Four miles south west of Wetherby, at the heart of the so-called golden triangle of Wetherby, Harrogate and Leeds is the idyllic location of the Lower Wharfedale village of East Keswick.

This ancient Domesday Book village lies on a quiet country lane which meanders between Collingham and Shadwell. The community comprises some 1146 people, two pubs, two churches, a twice a week post office, village hall, hairdressers, beauty salon and butchers.

The village is a conservation area surrounded by rich farmland and numerous attractive walks. Its history has been chronicled in a highly acclaimed Millennium Book and probably uniquely, it enjoys its own Wildlife Trust which manages large tracts of local land.

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In September 2001, it was awarded Best Village in North of England regional finals of the nationwide competition sponsored by Calor and the Daily Telegraph. Five years later, in the 'best of the best' competition, the village was the Northern Regional Winner.

On July 11th 2002, HM The Queen was driven through the village on her route from Harewood to Leeds and on St Valentine's Day 2003, HRH The Prince of Wales spent more than two hours visiting the village and meeting some of its residents. His Deputy Private Secretary wrote later 'The Prince of Wales has asked me to express to you just how much he enjoyed his visit to East Keswick. It is a remarkable village in every way and it gave him the greatest possible pleasure to visit it and to meet so many residents. The community spirit and sense of identity and belonging impressed him beyond measure'.

What’s On

Apr
29
Wed
Annual Bluebell Walk @ Car park
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Wildlife Trust’s annual walk through Ox Close Woods is normally timed to see the woods carpeted in bluebells.

May
13
Wed
Wildlife Trust AGM @ Village Hall
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Details to follow

Aug
4
Tue
History Group trip to Leeds Museum Archives @ Leeds
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Ticket information to be announced later

East Keswick Weather

Leeds
Mostly Cloudy
06:3819:41 BST
Feels like: 8°C
Wind: 4km/h NE
Humidity: 65%
Pressure: 1032mbar
UV index: 0
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min 3°C
11/6°C
12/2°C