What to see & do around Thwaitedale Cottages
Bridge Cottage makes a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the views and the many local walks and attractions, whatever the season.
There is a wealth of things to do on the doorstep & further afield, or if you prefer, curl up with a good book and recharge your batteries!
Whatever you do whilst you're here, we are sure it will make you want to come back again and again.
Walking in Swaledale
The Farmer's Arms pub in nearby Muker offers a friendly welcome, good beer and bar meals. It's only one mile walking across the meadows or by road.
Alternatively, the walk to Keld and Muker around Kisdon Hill is renowned for the views of the river Swale as it twists and turns along the valley.
The Pennine Way & The James Herriot Way passes through Thwaite and the Coast to Coast route with the impressive Nine Standards passes near by.
We have a selection of mapped walks in the cottage for you to use whilst you are staying with us.
Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales
Cyclists are always welcome here. Whether you want to do a section of the Tour de France, the Tour de Yorkshire or simply venture up the dale, there are many great roads and circular routes you can do.
You can also hire bikes in Fremington near Reeth from the Dales Bike Centre and try out The Swale Trail and their 'Cakery'!
There is also Stage 1 Cycles in Hawes, with family cycling activities (road and mtb) and the Firebox Cafe.
Finally, we have Yorkshire Trikes - for a more relaxed tour with horsepower not pedal power!
Local towns and attractions near Thwaitedale Cottages
Gunnerside is the start of many walks exploring the famous lead-mining industry of Swaledale. The King's Head serves lunch & evening meals, as well as 2 Tearooms
The Resource Centre at Keld is worth a visit, as are the many waterfalls in the area. In the winter months a 'pop-up' self-service Tearoom is open in the Public Hall. During the season Keld Lodge and Rukins offer refreshments
Tan Hill Inn, the highest pub in Great Britain is open every day from 12 to 8.00pm
Hawes is a typical Northern Dales market town made famous for its Wensleydale Cheese and celebrated at the Wensleydale Creamery Museum & Visitor Centre. Here you can also visit the Dales Museum, Rope Works numerous giftshops, tearooms, pubs, antique shops and the children's play park and the lovely Lake Semerwater is nearby
Market Day is Tuesday, the annual sheep sales are held in October.
Picturesque Reeth has the Swaledale Museum, as well as giftshops, cafes & pubs.
Market day is Friday.
Wainwath Falls at Keld and Aysgarth Falls in Wensleydale are one of many great picnic spots!
The Forbidden Corner in Wensleydale is well worth a visit, as is Bolton Castle and Thorp Perrow Gardens.
The market town of Richmond with its Castle, Georgian Theatre and Station with cinema, shops, cafe and art gallery makes a great visit, as does Masham with its Black Sheep Brewery Centre, market, steam engine and fair organ rallies as well as sheep fairs. Leyburn is a lovely town too and home to Tennants Auction Rooms, there is always something to view.
Kendal and the Lake District are about an hour away.
Friday night is Fish and Chips night from the van that comes up the dale. Thwaite is the last stop, the time varies from 8.30 to 10.00pm
Reeth Show - August Bank Holiday Monday
Muker Show - The first Wednesday in September
You can also view the Yorkshire Dales National Park 'Visitor' magazine for a list of what's on for 2019