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.
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!