The village of Kettlewell is in a steep, narrow part of the dale, where the old coach road over Park Rash Pass from Middleham and Coverdale joins Wharfedale. There are two hotels in the village dating back to the days of stage coach travel. The village sits under the slopes of Great Whernside on one side of the valley and Knipe Scar on the other side. A beck or stream runs through the centre of the village joining the River Wharfe which flows along the village outskirts. Dry stone walls are a conspicuous feature of this part of the Dales.
Kettlewell also played a role in the days of lead mining and ore crushing and evidence can be found in various sites around the village.
The village's narrow back lanes with rows of picturesque cottages add charm to this compact community, which has a good choice of facilities for visitors.
Local services include toilets, shops,cafes, pubs, accommodation, Youth Hostel.
Kettlewell Village Hall is situated in the middle of the village and is an ideal venue for your function in Upper Wharfedale.
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