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A Fun Way to Learn About Bell Ringing

Join a free introductory course to bell ringing organised by the Two Dales bell ringers.

  • Posted On: 5 February 2022

For over five hundred years the Church Bells of Wensleydale and Swaledale have been resounding across our countryside. The sound of bells ringing is deeply rooted in English culture. They provide the grand soundtrack to our historic moments, call out for our celebrations and toll sadly in empathy with our grief.



However, for the first time since the second world war, in 2020 the bells fell silent. The Covid Lockdown halted ringing in the church towers. However, our teams of enthusiastic ringers were not deterred! The Wensleydale Ringers started getting together on-line to practise and learn, and this in turn created an excellent opportunity for those new to ringing to find out all about it and why so many have got the ringing bug.