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Whether you are looking for an overnight stay, a midweek break or for something longer you will be certain to find a warm welcome at Swarthghyll Farm and Outdoor Centre.

Swarthghyll Farm and Outdoor Centre is a working thousand acre sheep farm set in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales. Swarthghyll Farm and Outdoor Centre caters for the needs of walkers, corporate team building, outdoor activity groups, universities, schools, quiet weekends, midweek breaks and overnight stays for one and up to fifty guests. Enjoy family get togethers and special birthdays in the barn.

All accommodation is self catering including a forty bed purpose built bunk barn, two self catering flats , the Studio and the Courtyard Cottage.

Image of Yorkshie DalesThe Farm and Outdoor Centre has established links to local organisations and licensed operators, who offer activities such as canoeing, climbing, orienteering, guided walks, team building, mountain biking and many more.

Swarthghyll Farm and Outdoor Centre is conveniently located in the North Yorkshire Dales, 5 miles/8 kilometers from Hawes, where there are a large number of Public Houses, Restaurants and Tea Rooms.

Straddling the Dales Way in Upper Wharfedale, Swarthghyll is within easy reach of the Lake District, the Pennine Way and North Yorkshire Moors.

There are also a number of interesting visitor attractions such as a working rope maker, the Dales Countryside Museum and Wallis and Gromit's favourite cheese factory where you can buy the world famous Wensleydale Cheese. A weekly street market is held in Hawes each Tuesday (see our links page for further information)

With our farm situated o the Dales Way - in fact, running straight throgh theImage of Yorkshire Dales middle of our farm - we have two purpose built walkers flats. One twin bedded and one double beded. Over the years we have found that we are perfectly placed in the middle if you are walking from the Kettlewell area to the North or coming from the Dent area to the South.

You will always find a warm and cosy welcome after a long days walk. Your luggage can be delivered by Sherpa (click for more details) and be waiting for you on your arrival if you are not carrying your own.


If you fancy some MOUNTAIN BIKING - bring your own bike or you can Email Kudu Bikes Sheep on the farmin Hawes or telephone them on 01969 666088, alternatively visit thier website for further information. A days bike ride is very popular so book early in order not to be disappointed.

Small dogs allowed for the Cottage and Flats only by prior arrangement.




We look forward to meeting you in the near future!


Swarthghyll Farm, Oughtershaw, Nr. Buckden, North Yorkshire BD23 5JS
Telephone: (01756) 760466
Facsimile: (01756) 760468
Email: info@swarthghyll-farm.co.uk