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The events listed on this website are in and around the National Park. The events are listed and managed by businesses and other organisations. The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is not responsible for events unless it is stated that we are the organiser. If you have any queries about events please contact the event organiser directly.

Landscape Felting Workshop

The Keld Resource Centre Keld, Richmond, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Our ever-popular wet felting workshops led by Louise Curnin return for 2024.  This is another opportunity to learn how to make a unique felted landscape, inspired by the spectacular scenery of the Upper Dale. Please bring a packed lunch.  Hot drinks and cakes will be provided throughout the day. Please note: all materials will be […]

An Afternoon with Bob Guy

The Keld Resource Centre Keld, Richmond, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Following a sell-out event in 2023, lifelong Swaledale Resident Bob Guy has agreed to host another talk.  He will be remembering his early years farming up on Oxnop Pass as well has his work as a builder, in which he has probably worked on every house in the dale.  Expect funny anecdotes and unique insights into […]

Family History Research Workshop

The Keld Resource Centre Keld, Richmond, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

This workshop provides an introduction and guidance on how to conduct family history research.  Linda Blenkiron will be sharing her hints on how to find your ancestors and the different reference sources available.  Linda will also have examples of her own Upper Dales family history to hand, as well as templates which you can use […]

From Horse Power to Tractor

The Keld Resource Centre Keld, Richmond, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Local farmer Chris Calvert will talk about the history and development of horse power in traditional Dales farming.  There will also the be the opportunity to view two of Chris's vintage tractors from the 1950s and 1960s - one of which was the first little grey Ferguson tractor to come into Swaledale. Refreshments will be […]

History of Lead Mining in Swaledale

The Keld Resource Centre Keld, Richmond, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

This fascinating talk covers the rich history of lead mining in Swaledale from Roman times.  We will discuss methods of mining, the role of women and children in the mins, the lives of the miners and their families, and the decline of the industry in the last 19th Century.  After the talk concludes there will […]

Felt Lampshade Workshop

The Keld Resource Centre Keld, Richmond, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

As the evenings draw in, bring some light into your life with a felt lampshade making course.  Join Louise Curnin at our picturesque and inspirational venue and spend the morning learning to coax sheep's wool and other exotic fibres into fabric, using only soap and water, imagination and a little elbow grease.  After lunch you […]