image showing holiday cottage in reeth, north yorkshire
kitchen at the half moon house holiday cottage in reeth
bedroom at the halfmoon house holiday cottate in swaledale north yorkshire

About Reeth - Small Town in Yorkshire Dales

Reeth is a small town in the Yorkshire Dales within the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England and principal settlement of Swaledale. It is situated at the meeting point of the two most northerly of the Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale and Arkengarthdale.

In Saxon times Reeth was only a settlement on the forest edge, but by the time of the Norman Conquest it had grown sufficiently in importance to be noted in the Domesday Book.

Later it became a centre for hand-knitting and the local lead industry was controlled from here, but it was always a market town for the local farming community. Its 18th-century houses and hotels are clustered around a triangular green. The town has three pubs all situated on the green. They are the Black Bull, the King's Arms and the Buck Hotel. The town is overlooked by the fells of Fremington Edge and Calver Hill.

Pictures in and Around the Village of Reeth

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north yorks moors
farm house in the village of reeth
View of North Yorks Moors
View of farm in Reeth
   
view of the centre of the village of reeth in north yorkshire
view from immediately outside of half moon house holiday cottage showing the green in the village of reeth in north yorkshire
View of Reeth Village
View outside of the holiday cottage
   
bird perched on a blossoming tree at the start of spring in north yorkshire
view of half moon house holiday cottage in the distance
Birdsong in Spring
Half Moon House in distance
   
village shop in reeth
overton house cafe in reeth
Village Shop in Reeth
Overton House cafe in the village
   
gift shop selling tourist souvenirs of north yorkshire
the copper kettle - picture show advertising hoarding outside the shop
Gift shop in the village
The Copper Kettle in Reeth
   
bakery in reeth
old water pump for accessing water in the village green in the north yorkshire village of reeth
Bakery in Reeth
Old water pump in the village
   
church in reeth
black bull in reeth
Church on the Village Green
Hoarding outside Black Bull Public House
   

Swaledale Music Festival

In May and June every year, Reeth becomes the hub of the Swaledale Festival, a two-week celebration of small-scale music and guided walks. Additionally on the final Wednesday of August, the Reeth Show, an agricultural event, is held. In 2012 the show will enter its centenary year.

The website of the Swaledale Music Festival can be accessed by following this link.

The Yorkshire Dales

The North York Moors (also known as the North Yorkshire Moors) is a national park in North Yorkshire, England. The moors are one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the United Kingdom, covering an area of 1,436 kmĀ² (554 square miles), and it has a population of about 25,000. The North York Moors became a National Park in 1952, through the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act of 1949.