Reeth

Bottom Shop is well stocked village store. Open until 7.30pm Mo-Fri, 7pm Sat, 4pm Sun. Gift Shop and Post Office stores also keep basic provisions. Post Office open 9-5 Mon-Fri, 9-12:30 Sat. Free cash withdrawals for most major banks. Petrol/diesel from Reeth Garage (9-6, 9-2 on Sat). Swaledale Outdoors shop for good quality walking equipment. Market on Friday.

Distance: 5 milesDriving time: 10 mins

 

 

Hawes

Many shops, more visitor orientated than others. Small supermarket. post office, chemists, specialist delicatessen, garage (open 7 days a week). Three walking shops (for boots etc). Two cheese shops, one in the Wensleydale Creamery and the other in the High Street run by the much smaller Ribblesdale Creamery. Market on Tuesday.

Distance: 12 milesDriving time: 25 mins

 
 

 

Leyburn

Surprisingly vibrant town centre with two supermarkets, two banks, chemists, and maybe 20 other shops. Market on Friday.

Distance: 12 milesDriving time: 25 mins

 


 

Richmond

Disappointing range of shops. Large Co-op supermarket, post office,WH Smiths, three banks, opticians, delicatessen and general stores. Both the Castle and the Station are worth a visit, the latter being home to 8 local food & drink makers (cheese, beer, ice cream, chocolate etc). Market on Saturday.

Distance: 15 milesDriving time: 30 mins

 


 


Catterick Barracks

About 2 miles outside Richmond. It is the British Army's largest garrison. Also home to a large, 24hr Tesco. Observe unusual signage during approach: eg "Warning: tanks emerging from behind bushes".

Distance: 16 milesDriving time: 30 mins

 


 


Barnard Castle

Sizeable market town. Many shops with Morrisons supermarket hidden around the back. A regional centre for small antiques shops. Market on Wednesday. Bowes Museum is about a mile outside the town.

Distance: 15 milesDriving time: 30 min

 

 


Rowleth End Guest House
Gunnerside / Low Row
Upper Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales DL11 6PY
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