Intake Cottage Swaledale

Local Information

Many of the local walks and mountain bike routes start literally at your doorstep, several of which are depicted in the guidebooks at the cottage.

Very close to Intake Cottage is Low Row, home of the Punch Bowl Inn, serving good food and traditional ale. Low Row also has a working farm called ‘Hazel Brow’ where visitors and children can interact with the animals and also use the café. Five miles east of Intake Cottage is the so called capital of upper Swaledale, Reeth, having local craft studios, tea rooms, café/restaurants, pubs, museum and tourist information. If peace and quiet is what you are looking for, then you probably don’t need to move from Intake cottage itself.

Cycling Holidays

For Cyclists we are a fantastic base for exploring and achieving climbs such as The Stang, The Buttertubs, Greets Moss, Oxnop Scar, Turf Moor and the infamous Tan Hill.

30 Minutes East

Here you will find the Georgian market town of Richmond with its castle, museum, Georgian Theatre and the old ‘station’ - housing a café, deli’s, art exhibits and two cinemas.

30 Minutes North

Here you will find Barnard Castle, famous for it’s Bowes Museum, which is an international venue for art exhibitions and has numerous different ones throughout the year. Also close by is Egglestone Abbey and Raby Castle.

30 Minutes South

Over the ‘Buttertubs Pass‘’ is the market town of Hawes in Wensleydale where the famous Wensleydale cheese is made. Also in this dale are Bolton Castle and the thriving market town of Leyburn.


Local Tourist Information Centres

Reeth Tourist Information Centre - Hudson House, The Green, Reeth, North Yorkshire, DL11 6TE.

Tel: +44 (0)1748 884059

Richmond Tourist Information Centre - County Library, Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Tel: +44 (0)1609 532980

Darlington Tourist Information Centre - Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL1 5RP.

Tel: +44 (0)1325 388666

Durham Visitor Contact Centre - for all County Durham Attractions

Tel: 03000 26 26 26

Richmond River Richmond River
Raby Castle, photo by North East England Raby Castle
Barnard Castle, photo by ©Ben Gamble Barnard Castle