When in Muker why not visit:
The Hay Meadows
Take a walk down to the River Swale through the beautiful Hay Meadows. The path is paved all the way to the river, so makes for easy walking and provides one of the best places to see upland hay meadows close up.
Mukers Hay Meadows are internationally important and are the result of local farmers working in conjunction with Natural England, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and conservation groups to ensure that traditional farming methods are upheld.
Usually the second week in June is the best time to see the Hay meadows in full bloom, but as no one season is the same this can vary. You can always phone or e-mail us to find out how they’re doing.
Please keep to the paved paths as the meadows provide vital fodder for sheep during the winter months.
We think the walk down to the River is beautiful no matter what time of year.
Visit Swaledale Woollens and let owner Kathleen Hird, Gillian or Anne show you their amazing hand-crafted knitwear. A true cottage industry Swaledale Woollens employs local knitters to hand knit the majority of their garments using local swaledale and wensleydale wool.
Their unique garments are sold the world over.
Classic Walk from Muker to Keld around Kisdon
For a longer walk carry on past the Hay Meadows and the River Swale and continue walking around the Kisdon Gorge up to Keld. Then back along either the Pennine Way or Corpse Way to Muker where you can of course stop off for a well deserved pot of tea.
This is one of the most beautiful walks in the Yorkshire Dales, and is renowned with walkers the world over. People from far and wide step off the Coast to Coast path to come down the Gorge to Muker, so there must be something special about it.
Spend the day at the annual Muker Village Show. Held on the first Wednesday of September the show is a wonderfully traditional agricultural show. The day starts with the Muker Silver Band playing and marching from the Village up onto the Show ground.
This traditional day includes: Sheep Dog Trials, Sheep Classes, Produce, Handicraft and Horticulture categories, Fell Race, Childrens Fancy Dress and Handicraft Stalls.
The day ends with the Muker Silver Band playing hymns next to the Tearooms and Farmers Arms. This is our favourite part of the day and is well worth waiting for. Singing hymns in such a beautiful setting is wonderfully evocative and provides an immense sense of community and is a continuation of a tradition that as lasted over a century.