|2 Dales home ---> Information|
|Please see the 'What's on?' tab above and Diary Dates.|
|Useful sites||Also see the page of links to other web-sites of local interest here or click the 'Links' tab above.|
|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
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.
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.
|Cinema & Theatre||• Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond
• Station Cinema, Richmond
• Reeth District Memorial Hall
Local Bus Services
|• Little Red bus service route 30
• Northern Dalesman bus route 83
|Churches||About the Dales' Churches & Chapels; Services; Newsletters; web-sites.|
List of Parish Clerks & Minutes of Arkengarthdale, Grinton, Marrick, Muker and Reeth Parish Councils are available here.
|Internet Access||Reeth Rural Radio Net We are 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.
|Yorkshire Dales National Park||
• An excellent review of both dales, physical, historical, cultural, buildings, land cover, etc., as a pdf file here.
|Access to County services.|
|2 Dales Junior Football Club. The football club for both boys and girls aged 5 to 14 years. The Club is based at the Reeth Athletic Field operated by the Reeth and District Community Sports Club Ltd. Orchard Lane, Reeth. N Yorks DL11 6TT and uses the new excellent floodlit MUGA and superb changing facilities, club room and kitchen.|
|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.
|Muker Silver Band|
|Reeth Brass Band|
|Melbecks Society||The Melbecks Society has a programme of interesting talks usually held on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm in the Low Row Institute. The 2010 / 2011 programme is available here in pdf format.|
|Richmondshire Museum||• The 19th C postoffice run by generations of the Pedley family for over 100 years has been setup in the 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. It is one of the bases for 2 Dales Live, which provides video links between Gunnerside Village Hall and Marrick Village Hall. The services will also be available shortly in Muker Institute and Keld Lodge. It provides face to face video links to many services in Richmond and the two dales.|
|Reeth Community Orchard||
The Community Orchard Garden is open all year round to those who enjoy borders full of colourful perennials, a shady bench under a tree or beside seasonally planted tubs, an area where young children can play using their imagination, and a small flower meadow recreating those seen and preserved higher up the dale. (Quote from the site)
|Maps||Please see the maps' link page.|
Type in a village name and you'll see many photographs of that area.
|Other sites about Swaledale & Arkengarthdale|
|Yorkshire Dales||A commercial site for the whole Yorkshire Dales with many links including places of interest, accommodation, books, etc..|
|Visit the Yorkshire Dales||Similar to the above.|
The web-site of the Upper Swaledale & Arkengarthdale Business Association with information about the area & businesses providing accommodation, food & drink, etc..
|Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust||
• To conserve or restore the natural, built, scenic and cultural heritage features which together make up the special landscape of the Dales
About bird sightings in the two Dales. Useful contacts, but the site does not appear to being updated.
|The monthly magazine of the Dales|
|An informative site about heather moorland wild-life, management, conservation, heather burning and grouse shooting.|
|Places||Please use the 'Places' tab for more information.|
|Grinton||Much about the village of Grinton.|
|Gunnerside||The Gunnerside village website. A large selection about the village, family history & many other links|
|Reeth||The Reeth township website|
Maps, in pdf format, for each of the Dales' villages with the houses shown & named are available from the Colin Day site.
|Out of Oblivion||Explore Swaledale. Lots of links to things to see in Swaledale. Remember to scroll down to the bottom of the page!
Village Heritage leaflets downloads
Swaledale Guided Walks
|Please also see the 'Places' page.|
|Churches & Chapels|
|• Please see the Churches and Chapels' page.
• Please see the 'Places' page for buildings now closed.
|• Please see this page for the pubs, inns, hotels, shops, etc. in the two Dales.
• this very good list on the Hudson House site.
• read the Reeth Gazette which may be downloaded on this site. It contains adverts from just about every group, shop and firm in the Dales.
• the Reeth Gazette advertisers are listed here. (This list is only updated every few months)
• or the Reeth website business directory.
|Bridge Inn, Grinton||Interesting facts about the Inn and a link to its web-site.|
|Youth Hostel||The only remaining YHA hostel in the two Dales is 1km south of Grinton.|
|Schools||There are now three primary schools in the two Dales. Please see the 'Places' page for schools now closed.|
||may be downloaded as a pdf file from the school web-site here.|
|Arkengarthdale||Our small school is situated in the middle of Arkengarthdale, the most northerly dale of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The beautiful dale is 13 miles long and follows the Arkle Beck as it flows to join the River Swale. (Quote from the school site). The school web-site.|
|• Reeth Community and Gunnerside Methodist are two small rural primary schools in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Since Easter 2005 the two schools have been in a confederation under the one headteacher.
• Please see the schools' web-site to see much more about the schools and their activities.
• A new nursey school serving the three schools has been built in the Reeth School grounds.
|Richmond School||• This secondary school is both an Arts College and a Science and Maths College.
• The school is starting a £32 million re-build and extension.
• The majority of the secondary age children in Swaledale & Arkengarthdale go to Richmond School.
|Wensleydale School||• It is a Specialist Science College. It 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.
|There is a more comprehensive set of links available on this site here. or by clicking the 'Links' tab above.|
|• Please see the 'History' tab above for information about local history and local family history links.
• There will also be history references by village name on the 'Places' tab above. Only Grinton village has been done in any detail so far.
• The Memorial inscriptions for St. Andrew's, Grinton are available here.
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