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.
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 - Friary Gardens, Victoria Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4AJ.
Tel: +44 (0)1748 828742
Barnard Castle Tourist Information Centre - Woodleigh Flatts Road, Barnard Castle, Co Durham, DL12 8AA.
Tel: +44 (0)1833 690909
Darlington Tourist Information Centre - Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL1 5RP.
Tel: +44 (0)1325 388666
Durham Tourist Information Centre - Millennium Place, Durham, County Durham, DH1 1WA.
Tel: +44 (0)191 384 3720