Ideal for the walker and the mountain biker with an abundance of routes for all abilities direct from the door. The village and surrounding are also perfect for families with children. There are a large variety of activities and visitor attractions on offer throughout the year. Langthwaite is part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, 'An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. The village is well known for its use as a film set in 'All Creatures Great and Small' and 'A Woman of Substance'. The Red Lion Inn is 200 yards away and the very popular CB Inn is 1/2 a mile away serving excellent food.
The popular town of Reeth is only 3 miles away. Here you can find a selection of craft shops, great pubs, tea rooms, Tourist Information Centre and many other amenities. The market towns of Richmond and Leyburn are just 20 minutes drive away. The Curlews is the perfect location for a totally relaxing holiday in this beautiful area of the Yorkshire Dales.
Places to go
•The Red Lion Inn – Lunchtime meals/snacks- good old fashioned pub – very popular with cyclists and walkers at lunchtimes. Sunny seating area at the front. Characterful interior with pictures of famous stars taken whilst filming in the village – James Herriot Series and Hold the Dream
•The CB Inn – just a walk up the road from the cottage – very good food. Extremely popular so best to book a table if you want to eat. Children allowed in certain rooms.
•Ice cream parlour in Reeth – great for all the family – it’s like a café – you can sit inside and play board games/puzzles.
•The Black Bull Inn in Reeth – good food and atmosphere – children are welcome.
•Tourist Information – Hudson House – Reeth
•Post office and Shop – on the other side of Reeth Village green – ideal for essentials
•Reeth Bakery - very good home-made pies, bread and cakes (on the way out of Reeth past the Langthwaite turn off).
•Reeth playground – 2 minutes walk from the centre – on the way to the river. This is an absolute must if you have young children.
•Reeth Swingbridge – follow the path past the playground and down through the fields to the river. Throw some stones in the river, have a picnic and finish off with a walk through the fields to Grinton coming back along the road!
•Tea Shops – many good ones in Reeth
•Grinton pub – good food. Live music on some evenings.
•Leyburn – market on Saturday. Supermarket, butchers, cafes, shops, pubs.
•Richmond – beautiful old town. Market on a Saturday morning. Castle, river, plenty of shops. Large supermarket – CO-OP on the way into Richmond from Brompton on Swale. Swimming pool – a good day out!
•Middleham – interesting old town with a castle.
•Gunnerside – one of the many beautiful local villages with a pub and several good walks.
•The Forbidden Corner – near to Middleham (approx 30mins from the cottage). An absolute must if you have children –families travel from far afield to spend a day here – essential to book – leaflet at the cottage. Check the weather forecast because most of the activities are outside!
•Castle Bolton – a wonderful and beautifully kept castle with gardens and a maze outside. Leaflet at the cottage.
•Hazel Brow Farm – a working farm in Low Row which opens in the spring/summer for people to see the animals milking/feeding etc. Great for young children.
•Horseriding (Arkengarthdale) – on the road from Reeth to Langthwaite. Caters for beginners and experts! – you will need to book first – leaflet at the cottage.
•The Tan Hill Inn – the highest pub in Britain! Good food, good beer, great atmosphere and fantastic views! Look out for the pet lambs/sheep – you may get a chance to feed them! Roaring fire in the winter but watch out, you may get snowed in! Children welcome throughout.
•Hawes – fantastic old town. Museums and cheese factory just some of the places of interest.
•The Splash Back – take the road up towards the CB Inn and turn left – after a couple of miles you will come to a white footbridge over a stream and a Ford. A great place to picnic and paddle. Famous for appearing on the opening scene of the James Herriot series which was all filmed locally.
•An abundance of walks in all directions. Many of them straight from the front door of the cottage! For a quick stroll try walking up the hill at the back of the village towards Booze – brilliant views! Or walk through the fields to the left of the cottage towards Scar House and Langthwaite Church – you can stroll back along the road to the village – Also a scenic way to get to the CB Inn! Also you can try Fremington Edge which runs along the tops from Langthwaite/Booze towards Reeth start your walk along the riverside in Langthwaite. These are just a very small number of our favourite routes. The tourist Information centre at Hudson House in Reeth will be able to provide more information on local walks. There are plenty of maps and and guidebooks at the cottage for planning both long and short routes.