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Information Summary

Information about Swaledale & Arkengarthdale


Reeth Gazette

The Reeth & District Gazette is the free local news magazine of Arkengarthdale and Swaledale. It is also available as a pdf download here. This page also has an archive of previous editions & a list of advertisers.

It carries news of the many activities happening in the two dales, readers' letters, church & chapel events, local parish councils' reports, advance notices of forthcoming events and programs for them

Local Weather and web cam

A great site in Low Row featuring graphical data from the owner's weather station, web camera photographs and local photographs, both old and new. Other weather forecast links are here.

Reeth Medical Centre

We are very well served by this medical centre. Go to the site for surgery times and information on its many services. The web-site also has useful links to other related web-sites and even has its own blog spot. It rates very highly nationally - see this link for more about this GP practice.

Local Bus Services

Little White Bus: Swaledale Service.

North Yorkshire County Council Transport - timetables page

Dales bus service 830 - Hawes - Reeth -Richmond

Churches & Chapels

The Services for each month are given on the centre pages of the current Reeth & District Gazette.

Other information will be given by a link on each village/township page.

Parish Councils

Links to the list of Parish Clerks and to the Minutes of the Parish Councils are here.

Richmondshire Council

Richmondshire web-site


Councillor for Swaledale: Richard Blows

Councillor for Reeth and Arkengarthdale: Richard Beal

Planning and planning applications’ search

Yorkshire Dales National Park

YDNP web-site

Leaflets on Dales’ Villages which are very informative

History and archaeology of Swaledale & Things to see and do in Swaledale - very informative

Search & view planning applications

Affordable & local housing document

North Yorkshire County Council

NYCC web-site

Internet Access

Reeth has fast fibre Internet access.

For more information on fibre broadband see here.

The villages of the two Dales have copper wire Internet with speeds up to 6 Mb/s, but many areas have low speeds or none.

Mobile Internet doesn’t exist except where provided by local pubs & hotels as hot-spots. Only EE (formerly Orange and T-mobile) exists in the Dales as 2G (‘phone & texting only) and can be patchy. No access by other networks.

Reeth Rural Radio Net is a voluntary community group that provides wireless broadband connections for residents, businesses and visitors in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. We primarily aim to provide a service to those areas which can not obtain broadband via a fixed line connection but we also serve customers in the villages and holiday visitors looking for wireless internet. Our network in Swaledale extends from Marske to beyond Gunnerside and also includes all of Arkengarthdale. We are positioning ourselves to improve our service as soon as improved broadband arrives in the area following recent government funding announcements and action from NYCC to provide broadband to 'notspots' in rural North Yorkshire.

Swaledale Museum

• The Museum, Shop & Café are open daily 10.30 to 5.30, apart from Saturdays, Easter to the end of October. Exhibits explain the development of the area from its geological foundations, via early human occupation in the Iron Age, to the growth and decline of lead mining between the 1650s and1950s.

• There are many exhibits illustrating the lives and work of the Dales' people.

• The 'Friends of the Museum' organise many talks and walks and produce an informative newsletter.

Richmondshire Museum

• The 19th Century Grinton post office run by generations of the Pedley family for over 100 years has been setup in the Richmondshire Museum.

• Please see the web-site for opening times and information about the many other items on display.

Hudson House, Reeth

Hudson House Rural Resource and Enterprise Centre is the best source of information for tourists & about businesses in the Two Dales.


Links to a variety of maps

Weather & River levels

Links to sites providing local weather forecasts and actual local river levels.


Arkengarthdale School

Our small, rural school is situated in the heart of Arkengarthdale, the most northerly of the Yorkshire Dales. We pride ourselves on our commitment to the education of primary aged children.

We aim to provide a happy, rich, exciting and challenging environment in which each child is encouraged and nurtured to develop their true potential.'

Reeth and Gunnerside Schools

Welcome to the website for Reeth and Gunnerside Federation of Primary Schools and the Two Dales Nursery. Together we educate the children of Swaledale from the age of 3 to 11 years. Our two lovely schools, set in the very heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park offer an active, enquiry-based curriculum, exciting first-hand experiences and high-quality teaching supporting every child to reach their potential and achieve their goals.

Term dates are on this web-site.

Richmond School & 6th Form College

The majority of the secondary age children in Swaledale & Arkengarthdale go to Richmond School.

Wensleydale School & 6th Form

This is the secondary school in the adjoining dale to which some local children go. The great majority of pupils are from the Wensleydale Primary School cluster of Askrigg, Hawes, Middleham, St Peter's & St Paul's, Bainbridge, Leyburn, Spennithorne and West Burton.

Diary dates