Things to do:

Swaledale is high in activities with plenty of things to do. Famous as a walking area on the path of the ‘Coast to Coast’ walk and close to the ‘Pennine Way’ it also boasts a wide variety of walks direct from Park End’s gates to suite every need. Discover the led mines on the moors or walk down by the river to Reeth with its shops and museum or to Gunnerside with its working forge and mining museum. En-route you might come across one of the Dales local hostelries for some sustenance.

For the less energetic, Park End's position in the narrowest part of England and just east of the Pennines make it a perfect place to stay awhile and choose to visit attractions on either side of the country.

Take your pick of the weather and plan a full day out treating yourselves to the famous seafood at Whitby, or Wordsworth's Grasmere and the Lakes. Both are only an hour and a half's drive away, with plenty to see of interest in between. Or simply relax and let us suggest a local itinerary to suite you.


North Yorkshire is horse racing country with Catterick, Ripon, Thirsk, Wetherby and York to chose from. There are 16 racing stables in Middleham alone. If you enjoy country sports try clay shooting or fly fishing locally. Perhaps you would like to see the local countryside from horseback. Letus help to arrange with Arkle Moor Riding Centre for you to spend two hours or more in the saddle. Our neighbours run the award winning Hazel Brow Farm by the river in Low Row, ideal for children and adults alike. We want you to get the most out of your stay at Park End so perhaps we can help by suggesting full or half day customised itineraries either by car or on foot.  At the end of the day return to Park End to relax before getting a flavour of the Dales at one of the excellent local restaurants or hostelries.