Reeth lies where two dales meet, the most northerly of these is Arkengarthdale which is relatively unexplored and very tranquil. Swaledale is the other, formed from gentle slopes with the meandering Swale winding its way to Richmond.
Nothing much has changed in Reeth, time seems to have stood still!! It's a beautiful relaxing place to be, the village green nestling in the middle surrounded by rolling hills and never ending skies. There are hundered of walks direct from the cottage itself and the river is a short stroll away as is a great childrens park. There are three pubs, several cafes, two convenience stores,an ice cream parlour and a newsagents. Several craft shops are located in Reeth as is the local Apple Orchard,two churches and a great organic bakery. During the summer months you can watch Reeth Brass Band play, enjoy classic car and tractor shows, or just watch the world go by. Reeth Show, a traditional village fete takes place at the end of August. The local fell race takes place on the same day also, certainly one I'd rather watch!! The marquee is full of local produce competing for 1st prize, a real atmospheric day.
Here are a few views from Reeth and the surrounding area,