"Gunnar's Meadow" Gunnerside by Sjalen

Gunnerside Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 22 photos

Gunnar's Meadow is the meaning of the name Gunnerside and Gunnar must have been the first viking to settle here as this is a village that was founded when Norwegian vikings came her through Cumbria. Whoever this Gunnar was he had a knack for a good place to live as he founded his settlement where there was a stream (or beck as it is called here in good Scandinavian manner) full of trout, great fields for any livestock he might have had and probably quite a bit more forest than we see today.

Gunnerside, between Muker and Reeth, is one of the most scenic villages in all of the Yorkshire Dales and I would gladly say yes to any offer on a cottage you might have as the place is simply gorgeous. Not that Dales folk like you to come and buy a summer house without giving things back to the village so maybe I would just take over the exceptionally nice pub! Never mind the ten year lease on its barn. :)))

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:scenery that makes you cry
  • Cons:poor public transport
  • In a nutshell:One of those places you keep in your heart
  • Last visit to Gunnerside: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Aug 23, 2006
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  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2006 at 3:15 AM

    Well, I didn't even know Gunnerside was on VT!!! My grandparents used to run the pub many, many years ago. We loved the walk up to the old mines; fascinating.


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