A bit about our Village

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Melmerby is a hamlet situated in Coverdale in the Yorkshire Dales, roughly four and a half miles SSW of Leyburn. The village stands on a sloping plateau between 250 and 290 metres above sea level. South of the village, the ground drops away to the river Cover, while to the north, the ground climbs over Melmerby Moor to the bulk of Pen Hill (520 metres above sea level).

There are about 30 people living here full time and another 14 or so who own 7 holiday homes here and visit regularly. There are 4 working farms.

The village has its own spring water supply - housed below Melmerby Moor, for which a treatment plant was installed about 3 years ago. This is looked after on a rota basis by some of the villagers. (See picture on Melmerby PRESENT page).

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This site was created by Dot Relph and Tony Keates

This is the view from our back door Roova Crag, Coverdale


This is the view of Melmerby village taken from a helicopter.