Gunnerside to Reeth
Walk 3- Gunnerside to Reeth riverside walk 6½ miles linear (a family walk- virtually on the level) using the Northern Dalesman bus service to Gunnerside - runs on Sundays and bank holidays.Back to Swaledale
Alight the bus at Gunnerside village and crossing over the road bridge in the centre of the village immediately bear right in front of the Kings Head and at the side of the public toilets pass through a small stile. Now follow and easily defined path across several fields and through a farmyard to reach the banks of the Swale. Turn left following the right-hand bank. The path meets the road and a couple of locations and quickly rejoins the river bank. Just before Isles Bridge the path descends to the river itself and crosses a series of islands. Climb up to the bridge and cross on the road to the other side. Now turn left down the access road to Low Houses. This becomes Low Lane a pleasant track for some distance with views over towards Feetham on the other side, eventually emerging at Low Whita.
Follow the minor road which becomes unfenced passing Bracken Gill Bridge. Now veer off to the left as the road gains height with the drystone wall on the left and meandering between gorse bushes. Pass through a stile to emerge high above the Swale. The path drops down to the river side and becomes a pleasant level walk with open views. Eventually the suspension bridge will come into view. Cross the bridge and then follow the paths up to the houses on the outskirts of Reeth. Then on the road proceed into the village green. There are several pubs and tea shops. The bus departs from the the top end of the Green Back to Swaledale
This page was last updated on 12-Jan-2018
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