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Local Attractions

Our village is fortunate to have its very own golf course and tennis course for our guests’ enjoyment. Amazing walks from our door (loan maps and walks available) in our unspoilt and quiet countryside.

Our very own garden boasts a family of otters, red squirrels, foxes and an SSSI river. Relax in our garden hammock, paddle in the river, enjoy a BBQ, or enjoy our range of garden games.

The central Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Durham Dales and Scottish Borders are only a short drive away, as are the lovely market towns of Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale, Kirkby Stephen, Penrith and Barnard Castle. The Carlisle-Settle railway, with regular steam trains, passes only a few short miles from our door. We offer a free pick-up/drop-off service (by prior arrangement).

The Coast-to-Coast walk passes nearby and we are a very popular stop to rest and refresh! (pick-up/drop-off service available from Kirkby Stephen (by prior arrangement).

We are centrally located for many other popular walks and cycle routes (storage and drying facilities available)

For more information see the local Ravenstonedale website.

black swan ravenstonedale

black swan ravenstonedale

black swan ravenstonedale

Local Links

The Burton Gypsy Showmans Wagon, Ravenstonedale
Our Manager, Selina, has renovated her own Gypsy Waggon from scratch and its wonderful, so if you fancy a romantic stay, and a visit to The Black Swan for food!, then follow the link to her website.

Map reading courses from this pub
Never get lost again with these weekend map reading courses. Get the skills you need to plan and undertake your own walks in the countryside; skills that will last a lifetime. Bespoke courses and hill days available. Instructor: Mark Reid, author of 'The Inn Way' guidebooks.

Lake District Guided Walking
Offers guided walking in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Howgill Fells.

Stone Trail Holidays
Horse riding and mountain bike hire.

Cumbria Classic Coaches
Located very close to the Black Swan Hotel. Offers regular services to a range of destinations in Cumbria and Yorkshire as well as bookings for special occasions such as weddings, day trips etc.

Sunsoar Paragliding
The UK's premier paragliding school for training in the UK and abroad.

John Pape. Wild Brown Trout Fishing and Tuition
Wild brown trout fishing and tuition in the north of England on the River Eden. Appleby area.

Alan Roberts Photography
Offers a wide variety of professional photography services including weddings, events, portraits, greeting cards and images for websites.

The Eden Angler
Offers personalised fly fishing experiences on the Eden and other waters.

Artlegarth Country Lodges
3 luxury log cabins each sleeping 4 adults and 2 children. Situated in an exceptional and breathtaking location amid stunning scenery. All lodges are spacious and very well furnished.

Fishing on the River Eden
View catch returns, daily condition reports and live images of river at Kirkby Stephen.