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Committed to their craft
As is expected from one of Yorkshire’s most unique little villages, Reeth is host to a number of speciality shops and stalls which remain devoted to traditional methods of artistry and production. There’s The Fat Sheep which sells exclusive locally made gifts, or for those in the market for art, head over to Silver Street, where you’ll find a range of local artistry, sculptures and landscape photography in Reeth Dales Centre and the Scenicview Gallery.
Small village, big heart
Despite its small size, Reeth is a remarkably lively place that is jam packed with independent retailers, so if you’re a window shopper or a seasoned bargain hunter you’re really in for a treat. Friday is market day on Reeth Green, where you can haggle away and find a range of unique local crafts and produce. Visitors are attracted to Reeth, because it strikes a perfect balance between the natural tranquillity of its surroundings and the abundant facilities in its bustling interior. From the friendly village store, gift shop and hair salon on Arkengarthdale Road, to the Garden House Shop, Friday fish and chip van and Reeth Bakery on Silver Street, there’s a variety of options that are guaranteed to satisfy the needs of every visitor.
Michael Kusz is the Yorkshire-based sculptor behind Graculus Sculptures who uses inventive welding techniques to transform old copper into unique and often quirkily humorous artworks. His sculptures of animals and birds – everything from a five-inch butterfly to a nine-foot phoenix – are bursting with life and energy. They reflect his passion for materials, his keen sense of form and texture, and his keen sense of fun.