Swaledale runs broadly from west to east, from the high moors on the Cumbria –Yorkshire boundary at the watershed of Northern England to the market town of Richmond, where the dale meets the lowlands
Exploring the green roads of the area that are typical limestone with narrow valley-bottom road, green meadows and fell side fields, white sheep and dry stone walls on the glacier-formed valley sides, and darker moorland skyline.
The Eden rises in Black Fell Moss, Mallerstang, on the high ground between High Seat, Yorkshire Dales and Hugh Seat. Here it forms the boundary between the counties of Cumbria and North Yorkshire. Two rivers arise within a kilometre of each other the River Swale and River Ure.
Due to this event’s technical nature, we insist that vehicles have both high and low range gears with manual or automatic centre locking transfer box / differentials. Standard four wheel drives may struggle and vehicles with lower front and rear bumpers are potentially going to have clearance issues. Additionally drivers should be familiar with the controls of their vehicles with a level of confidence in their use. However guidance and support will be offered throughout the course of the tour. We must insist that all terrain tyres are fitted as a bare minimum as sections of this route have areas of quite rough terrain.
This tour is suitable to those who have experienced our range of Relaxed and Scenic tours and are seeking to experience more adventurous tours.
All event prices listed are per vehicle. Trek Weekends exclude camp fees or alternative accommodation fees unless otherwise stated. There is no additional charge per passenger, but we do ask that you keep the number of passengers you bring along to a sensible number within the occupancy capacity of your vehicle