Ravenseat sits by Whitsundale Beck, at the head of the River Swale in the Yorkshire Dales, about an hour’s walk west of Keld, the halfway point on the Coast-to-Coast footpath.

A working farm, specialising in Swaledale sheep, it offers a welcome break from trudging through peatbogs, whether you just want a cuppa, a cream tea with freshly home-baked scones, or you’d like to rest a little longer with an overnight stay in our Shepherd’s Hut, restored by our very own Shepherdess!

You could wake to the sound of sheep, cows, hens, dogs, tractors and free-range children and enjoy a traditional cooked breakfast in the comfort of the hut or, weather permitting, outside on the riverbank with a view of the waterfall.

Cream Teas are available from May to September, although opening hours are variable due to the nature of farming and the location. If travelling a distance it would be advisable to telephone beforehand to avoid disappointment.

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Hello from Ravenseat!
“We are proud to feature on Julia Bradbury’s The Outdoor Guide!

Come & Stay!”


Julia Bradbury

“After the success of the first Wainwright series we went on to film another one, and then a series in which I followed the Coast to Coast devised by AW in 1973. A long distance walking trail to rival the Pennine Way – 190 miles through 3 contrasting National Parks; Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors. As we made our way through the Yorkshire Moors on a particularly wet and muddy day we got well and truly stuck by Nine Standards Rigg.

Out of the peat bog came a night in shining armour Clive. He drove us all down in relay to his farm Ravenseat where his lovely wife Amanda made us tea, dried our socks and let us eat scones. I knew then that they were a unique couple with a great story and I was right!

Amanda Owen = superwoman – not only tends to a flock of 1000 sheep every day but has a fantastic family and also a beautiful rustic Shepherd’s Hut that you can stay in!”