Reeth - River Swale - Healaugh - Isles Bridge - Low Whita - Reeth

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Starting from Reeth village green this low-level walk takes you across pleasant pastures to the bank of the river Swale. From here the walker climbs gently to the pretty village of Healaugh and through higher pastures beneath the moor edge before dropping again to the river Swale and a long riverside ramble below Low Row. The river is crossed at beyond Low Row and a delightful green lane takes you back, above the river, towards Reeth before letting out onto a short stretch of moorland edge. The river is again met and a short riverside amble takes the walker back to the meadows below Reeth and the end of this peaceful, delightful amble through the heart of Swaledale.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale


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7/6/2015 - John Blemming

This was a very nice walk, even in the drizzle that came in when we were about a third of the way around and stayed with us for most of the remainder. As always, you can never rely on the English weather! NOTE - as of time of writing this comment, the double boundary fence mentioned and illustrated at point 9 is no longer there - fences and stiles have been removed. You still know you are at the right place to turn away from the river, because of the stepping stones mentioned, but you just have to be careful you don't keep on walking if you are specifically looking out for the two fences/stiles - keep an eye for the stepping stones instead.

2/14/2013 - Philip Scott

I walked this today, there had been heavy snow and then rain overnight. There were still patches of snow but it was melting rapidly. This is a low level walk, navigation was easy and the route was easy to follow on well defined paths. Due to the overnight rain the streams were all full and the River Swale was in full flow although not at flood levels. I did a similar walk along part of the Swale a few days ago and the river had risen a good 2-3 ft since then. An enjoyable walk with excellent views.

10/17/2011 - Christine Bibby

A lovely walk, beautifully described. We must go back in the spring and see all those lovely flowers. Enjoyed every bit of it especially the return to Reeth, so much nicer than the Wainwright route! Many thanks to David.

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