The Sykes Cottages Guide To Reeth

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Reeth is a lovely place to visit and explore on a cottage holiday. Just a few miles from Richmond, Reeth lies at the junction of two of Yorkshire’s most northerly dales, the beautiful and tranquil dales of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. A tiny, traditional Dales village, built around the village green, life continues here today seemingly little removed from the way in which it has over centuries. It is precisely this quintessential village character which makes Reeth a popular place to visit today.

Enjoy a stroll along the river, take afternoon tea at one of the village’s cafes or tea shops, browse the small shops and artist’s galleries or join in or watch one of the many traditional events frequently held on the village green. For a further insight into the life of the community over the centuries, call into the Swaledale Museum in the old Methodist school on the corner of the green; more than a thousand artefacts and information panels tell of lead mining, sheep farming, traditional trades and local crafts.

The village is popular with walkers and cyclists; the Coast-to-Coast path passes through the village although for the less serious walker there are a number of pleasant, short, circular rambles from the village which offer wonderful views of the beautiful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.

Why not take a look at our self catering cottages in Reeth?

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