Visit Reeth - Beautiful Former Lead Mining Town

Discover Reeth

A natural amphitheatre, surrounded by spectacular scenery and stunning panoramas, Reeth was championed by Ella Pontefract, one of the Yorkshire Dale’s most esteemed authors as “a little country in itself.” This quirky Saxon settlement had a huge voice in the domestic economy and is best known for its extensive contribution to England’s lead industry – (in its heyday Reeth was producing over 10% of the country’s lead), as a result it is regularly referred to as the capital of Swaledale.

Keep your eyes out for the annual Swaledale Festival which is a two week festival of music and arts based in the two most northerly of the Yorkshire Dales, Swaledale and Wensleydale.

Reeth on the Map

Reeth lies up-stream of Grinton and Fremington in Swaledale. A fork in the road takes you over past the CB Inn and Tan Hill Inn, to the A66 beyond, or offers a scenic drive to Barnard Castle. Alternatively you can meander up dale to the delights of Upper Swaledale, or travel down dale to the brighter lights of Richmond.


Accommodation

Alpine Cottages No. 4

Reeth, DL11 6TN, United Kingdom

The Little Barn

Rear Silver Street sn, Reeth, DL11 6SP, United Kingdom

Ivy Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Richmond, Reeth, DL11 6SF, United Kingdom

Greystones

Mill Lane, Reeth, DL11 6QX, United Kingdom

Black Bull Hotel

High Row Reeth, Reeth, DL11 6SZ, United Kingdom

Bellegreen

Bellegreen, Reeth, DL11 6TH, United Kingdom

Victoria Cottage

Victoria Cottage, Reeth, Reeth, DL11 6SZ, United Kingdom

Crow Hall – Luxury Holiday Accommodation

Crow Hall, Back Lane, Reeth, DL11 6SU, United Kingdom

Kearton Country Hotel

Kearton Country Hotel, Reeth, North Yorkshire, DL11 6DR

Heatherdene from Crabtree & Crabtree

Blades, Low Row, Reeth, North Yorkshire

Thwaite Farm Cottages

Thwaite Farm, Thwaite, Reeth, North Yorkshire, DL11 6DR

Toad Hall

Reeth, North Yorkshire

The Punch Bowl Inn

The Punch Bowl Inn, Low Row, Reeth, North Yorkshire, DL11 6PF

The Charles Bathurst Inn

The Charles Bathurst Inn, Arkengarthdale, Reeth, North Yorkshire, DL11 6EN

Swaledale Cottages

Thiernswood Hall, Healaugh, Reeth, North Yorkshire, DL11 6UJ

Things to Do

Kearton Country Hotel

Kearton Country Hotel, Reeth, North Yorkshire, DL11 6DR

Cuckoo Hill View Ice Cream Parlour

The Green, Reeth, North Yorkshire, DL11 6TE

The Garden House & Garden House Pottery

Anvil Square, Reeth, North Yorkshire, DL11 6TE

Skelton Studio

Skelton Studio, Studio 11, Reeth Dales Centre, Silver Street, Reeth, North Yorkshire, DL11 6SP

Dalesbound

Unit 3, Reeth Dales Centre, Reeth, North Yorkshire, DL11 6SP

Arklemoor Riding Centre

East Intake House, Arkengarthdale Road, Reeth, North Yorkshire, DL11 6QZ

The Nutmeg Company

The Nutmeg Gallery, Unit 14 Reeth Dales Centre, Reeth, North Yorkshire, DL11 6SP

Stef Ottevanger Sculptures

Reeth Dales Centre, Silver Street, Reeth, North Yorkshire, DL11 6SP

Graculus Sculptures

Studio 6, Dales Centre, Silver St, Reeth, North Yorkshire, DL11 6SP

FAQs about Reeth

What is Reeth best known for?

Reeth’s primary industry and contribution to the UK was lead mining. The area around Reeth was responsible for over 10% of the UK’s lead, when the industry was in full swing.

Which dale is Reeth in?

Reeth lies in Swaledale, and sits at the foot of Arkengarthdale which drains into Swaledale at Reeth.