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An assortment of interesting stop off points along our walks.


A selection of campsites as well as glamorous camping locations.


Handpicked boutique luxury to family and pet friendly hotels.

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing”.

Wheel friendly walk in Reeth
Swaledale is located in the north of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It has been said that it is one most wildest, remote dales; ideal for walking and enjoying peace and tranquillity. Reeth is known as the capital of Swaledale. It is a very pretty village, with a village green and plenty of places to eat and drink.

It is possible to park your car on the village green in Reeth. There are accessible toilets ( RADAR) on the north side of the green. The walk starts at Black Bull Pub. There is a small alleyway between the Black Bull and Kings Arms Pub. The alleyway soon becomes a tarmacked lane. Follow this round and then pick up signs for the Swing Bridge. The route alongside the river is rough ground and unsurfaced and reaches a gradient of 1:6

It is a lovely place to amble along and take time to look out for herons, oyster catchers and the greater spotted woodpecker.
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On your return, enjoy a real ale pint at the Buck Inn. The staff are so welcoming. Wheelchair friendly, with accessible toilet.

Deb’s Verdict: Swaledale is amazing. The views are stunning. A bucket list must.

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