Pictures of Reeth
An area of startling clarity, populated with beautiful old stone buildings, Reeth is a famous centre from which to tour the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. It is a lovely old market town which was mentioned in the Doomsday Book.
There are many fascinating villages and quiet, almost deserted hamlets on these lonely moors, where it is easy to imagine the medieval cattle marauders of yester-year, still roaming the hills on a night ill-lit by moonlight in search of their unsuspecting prey. Villages with strange sounding names dominate the landscape and close to Reeth there is Low Row, Crackpot and Booze! Low Row and Crackpot border Swaledale, breeding ground of hardy sheep and where the start of the Swale, tucked away in distant hills surrounded by the lush green fields of Keld, makes its way to Kidson Gorge, its silvery waters cascading over rocks and boulders of centuries. The area has a fascinating history, there is evidence from the Stone-Age, Celts, Saxons and Roman periods to name but a few. Vast caves have been discovered beneath limestone Scar's, making this a Mecca for archaeologists as well as naturalists and walkers.
The land around Reeth is a little less daunting and you can seek out gentler areas in which to roam and discover fields full of enticing wild flowers swaying in the wind. There are low hills, where in places the water is more of a dainty trickle creeping over small rocks and pebbles, than the almost frightening torrents found in the upland region of the dales.
Described as a 'honey-pot' of the Dales, Reeth has everything to make your stay interesting and comfortable. Friendly locals are always willing to chat about its busy agricultural industry or of the time long ago when it was a centre for the woollen industry. Its lovely landscape, is all enduring, it will captivate and fascinate and give you hours of endless pleasure. The magical open spaces of the Dales have something for everyone. Whether you come on a sample weekend visit or a longer stay, Reeth will make you welcome and the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales will ensure your swift return.
Reeth has shops, restaurants, cafe's and hotels. A local museum provides interesting information on the Dales, its landscape, villages and hamlets.
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