Muker sits at a rather misleading point in Swaledale, where the Swale turns to the north, running between Kisdon and Black Hill, while the main road continues due west along what is actually a side valley towards the village of Thwaite.

Muker is surrounded by the finest hay meadows in the Yorkshire Dales, and a delightful path runs through the meadows, alongside the Swale as it runs north from the village.

The small group of buildings include an Elizabethan church, a chapel and an Institute, the last building a reminder of the lead mining that once dominated these hills, and whose scars can still be seen on the hills north of the village.

There is a public car park on the southern side of the Straw Beck, on the approach to Muker from the east.  

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