Area Guide


Reeth, Swaledale


The idyllic village of Reeth lies where two of our favourite Dales meet – Swaledale and Arkengarthdale -making it an extremely popular place for visitors, who spend hours soaking up the vibes of tranquillity that this small village exurbs. Situated within a barrier of hills you can soon forget the rest of the world.

About Reeth

The history of Reeth dates way back to the 18th Century, where it used to be the capital of the lead mining industry and a local centre for hand knitting, with a population of 1,460. However, the area has evolved into the centre of the beautiful farming community that we see today.

At the heart of Reeth is a triangular green, surrounded by the local community, pubs, teas rooms, restaurant and gift shops. Beyond the immediate surrounds the village is overlooked by the stunning fells of Fremington Edge and Calver Hill which we can guarantee will provide a stunning backdrop to your visit.

What to do in Reeth

Reeth is the starting point for some of the best walks in the dales, most notably the Fremington Edge, which is worth the steep climb to the top as it offers some of the most beautiful views of Swaledale – so don’t forget to pack your camera!

Food & Drink

For a small country village Reeth offers a good number of drinking holes and eateries. As previously mentioned the three village pubs, Black Bull, The King’s Arms and the Buck Inn are all perfectly situated on the village green, with only a few yards to hobble between the three of them. If its fine dining you’re after the Burgoyne restaurant (also overlooking the green) offers locally sauced quality cuisine. Or if it’s a light bite check out one of the tea rooms who have very tempting afternoon teas!

The Buck Hotel, Reeth
When in Reeth, why not try...

Holiday Home Yorkshire

Holiday Home Yorkshire is an established family run holiday letting agent based in in the picturesque village of Reeth in Swaledale. Our friendly team has excellent local knowledge and can help you find your ideal cottage retreat in the stunning Yorkshire Countryside. We offer a wonderful selection of charming self-catering holiday homes from a traditional cosy cottage to stunning barn conversions and luxury lodges.


Turbine House

Turbine House is a beautiful Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage situated in a peaceful spot within the popular village of Reeth in Swaledale. Turbine House is a two story holiday cottage that offers charming accommodation for up to three people in two bedrooms. It has been tastefully renovated to a high standard yet still maintains much of its history and character.


Charlie's Stable

Charlie’s Stable is a fantastic stone built Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage that has recently been converted and is situated in the beautiful village of Reeth where Arkengathdale and Swaledale meet.


Guided Mountain Biking

Do you want to go mountain biking in the Yorkshire Dales but not sure of the best trails? Or perhaps navigation just isn’t your strong point? Look no further than the enthusiastic team at the Dales Bike Centre to take the lead…after all, no one knows the Dales like they do as they live, work and play here!


One To One Mountain Bike Tuition

One to one mountain biking tuition is perfect for anyone from a complete novice wanting to learn the skills involved in mountain biking to the proficient mountain biker looking to improve and build on their current knowledge of the sport. The Yorkshire Dales provides the perfect spot to improve your skills as it has a mixture of natural terrain and awesome scenery.


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