Reeth Things to Do

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    Swing Bridge

    by Sjalen Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you walk along the Swale at Reeth, you will come across the little footpath suspension bridge which locally is just known as the Swing bridge. Yes, it does move a little when you walk across it, and it reminds me of similar bridges between islands in my childhood archipelago. Its creation in 1920 greatly helped walkers crossing the river to walk on to Grinton. In 2000, great floods brought an uprooted tree right onto the bridge which consequently washed the whole bridge away but it has since been restored and opened again in 2002. You can read all about its history on the website below.

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    Arkengarthdale

    by Sjalen Updated Aug 29, 2006

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    Arkengarthdale is a smaller and more desolate dale which enters Swaledale here at Reeth along with its river Arkle entering the Swale. It is the place to go to escape the worst crowds (no public transport) in high season although real Herriot fanatics will still come since it has been used in the "All Creatures..." TV series. Here you definately get to see more of rugged crags than green dales. You can go walking or riding, look at even more lead mines or just visit the pretty main village of Langthwaite which also has some B&Bs. The photos below are still of Reeth but shows the craggy start of Arkengarthdale.

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    Swaledale Museum

    by Sjalen Written Aug 25, 2006

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    I know! I have written a lot about lead mining in my pages on Hawes, Richmond and elsewhere, but this is probably the most moving museum when it comes to Dales lead mining as it is in Reeth which was such a mining centre. The museum also shows a lot on sheep farming and general life in Swaledale and then of course you get to know what a Spoke Dog is. There is also a section on brass bands - this wonderful and very Yorkshire phenomena. If you're fascinated by it all, there is a small souvenir shop too.

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    Congregational Chapel

    by Sjalen Updated Aug 31, 2006

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    Not being involved, I find it hard to describe congregational beliefs but basically, they run their own business rather than belong to the more mainstream churches. Amongst congregationalists in history, you find the Pilgrims who emigrated to America for instance. In the UK, many have now formed the United Reformed Church since joining the Presbyterians, to have some forum to gather around. Reeth's little church has stayed independent and is a very active village church with lots to say in local development matters, village celebrations and more.

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    National Park Visitors Centre

    by Sjalen Updated Aug 29, 2006

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    The Dales have visitors centres here and there which tell you about the flora and fauna in the National Park and Reeth is the major such centre for Swaledale. Here, you can also ask staff about your visit as well as buy maps, books and souvenirs.

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