Outdoor Pursuits in Reeth, Swaledale and Arkengarthdale.











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'Whatever gets you excited, we have the activity for you. Everything from horse riding, mountain biking, walking, canoeing, caving, fishing and shooting. Reeth and the Two Dales area has something for everyone.'

 Multi - Activity

Free PDF Guide to the Pennine Way National Trail Walk.

Free Pennine Bridleway Guide including the Two Dales area.

Alfresco Adventures - Reeth in Swaledale

As an outdoor activity provider, we offer activities to both the general public and corporate businesses. We have experience in working with any kind of group in the general public, from Stag and Hen dos, to families and school groups. All our instructors have worked with major corporate businesses before, such as Makro and Orange.

Alfresco Adventures offer a wide range of outdoor activities in Yorkshire to suit any group, ranging from morning and afternoon sessions, to full days or even longer expeditions. They offer individual activities such as climbing and abseiling, through to organised day events consisting of a range of activities to suit your group. Longer expeditions could take the form of a Coast to Coast or a National Three Peaks Challenge. If you choose an expedition we can organise your accommodation for you, to make your alfresco adventure perfect. All our outdoor activities are provided for you by fully qualified instructors, with years of experience. This means we can guarantee your experience with Alfresco Adventures will be safe and enjoyable. Visit www.alfrescoadventures.co.uk

DalesBound – based in Reeth, Swaledale

Through DalesBound you can search, plan and book activities and attractions in the Yorkshire Dales National Park before your visit.

There are tonnes of things to do for the novice to the experienced, from mountain biking and fell running to caving and rock climbing. But, the best bit is DalesBound only works with local providers.  By booking your activities and attractions through Dalesbound, you can be sure that your provider lives and works in the area, knows their stuff and are fully licensed and insured. What’s more, they’ll be able to tell you a thing or two about the National Park as they live, work and play here.

Via www.dalesbound.co.uk you can simplify your search for things to do in the Yorkshire Dales and plan the perfect holiday. The site includes an online planning tool, the Park Planner, which enables you to bookmark your favourite things to do and to create your very own itinerary for your visit to the park so you can maximise your leisure time in the Dales.

Hannah is a local lass and runs the site of Dale Bound.  Hannah also offers a reservation service, which is great for individuals or large groups.  Simply tell Hannah what you want to do and when you want to do it, and Hannah will make the necessary arrangements for you. Or, if you just want ideas on what to do during your stay get in touch via facebook for some local recommendations.

Marrick Priory - an outdoor education and residential centre, situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, with the River Swale right on our doorstep it's ideally situated to make the most of the great outdoors.
Marrick offer a wide range of activities which can be run over a half or full day:
  • Outdoor or indoor climbing/abseiling
  • Hiking and local guided walks
  • Caving
  • Kayak, open canoe and raft building
  • Orienteering
  • Mountain biking
  • Beck and gorge scrambling
  • Archery
  • Ropes Course
  • Zip Wire
  • Environmental, arts and crafts workshops

In addition they can offer activities to non-residential groups at locations in and around Swaledale.

Marrick Priory Oudoor activity centre near Reeth

For more information please visit their website at www.marrickpriory.co.uk

Swaledale Outdoor Club - based in Richmond, 10 miles from Reeth. The club encourages and provides facilities for outdoor activities in the Yorkshire Dales and further afield. The membership is mainly from the North Yorkshire / South Durham / Teesside area, but there are also members throughout the UK and around the world.

Swaledale Oudoor Club, Richmond nr Reeth

Club activities consist of Canoeing, Caving, Climbing, Cycling, Mountain - Biking, Skiing and Walking. In all activities standards range from novice to expert; beginners are especially welcome. In addition to the main activities there are members who enjoy Orienteering and Fell Running. New outdoor activities will be promoted and supported by the club wherever possible.
For more information please visit the Swaledale Outdoor Club website at www.swaledaleoutdoorclub.org.uk

 Mountain Biking

Dales Bike Centre - in Fremington. is the absolute must be first stop for riding mountain bikes and road cycles in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Accommodation, Café, bike shop and workshop, bike hire and a wealth of advice for those visiting the Dales.

