing involved the release of dammed up water to scour away the surface and reveal mineral veins.

Heading back towards Gunnerside.

Views around the “Winterings” above Gunnerside.

Pictures of the village of Muker. (R) The unusual Muker Literary Institute, a symbol of the wealth brought by the 19th C lead industry.

Pasture on the path from Muker.


The “buttertubs” on the Buttertubs pass between Muker and the Wensleydale valleys.

The buttertubs are limestone potholes reputedly used by farmers to keep their butter cool while they rested on the way to market.


(L) Hardraw Force, just next to the campsite, is claimed to be England’s highest unbroken waterfall at 100 ft. (R) Mill Gill Force, on a walk from Askrigg.

Dales fauna

(L) Strange looking and rather large beetle-like insect. (R) A hedgehog that tried to bed down inside the tent!

Hardraw camping