The stunning beauty of Swaledale has been seen across the world in the Tour de France, which passed in front of Strands View. Whatever the season, Swaledale offers its own special magic and is well known for stone barns, flowering hay-meadows, gentle valley walking or the more energetic hiking and cycling. Check out the guides, daily update and our Top Tips for a memorable stay at Strands View.

Very varied hiking and walking out of the front door from gentle river side walks to all day hikes across the moors. Follow the link for recommendations.

Follow the Tour de France! Swaledale is great for both mountain biking and road cycling. The Swale Trail and The Yorkshire Dales Cycleway are easily accessible from StrandsView.

The area has a number of castles & family attractions to keep everyone occupied on a wet day. For shopping: closeby are the market towns of Hawes, Leyburn, Richmond & Ripon. Further away is Harrogate and the historic city of York.

Daily Recommendation

Today’s recommendations on what to do in and around Swaledale based upon the weather. Please check the website before venturing out to ensure that they are open.


Muker to Low Row

A hike in the valley through the meadows of Upper Swaledale. In early summer, these are covered in wild flowers.

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Reeth Bakery

A great bakery for traditional cake and bread. Food is perfect for hiking picnics - the parkin is great.

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Hesketh Farm Park

A farm park for children - great to combine with the Bolton Abbey steam railway.

Location: Bolton Abbey

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