Based in the tiny village of Fremington in Swaledale the heart of cycling in the Yorkshire Dales. Here you’ll find a spectacular, untamed glacial landscape, criss-crossed by ancient lanes, moorland tracks and dry-stone wall-lined roads. It’s stunning scenery plethora of country lanes and off road trails make it the perfect venue for ‘on’ or ‘off-road’ biking.

Dales Mountain Biking Centre, Fremington nr Reeth.

Dales Bike Centre built on our success with Dales Mountain Biking – is the perfect base for all cyclists to explore the green and pleasant Yorkshire Dales.
Please visit www.dalesmountainbiking.co.uk for lots more information.



North Yorkshire. Covering over 3,000 square miles this is England's largest rural county and is a vast and varied countryside that can leave the walker truly spoilt for choice.

The Yorkshire Dales is, outside of the Lake District, England's most popular walking area comprising of a number of dales formed from the Pennine ridge that provides the backbone of England. The landscape here varies from lush, green limestone pastures to high heather moorland and blanket peat bog with some of the highest hills of the Pennine chain. Here each dale, be it great or small, has its own character and personality making them addictive to explore on foot.

Visit www.trailguides.co.uk  for more information.

the hills of upper swaledale

Where2walk presents the best walks in the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District, the North York Moors and the best places to stay to fully appreciate them. Read more…
Happy Hiker provides free simple to follow directions for various walking routes, including GPS downloads and gives basic advice on a variety of walking issues. Click HERE to visit the Yorkshire Dales walking page.


RADAC - Reeth and district Angling Club.

Enjoy over ten miles of stunning game fishing on the
upper reaches of the beautiful river Swale. Set in the dramatic and idyllic scenery of Swaledale and within the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Reeth and District Angling Club have been organising and coordinating fishing locally for 25 years and has access to 5 separate fishing beats on the river stretching from Muker in the west to Ellerton/Stainton in the east and taking in local places such as Ellerton Abby, Marrick Abbey, Grinton, Healaugh, Low Row, Gunnerside, Satron and Ivelet bridge. Fishing is exclusively for brown trout with fly-fishing being the predominant method, although other catching methods are allowed as directed by the club rules. The Gunnerside and Ellerton estate beats being given over to fly-fishing exclusively. Visit www.radac.org for more information.

 Horse Riding

Equestrian Escapes - provides a choice of riding holiday experiences in Swaledale, Arkengarthdale and the surrounding Dales. Tailored to your needs including accommodation and routes to cater for all ages and abilities / experience.

Set amidst the beautiful Yorkshire Dales in an elevated position and boasting the most spectacular scenery you will find the stables. Riding is tailored to meet individuals needs, for both adults and children, if you are an experienced rider who wants to go for a good hack or you are a nervous intermediate rider we have horses to suit you.

Looking to Stable your horse in the Two Dales area? Arklemoor provide an extensive Stable and Livery service with lush grazing and training ring facilities on-site. With ride-outs from the gate into the Two Dales area, Arklemoor is the ideal location to keep your Horse. For more information please contact Jane on 01748 884 731



Richmond Swimming Pool - Richmond Pool is only a 20 minute drive from Reeth and is ideal as a 'filler' on those unexpected rainy days or simply as part of a multi activity day which could include a walk down the old railway line and perhaps a film at the Old Station Cinema. Richmond Swimming Pool is open seven days a week and serves the local and wider community with a range of different activities to suit everyone. There are two pools available to swimmers, one of which is perfect for general swimming and the other great for those learning to swim. Here are the Pool opening times for this season

For more information visit www.rltrust.org.uk/centres/richmond/home










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