Reeth

Reeth is a small market town in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is situated at the meeting point of the two most northerly of the Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale and Arkengarthdale - and is overlooked by the fells of Fremington Edge and Calver Hill.

The Coast to Coast Walk passes through Reeth and it is an ideal base for walkers.

Reeth was formerly a centre for hand-knitting and for the local lead industry and its elegant 18th-century houses and hotels, clustered around a triangular green, reflect the prosperity of that period.

Reeth is a popular place with visitors to the Dales. It has three pubs all overlooking the green - the Black Bull, the Kings Arms and the Buck Hotel - and many tea-rooms and interesting craft shops.

The Swaledale Museum is on the corner of Reeth Green, down from the Post Office. Based in the old Methodist School of 1836, it is a fascinating repository of over 1,000 objects connected with living and working in the Dale.

For two weeks in May and June each year the Swaledale Festival, presents classical, world, jazz and folk music alongside art exhibitions, walks and workshops. Events are held in venues scattered around Swaledale, Arkengarthdale and Wensleydale, but the focal point is Reeth with many events being held on the green.

OS grid reference SE 035 995

Local attractions

Hazel Brow Farm Visitor Centre is in the village of Low Row, approximately three miles west of Reeth. Hazel Brow is a traditional family-run organic farm and the visitor centre aims to inform people about farming in the Dales whilst allowing hands-on activities with the animals as much as possible.

Useful and informative links

Reeth photographs from Geograph
Wikipedia article on Reeth




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