Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
Ravenstonedale
Ravenstonedale is an unspoiled picturesque village lying at the foot of the Howgills in Cumbria. Nearby is the village of Newbiggin-on-Lune. These villages together with the farms and homes scattered around them form the parish of Ravenstonedale. The parish of Ravenstonedale consists of four angles - Town, Newbiggin, Fell End and Bowderdale. Ravenstonedale is located between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. It is a good location for exploring both regions. It's also a brilliant place to live and work.
Where to Stay (Self Catering)
Oaklea
Oaklea self catering accommodation Ravenstonedale near Kirkby StephenRecently built, Oaklea has double and twin bedrooms and is equipped with modern appliances and comforts. Offers first class self contained accommodation in the heart of Ravenstonedale with ample off road parking.

The Barn
The Barn self catering accommodation Ravenstonedale near Kirkby StephenA well-equipped bungalow situated in the village of Ravenstonedale offering self-catering accommodation. Lies at the foot of the Howgills and within easy walking distance of all village amenities.

Stouphill Gate
Stouphill Gate self catering Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen CumbriaVoted by readers of 'The Hidden Places' guide books as the best in the area. Quote from guest book: "Seek out this special farmhouse and stay a while to savour the magical landscape."

Oak Cottage
Oak Cottage self catering Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen CumbriaSelf catering accommodation in a traditional Westmorland village cottage. This comfortable cottage offers the ambience and character of a period cottage.

Sandbed Cottage
Sandbed Cottage Fell End Kirkby Stephen CumbriaNestling at the foot of Harter Fell, 3 miles from the village of Ravenstonedale, Sandbed Cottage sleeps 4 in double and twin rooms. Sandbed Cottage is in a perfect position for exploring both Lakes and Dales.

Snowdrop Cottage
Snowdrop Cottage accommodation kirkby stephenSnowdrop Cottage enjoys a tranquil setting with views on all sides of beautiful rolling Cumbrian countryside including nearby Wild Boar Fell and the Howgills.

Lytheside Cottage
Lytheside Cottage, Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, CumbriaSleeps 3. Lytheside Cottage is normally run on a bed and breakfast basis but is also available for weekend breaks or longer on a self catering basis.

Moss Cottages
Moss Cottages accommodation Kirkby StephenSituated near Newbiggin-on-Lune, our 3 cottages nestle at the foot of the Howgill Fells close to the source of the River Lune. They have been tastefully converted from a stone barn attached to our 17th century farm house.

High Sprintgill Cottages
High Sprintgill Cottages accommodation near Kirkby StephenTwo idyllic self-catering cottages near the Eden Valley. High Sprintgill Cottage sleeps 6. Sally End Cottage sleeps 4. Secluded positions offer opportunities for peaceful and relaxing holiday breaks

Sycamore Tree Farm
Sycamore Tree Farm MallerstangEnjoys an isolated location in Mallerstang in the upper Eden Valley 8 miles from Ravenstonedale. Sleeps 4-6. Adjacent to the Settle-Carlisle railway running through Mallerstang.

Tarn Outdoor Centre
Tarn Outdoor Centre Fell End Kirkby Stephen CumbriaGroup accommodation for up to 24 people. Groups with higher numbers can be catered for by camping in the grounds of the Centre. A unique and superb barn conversion in a traditional Cumbrian hill farm setting.

Blandswath Cottage
Blandswath cottage, accommodation kirkby stephen5 miles from Ravenstonedale, near Kirkby Stephen, on the banks of the River Eden. 4 bedrooms. Situated on 100 acres of the owner’s land, around which visitors are free to roam.

The Barn House Orton
The Barn House OrtonThe Barn House offers friendly and comfortable bed and breakfast in Orton. Accommodates up to six people, in three large and comfortable rooms, all ensuite. The Coast to Coast path is nearby.

The Fold
The Fold Crosby Garrett  near Stephen CumbriaA recent barn conversion in the picturesque village of Crosby Garrett, near Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria. An open lounge with a wood burning stove ensures a warm and cosy environment. Sleeps 2.

Haweswater Cottage
Haweswater CottageHaweswater Cottage offers self catering accommodation in a remote rural location near Haweswater in Cumbria. The cottage is surrounded by lakeland fells on which guests are free to roam.

Stonetrail Cottages
Stonetrail Cottages Ravenstonedale self catering3 luxury converted stone barns sleeping up to18. Weekend, mid week and week long breaks available. Horse riding, mountain bike hire and horse holiday livery available on site.

Waitby School
Waitby School Ravenstonedale self cateringAn historic and luxurious holiday cottage set amid some of England's most stunning countryside, Waitby School - which is rated as five-star by visit Britain - is the perfect getaway for all seasons.

