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Tan Hill Inn, Richmond added to Iconic Landscapes and Ancient Sites in Yorkshire and the Humber by D0c.Col on 03/01/2024

The Tan Hill Inn in Richmond, North Yorkshire holds the distinction of being the highest in Britain at an elevation of 1,732 feet or 528 meters above sea level.

The Yorkshire Dales have a history of lead mining and the current Inn was originally built in the 17th Century in order to cater to the needs of the local mining community. Strategically located along an old packhorse route, it served as a resting place for travellers and a stopping point for the essential transportation of goods.

It’s well known for its isolation, with its nearest neighbours some 4 miles away and the closest town over 10, it generates it’s own electricity and utilises a natural spring water supply that was discovered by Hazel twig divining rods.

During winter months, it can be particularly challenging to reach due to snow and harsh weather conditions. Snowdrifts can be substantial, and the inn has featured in several headlines over the years for occasionally been cut off from the outside world. Despite this, it remains a popular destination for those seeking a unique and remote experience.

Campaigning by ramblers in the 60s led to the opening of public rights of way and the establishment of many more long-distance footpaths. The Coast to Coast path which passes through nearby Keld, became popular for walkers, which in turn led to a dramatic increase in visitors; especially after the opening of the Pennine Way, Britain’s first long-distance footpath.

The Inn is not just a place for tourists though; it also plays a vital role in the local community. It's a gathering place for locals and a hub for various events and activities throughout the year and has gained a reputation for being a lively and welcoming venue, attracting visitors from near and far.

In the 20th century, the Inn underwent restoration efforts to preserve its historical charm. The innkeepers have also managed to maintain its traditional character while making necessary updates for modern comfort.

Whether you're interested in the stunning natural surroundings, the historical significance, or the unique experiences it offers, the Tan Hill Inn is a notable destination in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

Parking is a breeze at the Tan Hill Pub, loads of space available. The issue is getting there, especially in the winter. Stonedale Ln or the Regional Rite 71 will put you on the right track depending which direction you're coming from. The Inn itself is a great place and at the time of my visit all were welcome with a smile!

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 54.45538, -2.160562 • what3words: ///worm.wiggling.stunt

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 31/10/2023. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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More info here: Prospect Park, Reading - Wikipedia

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