News: UPDATE - The next Parish Meeting will be on Friday 24th April 2024, this is the Annual Parish Meeting followed by the Parish Council Meeting.


Originally a Saxon settlement situated on the lower slopes between the impressive Calver Hill and Fremington Edge.  Reeth is mentioned in the Doomsday book, the Old English name meaning ‘the place by the stream’ and is long been referred to as the ‘Capitol of the Dale’. Once an important center for the lead mining industry that flourished in both Swaledale and Arkengarthdale for centuries, Reeth was granted a market charter in 1695 and a weekly market is still held every Friday. A Quaker School was built in 1778 which is still known as the Friends Endowed School and sits majestically at the top of the hill overlooking the village. Reeth has an impressive village green and cobbles with stunning views in all directions, a good selection of cafes, art and craft shops and many wonderful local walks which makes it a popular tourist destination in the summer months.

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