Green Barn Cottages
Green Barn Cottages Ravenstonedale self cateringNew barn conversion comprising 3 individual luxury cottages. Furnished to exceptional standards with all modern comforts and appliances. Situated at the foot of the Howgill fells. Ideal for walkers.

A Corner of Eden
A Corner of Eden Ravenstonedale self cateringChoose from a gorgeous Georgian Farmhouse sleeping 8, Angel Barn - a rustic eco barn sleeping 6 and then there's the cosy Shepherd's Cottage sleeping 2+.  Champagne hamper included.

The Burton Gypsy Showmans Wagon
The Burton Gypsy Showmans WagonThe perfect retreat for 2 to relax in the uniquely designed showmans wagon. Hand crafted double bed, wet room, kitchenette diner, wood burning stove.

Cranesbill Barn
Cranesbill Barn, Newbiggin-on-Lune, Kirkby Stephen, CumbriaComfortable, charming and tasteful holiday accommodation. Sleeps 5 plus an infant in a travel cot. Refurbished 19th century barn with rustic features retained. Situated in Newbiggin-on-Lune.

High Lane Farm Holiday Cottages
High Lane Farm holiday cottages Newbiggin-on-LuneThree self catering cottages set on a family run working farm at Newbiggin-on-Lune. All are new conversions of an early mid 19th Century grade II listed barn providing a high standard of accommodation.

Sykes Holiday Cottages
Sykes holiday cottages near RavenstonedaleA selection of self-catering properties in and around Ravenstonedale sleeping between two and five people. Perfect for an active or relaxing break near the Lakes.

Where to Stay (Hotels)
Black Swan Hotel
Black Swan Hotel Kirkby Stephen accommodationA traditional lakeland hotel with a homely atmosphere offering a restaurant with a high standard of cuisine and bars serving traditional ales and a fine selection of wines. Centrally located in the village of Ravenstonedale.

Kings Head
Kings Head Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen accommodationA traditional Cumbrian pub, newly refurbished, offering accommodation, restaurant and bar food, real ales and a warm welcome. Centrally located in the village of Ravenstonedale.

Fat Lamb Country Inn and Restaurant
Fat Lamb Inn and RestaurantTraditional 17th century inn, 2 miles from Ravenstonedale. Offers friendly, relaxed and informal escape from pressures of modern life. Magnificent views in all directions, our own eleven acre private nature reserve immediately to the rear.

Where to Stay (B&B)
Tranna Hill
Tranna Hill, Kirkby Stephen accommodationEnjoys an enviable rural location on the fringe of the village of Newbiggin-on-Lune in Cumbria. We are literally at the foot of the Howgill fells. Many of our guests enjoy an overnight stay while on the popular coast-to-coast walk.

Westview
Westview accommodation near Kirkby StephenOffers a very high standard of accommodation in the heart of Ravenstonedale. Westview lies at the foot of the Howgill fells and is within easy walking distance of all village amenities including the village pubs.

Stouphill Gate
Stouphill Gate, Ravenstonedale, Kirkby StephenOnce again voted by readers of ''The Hidden Guide to the Lake district & Cumbria''  as the best Bed & Breakfast in the area. Guest book: "Seek out this special farmhouse and stay a while to savour the magical landscape."

Lytheside Cottage
Lytheside Cottage, Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, CumbriaSleeps 3. Lytheside Cottage is normally run on a bed and breakfast basis but is also available for weekend breaks or longer on a self catering basis.

Brownber Hall Country House
Brownber Hall, Kirkby Stephen accommodationBrownber Hall Country House offers 10 en-suite bedrooms, all high standard accommodation. There is a lift and other disabled facilities. A secluded location with ample parking in Newbiggin-on-Lune near Ravenstonedale.

Primrose Cottage
Primrose Cottage, Tebay, Cumbria8 miles from Ravenstonedale at Tebay. 3 very comfortable and well furnished rooms. All rooms are en-suite with bath, shower or both, large flat screen TV with freeview and free wireless Internet access.

Where to Stay (Luxury Lodges)
Artlegarth Country Lodges
Artlegarth Country Lodges, Ravenstonedale, Cumbria3 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.

Where to Stay (Horse Livery)
Eden Valley Horse Holidays
Eden Valley Trail Riding CentreThe Eden Valley Trail Riding Centre at Ravenstonedale offers grazing and stabling for horses on holiday. Route maps, guiding services and horse hire available. Contact 07775 642400..

