Arkengarthdale in the Yorkshire Dales
A subsidiary dale to Swaledale, Arkengarthdale is named after Arkle Beck that flows into the River Swale at Reeth.
This remote northernmost dale is a peaceful and quite area of scattered sheep farms; pasture land, hay meadows and field barns, its small population centred in the hamlets and villages of Arkle Town, Booze, Whaw and Langthwaite, famed by fans of " All Creatures Great and Small ", the popular television series based on the books of Thirsk vet James Herriot.
Today its hard to believe that Arkengarthdale was once the busy centre of a lead mining industry largely developed by Charles Bathurst, Lord of the Manor in the 18th century, and whose name is commemorated by the eighteenth century inn at Langthwaite. The Charles Bathurst Inn Arkengarthdale, or CB Inn, is well known for its outstanding food and cask conditioned ales.
Just beyond the Inn a road known as the Stang, previously used by the Romans to transport lead from the mines, takes you from Arkengarthdale over to nearby Barnard Castle. The main dale road carries on over to County Durham, passing on its way the highest pub in England, the Tan Hill Inn, a favourite with walkers on the Pennine Way and nearby Coast-to-Coast walk.
Arkengarthdale Accommodation & Attractions
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The Rigg comprises two comfortable spacious holiday cottages. An enclosed secure garden to the front and side allows parents peace of mind while small children are outside.
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The Red Lion Inn
The Red Lion is a small unspoilt country inn. A bar with beamed ceiling and a tiny snug. The selection of ales include locally brewed Black Sheep Bitter and Riggwelter.