Holy Trinity, Melbecks

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Holy Trinity,  Melbecks


In Upper Swaledale, perched on the fell side, is a small, simple, mid 19th century church - Holy Trinity - which still keeps its old parish name of Melbecks. There is a steep ascent, part path and part steps. The surrounding magnificent countryside is visible through the clear glass windows. Visitors report a strong sense of peace and presence.

Standard opening times: Open every day. Eucharist 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 11 am. Holy Communion 4th Sunday in month at 8 am (November to February excluded).


Low Row, Upper Swaledale, Richmond, Yorkshire, DL11 6PF, United Kingdom


Grid reference: SD 986 984
By car - On the B6270 - the Dale road - 4 miles from Reeth going west; next to the Punch Bowl Inn. Parking is usually available opposite.
By public transport - infrequent buses from Richmond.
By cycle - Many cyclists use local roads (and off road).
On foot - Low Row is on the Coast to Coast walk.


Disabled access difficult, up a steep path with steps.
Comfortable prayer area with resources; self-service refreshments in porch. Home-made jams, marmalade and chutney for sale. Booklet about the church, the parish, its people and its history available.
Toilets at Punch Bowl Inn next to church.

Hospitaller/Contact Person

Joan Graveson


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