"The charm of Kettlewell is an abiding charm, and to those of us whose life is spent amid the hurley-burley of city life, the village seems the peculiar abode of peace and quiet beauty; its limestone terraces, with their fringes of hazel and rowan coppices give to the district a characteristic beauty. But the special glory of Kettlewell is not that of colour, but of line. Situated at the junction of the main valley of the Wharfe with side valley, which descend from the Coverhead Pass, Kettlewell is the converging point of many contour lines, and to the eye which delights in the flow and ripple of sky line there is a beauty in Kettlewell which is all its own."

This was written nearly one hundred years ago by Professor Moorman but is as true today as it was then.

Today there is are lovely places to eat and drink the home of the Scarecrow festival and of course walkers are spoilt for choice with some of the best walking in the Dales, from energetic fell walking to a gentle stroll along the river. Cyclists can explore quiet country lanes and peaceful Dales villages.

Afterwards you can have a tempting cup of tea or visit the shops where you can buy anything from walking boots to a loaf of bread or that special gift to remind you of your visit to the Dales, you will be guaranteed a warm welcome everywhere you go.

So come and visit Kettlewell and we know you will come back time and time again.

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