THINGS TO DO IN THE LOCAL AREA

Smardale Mill Shepods are located in the picturesque setting of Smardale located only 15 minutes away from J38 of the M6 motorway and a 10 minute drive away from the market town of Kirkby Stephen. Being very accessible to both the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District and Eden Valley there are a vast range of things to see and do during your stay. Smardale shepods are located in the ideal setting for those outdoor, nature and walking enthusiasts. 

OUT AND ABOUT

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YORKSHIRE DALES

Whether your travel plans changed or something else came up, Smardale Mill Shepods provides you with the flexibility you need. Enjoy our Late Check-Out and other amenities when you decide to stay with us.

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THE LAKE DISTRICT

With our Free Wi-Fi and other amenities, guests enjoy the highest level of comfort at minimal costs. To learn more about our services and hospitality, keep exploring our site or simply get in touch.

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KIRKBY STEPHEN

Kirkby Stephen is a traditional market town of historic buildings, cobbled yards, quaint corners and interesting shops. Conveniently located just over 3 miles from the Shepods. In Kirkby Stephen you will find a Co-op store, butchers, Chinese, Indian and chip shop takeaways.

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KENDAL

Kendal is a vibrant market town situated 40 minutes from the Shepods. Boasting a varied high street, ranging from independent shops to well known retailers.

 

ATTRACTIONS

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LOWTHER CASTLE & GARDENS

Lowther Castle & Gardens is a lovely day out for all ages and groups. You can explore the ruins, take a walk in the vast gardens and grab something to eat in the cafe. The 'Lost Castle' is one of the UK's largest adventure playgrounds perfect for families. 

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HAWES AND WENSLEYDALE CREAMERY

If you fancy a scenic drive, Hawes is the perfect little market town. Boasting lovely cafe's, gift shops and Wensleydale Creamery home of the famous crumbly Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese 
and a popular Visitor Centre.

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PRIVATE FISHING

The shepods are situated close to the river scandal with a mile of private fishing available to take advantage of during your stay. Bring your own fishing equipment and keep your eye out for brown trout.

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SMARDALE VIADUCT & NATURE RESERVE 

Situated 1.4 miles from the shepods is Smardale Viaduct and Nature reserve. The reserve provides 6km/3.5 miles of level walking and connects with a number of public footpaths. The main track from Smardale car park to Smardale Gill viaduct (1.5miles) has an all-weather surface and is level, making it suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The rest of the track to Newbiggin-on- Lune (3.5miles) is level and easy walking. Smardale nature reserve is home to the Scotch Argus Butterfly and the famous red squirrel. This walk is perfect for spotting wildlife and nature. 

 

LOCAL WALKS

SMARDALE VIADUCT & NATURE RESERVE

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WATERC

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THE WATERCUT SCULPTURE

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EATING AND DRINKING

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TAN HILL INN

Siuated around 15 miles from the Shepods, Tan Hill Inn is the highest pub in England and definitely worth a visit.

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THE BAY HORSE INN WINTON

The Bay Horse Inn at Winton is situated a 15 minute drive away from the Shepods. The Bay Horse is an idyllic country pub serving hearty pub meals and quality British ales.

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THE KINGS HEAD

The Kings Head is situated in the quiet village of Ravenstonedale. Offering a wide range of food options in a cosy and welcoming pub setting.

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AUGILL CASTLE

If you're looking for an extra special meal during your stay, Augill Castle is the place. Offering a mouthwatering selection of food by acclaimed chef Justin Woods and a unique all British bar.

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