Originally a Saxon settlement, Reeth was mentioned in the Domesday Book. The name comes from old English, meaning ‘the place by the stream’ and is surrounded by the heather moorland-topped fells of Fremington Edge and Calver Hill.
Swaledale and Arkengarthdale, the two most northerly of the Yorkshire Dales, meet in Reeth. The village was the centre of the lead mining industry, at its height in the mid 19th century, but uncertainties often meant miners needed poor relief, so Reeth workhouse was built in Back Lane in 1753. Despite its remoteness, the village was supplied with electricity before Middlesbrough and nowadays Reeth is at the heart of the local farming community.
The houses, pubs and shops cluster round the triangular village green, with its traditional cobbles. Nowadays Reeth has a thriving art community and there are many shops, galleries and cafés (and a Friday market) offering unique local crafts, furniture, foods and clothing. Many events take place on the green during the year, including quoits and firework displays. The highlights of the year are the Swaledale Festival, which includes walks, concerts and talks, and Reeth Show.
Services available in Reeth:
Swaledale Festival http://swalefest.org
Hudson House , Anvil Square, Reeth, Richmond, DL11 6TB
The Swaledale Festival was founded in 1980, and is a registered charity. It is the principal provider of professional music across the northern Yorkshire Dales, with events spread over two weeks in May–June each year, in churches, chapels, castles, old...
Hudson House http://www.hudsonhouse.info
The Green, Reeth, Richmond, DL11 6TB
A one-stop-shop for everyone. The Hudson House partnership model brings services, which would not otherwise be available, together under the one roof. Most of the Partners can cover at least part of the others' services. Yorkshire Dales National Park...
The Vicarage, Reeth, Richmond, DL11 6TR
Cambridge House Guest House http://www.cambridgehousereeth.co.uk
Cambridge House, Arkengarthdale Road, Reeth, Richmond, DL11 6QX
Cambridge House is a 5 star quality Guest House and recent finalists in the Welcome to Yorkshire awards. Situated just outside the village of Reeth. All rooms are en-suite and have spectacular views over Swaledale. A warm welcome is assured, tea and...
Reeth Post Office http://www.reethpostoffice.co.uk
The Green, Reeth, Richmond, DL11 6SE
More than just a Post Office. We also provide travel insurance, travel money, cash withdrawals and numerous other P.O. facilities. Not forgetting a well-stocked convenience store, local beers, new and secondhand books, gifts and cards for (almost) every occasion. For...
Buck Hotel http://www.buckhotel.co.uk
Reeth, Richmond, DL11 6SW
The Buck at Reeth was originally a Coaching Inn dating back to around 1760. There are many original features with the main bar having aged beamed ceilings adorned with an interesting array of horse brass and weird door knockers. There...
Swaledale & Arkengarthdale Business Forum http://www.swaledale.net
Hudson House , Reeth, Richmond, DL11 6TB
Join Us! WHY - To help promote enterprise and create a more successful commercial environment for all of us in which to flourish and to market our two Dales to visitors and other businesses HOW - Improved website providing information...
Graculus Sculptures http://www.graculus.co.uk
Studio 6, Reeth Dales Centre, Silver Street, Reeth, Richmond, DL11 6SP
Welcome to the mystical and mysterious realm of Graculus Sculptures inhabited by the magical creations of sculptor Michael Kusz.Here you can view and purchase unique examples of both rare and common garden dwellers, as well as, legendary creatures from other...
Fine Dine-In (Sandie Bond Catering)
Orchard House, Back Lane, Reeth, Richmond, DL11 6UZ
FINE DINE-IN Sandie Bond Catering I am a qualified chef with over 18 years experience in preparing delicious meals using the freshest, highest quality, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. I am passionate about cooking and food - you can be...
The Copper Kettle
The Green, Reeth, Richmond, DL11 6TH
Silver Street, Reeth, Richmond, DL11 6SP