News                                    The Link | Parish Council

New Bus Service
Cumbria Classic Coaches commenced a new bus service on Thursday 19th Feb 2015. Kirkby Stephen, Ravenstonedale (A685), Shap, Orton, Tebay, Kendal.
Download timetable (pdf)


Chantry Bridge
Tarn Gill Packhorse Bridge The first meeting of the "Friends of Tarn Gill Bridge" took place at St Oswald's Church on Thursday 26th February at 7.30pm. The bridge has now had a reprieve from being demolished next summer, and the “Friends” group has been set up to try and conserve the bridge, if at all possible.

The bridge was saved from demolition once before, in 1973, when the County Council wished to replace it with a new road bridge, as it was unsuitable for modern traffic. This plan was changed due to local opposition, the support of the Parish Council, and the Westmorland Council Roads and Bridges Committee. The first “Irish ford” was therefore put in to take the road traffic, and the bridge was left open to pedestrians.

This time it appears that the people who feel strongly about the future of the bridge have to do more than lobby the Parish Council and the District Council. The “Friends” will be organizing events over the spring and summer – our first task is to fund a survey of the bridge by Consulting Engineers to determine if, and how, the structure can be saved.

Further updates will follow!

Whats on August 2015
Date Time Event Venue
05 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
05 7.00 Lune Ladies NOL Hall
06 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
10 12.30 Lunch Club. Lune Spring
12 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
13 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
19 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
20 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
25 12.30 Pensioners Lunch Kings Head
26 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
27 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
September 2015
Date Time Event Venue
02 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
02 7.30 Lune Ladies NOL Hall
03 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
03 6.30 Youth Club (Year 5 onwards) NOL Chapel
03 7.30 Ravenstonedale Parish Council meeting High Chapel
03 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
04 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
09 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
10 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
10 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
11 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
11 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOL Hall
14 12.30 Lunch Club. Lune Spring
16 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
16 7.30 History Group High Chapel
17 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
17 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
18 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
18 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOL Hall
23 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
24 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
24 6.30 Youth Club (Year 5 onwards) NOL Chapel
24 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
25 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
25 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOL Hall
29 12.30 Pensioners Lunch Kings Head
30 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
October 2015
Date Time Event Venue
01 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
01 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
02 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
02 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOL Hall
07 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
07 7.30 Lune Ladies NOL Hall
08 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
08 6.30 Youth Club (Year 5 onwards) NOL Chapel
08 7.30 Ravenstonedale Parish Council meeting High Chapel
08 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
09 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
09 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOL Hall
11 12.30 St Oswald's Harvest Lunch NOL Hall
12 12.30 Lunch Club. Lune Spring
14 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
15 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
15 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
16 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
16 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOL Hall
21 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
21 7.30 History Group High Chapel
22 6.30 Youth Club (Year 5 onwards) NOL Chapel
22 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
23 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
24 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOL Hall
27 12.30 Pensioners Lunch Kings Head
28 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
29 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
30 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOLHall
30 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
November 2015
Date Time Event Venue
04 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
04 7.30 Lune Ladies NOL Hall
05 6.30 Youth Club (Year 5 onwards) NOL Chapel
05 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
05 7.30 Ravenstonedale Parish Council meeting High Chapel
05 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
06 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
06 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOL Hall
09 12.30 Lunch Club. Lune Spring
10 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
12 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
12 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NoL Hall
13 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
13 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOL Hall
18 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
18 7.30 History Group High Chapel
19 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
19 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
20 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
20 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOL Hall
24 12.30 Pensioners Lunch Kings Head
25 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
26 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
26 6.30 Youth Club (Year 5 onwards) NOL Chapel
26 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
27 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
27 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOL Hall
December 2015
Date Time Event Venue
02 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
02 7.30 Lune Ladies Christmas Dinner Kings Head
03 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
04 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
04 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
04 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOL Hall
09 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
10 6.30 Youth Club (Year 5 onwards) NOL Chapel
10 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
10 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
11 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
11 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOL Hall
14 12.30 Lunch Club. Lune Spring
16 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
16 7.30 History Group Christmas get together High Chapel
17 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club Christmas Party NOL Hall
20 6.30 Village Christmas Carol Service Low Chapel
22 12.30 Pensioners Lunch Kings Head

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Ravenstonedale is picturesque and tranquil, a conservation area and an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is near to Kirkby Stephen, a thriving market town. See kirkby stephen accommodation. It is also close to the Eden Valley, a beautiful area with much to offer and largely undiscovered. See eden valley accommodation.

Ravenstonedale

Ravenstonedale lies at the foot of the Howgills, a range of hills described by Wainwright as like a herd of sleeping elephants. The Howgill fells can be accessed on foot directly from Ravenstonedale and offer briliiant walking opportunities. See howgills cottages.

Ravenstonedale and the Howgills