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Public Transport information for Reeth, Swaledale and Arkengarthdale.




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  Walking in and around Reeth - The Coast to Coast and Pennine Way
 The Pennine Way and Coast to Coast Walks are both very popular ways to experience Swaledale and the surrounding Dales whether you're doing the whole walks or just taking on a section that brings you into the two dales area. Where an overnight stay is involved, it is possible to take some of the strain out of your experience by having a professional company haul your baggage and equipment around for you. There are two local companies that can provide this excellent service for you:
 The Sherpa Van Project -
 The Coast to Coast Packhorse -
  Getting to Reeth in Swaledale by Road:  [top]
Got SatNav in your car? Simply enter the Postcode DL11 6SY and off you go. This will get you to the Village Green in the centre of Reeth.
From the A1 North at Scotch Corner
Leave the A1 at Scotch Corner and follow signs to Richmond. When you reach Richmond, at the roundabout by the Tourist Information Office (on your right) go right, taking the A6108 signposted to Reeth. After approx 4.5 miles, turn right on to B6270 towards Reeth; the road is a delightful, but twisting route. Pass through Grinton, Fremington, Reeth is the next village.
From the A1 South at Leeming Bar
Leave the A1 at Leeming Services-A684 and at the junction turn left onto A684 towards Bedale. At Bedale turn right and follow the signs for either Richmond (and then follow above from Richmond) or Leyburn. If travelling through Leyburn, when you reach the mini roundabout opposite the Bolton Arms, turn right and then next left, towards Grinton and Reeth. Go up the hill and, in about 2 miles, go straight across at the crossroads and over the moors, dropping down into Grinton in Swaledale. Turn left (straight ahead) onto the B6270 for Reeth. Continue on through Fremington and into Reeth.
From the M6 North at Penrith
Leave the M6 at Penrith and follow the A66 to Brough, then to Kirkby Stephen. Then follow signs for Hawes and then Muker. Continue down Swaledale through Gunnerside and Healaugh and into Reeth.
From the M6 South at Lancaster
From the M6 from the South, leave the M6 at Lancaster and follow the A683 to Ingleton and then Hawes, driving through Hawes town centre. At the eastern end of Hawes, follow signs for Muker - over the Buttertubs road to Thwaite, turning right and on through Muker, Gunnerside and Healaugh into Reeth.
The AA Rote Finder will get you here from where you are:

  Swaledale  Bus Services:   [top]    

The principal services are as follows:

  • Eastern Dalesman: 818 / 820 / 821: Dewsbury Bradford Otley Pateley Bridge Ripon Leyburn Richmond [Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays

  • Northern Dalesman  830 / 831 / 832:  Morecambe Lancaster Ingleton Ribblehead Hawes Reeth Richmond [Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays]

  • Northern Dalesman 826 / 830 / 831 / 866:  Middlesbrough Darlington Richmond Reeth Hawes Ribblehead Ingleton [Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays]

  • 855 / Little White Bus:  Garsdale Station Hardraw Hawes Gayle [runs every day  on Sundays provides guaranteed connection to 856 in Hawes]

  • Wensleydale Flyer 856:  Northallerton Bedale Leyburn Aysgarth - Hawes Gayle [Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays]

  • Upper Dales Connect:  an on demand service running  between Garsdale and Carperby [on Sundays]

  • 156: Bedale Leyburn Aysgarth Hawes Gayle [runs Monday to Saturday]

  No 30 Keld - Richmond (all year round)

  No 30 Richmond - Keld (all year round)

D = operates from or to Darlington via Catterick Garrison and Darlington Railway Station

This service allows people to come and stay for the weekend in Swaledale without a car and have a direct bus link back to Darlington railway station on Sunday evening for onward trains to the north or south.

For more Bus information and timetables for the wider Dales area visit



 Regional Rail Services:  [top]


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North Yorkshire has 46 rail stations served by five train operators. We have high speed trains on the East Coast Main Line to London, Newcastle and Edinburgh and fantastic scenery on Settle Carlisle, Skipton Lancaster and the Esk Valley line.
To plan a rail journey use the National Rail enquires journey planner and to generate a personalised timetable use their Pocket Timetable facility.
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Flying to the Region:  [top]
Durham Tees Valley Airport is one of the best-known airports in the north of England, serving over 670,000 passengers in 2008.
Situated just 4 miles east of Darlington, 10 miles west of Middlesbrough and 24 miles south of Durham, Durham Tees Valley Airport offers flights to a wide variety of destinations across the UK and Europe.

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