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Upper SWALEDALE and ARKENGARTHDALE where they join together in REETH - The heart of the Two Dales.

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Quick Facts for visitors to Reeth, Swaledale and the Yorkshire Dales National Park
Reeth quick facts Swaledale quick facts Y.D.N.P. quick facts
  • It is situated at the meeting point of the two most northerly of the Yorkshire Dales: Swaledale and Arkengarthdale.
  • In Saxon times, Reeth was only a settlement on the forest edge, but by the time of the Norman Conquest it had grown sufficiently in importance to be noted in the Doomsday Book.
  • The village is overlooked by the fells of Fremington Edge and Calver Hill.
  • In May and June every year, Reeth becomes the hub of the Swaledale Festival, a two-week celebration of small-scale music and guided walks.
  • Reeth has a resident population of less than a 1000 people which can more the double in the busy tourist season.   . . . . . read more
  • Swaledale starts to the east of Nine Standards Rigg, the prominent ridge with nine ancient tall cairns on the Cumbria
  • Yorkshire boundary which forms part of the main east–west watershed of Northern England.
  • The moors on the eastern flank of the Rigg's moorland become more concave as they descend, to become the narrow valley sides of upper Swaledale. At Keld, the valley runs briefly south then turns east at Thwaite to broaden progressively as it passes Muker, Gunnerside and Reeth.
  • Swaledale is a typical limestone Yorkshire dale, with its narrow valley-bottom road, green meadows and fellside fields, white sheep and white stone walls on the glacier-formed valley sides, and darker moorland skyline.
  • Designated a National park in 1954, the seventh of the ten Parks to be designated.
  • The Park covers over680 square miles. It is the third largest only to the lake district and Snowdonia National parks.
  • The Park is predominantly in North Yorkshire with approx 1/8th in Cumbria.
  • The head of the Swaledale Tup (Ram) that makes up the design of the Y.D.N.P logo was based upon a photograph of the best Tup at Muker Show in 1974.

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Reeth in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England

A typical Swaledale Barn over a rolling moor and looking down the Dale towards Reeth.

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