Population: c. 100 Grid Reference: SE890980 Co-ordinates: 54.379, -2.168 
Thwaite This delightful, compact village is synominous of Swaledale. Used in the filming of BBC TV's All Creatures Great and Small, Thwaite has hardly been touched by time. The Kearton Country Hotel offers accommodation in Thwaite and has a small bar open to non residents.

The delightful village of Thwaite.

Thwaite, from the Old Norse meaning a paddock or meadow, was home to Cherry and Richard Kearton, pioneers in the art of wildlife photography in the late 19th Century.


Population: 309 Grid Reference: NY890010 Co-ordinates: 54.384, -2.147
Delightful small village a mile (1.6km) east of Thwaite in Swaledale. This seemingly unimportant village has certainly made it's mark on the northern Dales. Home of the Muker Silver Band, Muker has a teashop, pub, craft shop, village store, church, chapel and Post Office. The Swaledale Show takes place in Muker every year on the first Wednesday of September.

A pint of beer can be enjoyed at the Farmers Arms.

Swaledale Woollens is based in Muker.