Kettlewell, North Yorkshire, England

Kettlewell, North Yorkshire, England

It may have a history that includes lead mining but that isn't something that you'd associate with Kettlewell these days. As with much of the north of England, its name has Scandinavian origins and might be derived from the Old Norse for bubbling brook and it has one in Dowber Gill Beck. There are Norman foundations but Victorian character is predominant these days. A quick jaunt into the enticing hill country surrounding the idyllic spot will reveal that sheep farming continues and the act of your coming will add to its tourism business.

My first visit on a out and back cycle from Skipton of a May evening when I left my camera after. The cloudy afternoon turned into a glorious evening as if to instruct me not to write off a day for photographic activity. Next up was a rushed hike from Grassington that left little time to take in the prettiness before a bus came. Other various fleeting incursions followed until I stayed a night in the village and made much of the nearby hills with my camera before I retired for the night.

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