Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen Cumbria

What to do near Ravenstonedale

One of the many great things about Ravenstonedale is the wide variety of activities available for visitors and locals to enjoy. In addition to the many activities available locally Ravenstonedale is within easy driving range of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales which greatly extends the range of activities available.

Walking near Ravenstonedale


The fells and footpaths that surround Ravenstonedale are a paradise for walkers.

Golf near Ravenstonedale


There is a golf course in Ravenstonedale and many more courses are avaiable nearby.

Fishing near Ravenstonedale


The River Eden and its tributary, the River Belah, offer river fly fishing for wild brown trout.

Cycling near Ravenstonedale


The gently rolling countryside around Ravenstonedale is very popular with cyclists.

Horse Riding near Ravenstonedale

Horse Riding

There are several opportunities to enjoy horse riding in Ravenstonedale and furher afield.

National Trust near Ravenstonedale

National Trust

There are some interesting National Trust properties within easy drives from Ravenstonedale.

Tennis in Ravenstonedale


There is a tennis court in the village managed by Ravenstonedale Tennis Club.

Swimming near Ravenstonedale


There is no pool in Ravenstonedale but several pools are within easy driving distance.

Bowling  near Ravenstonedale


There is no bowling green in Ravenstonedale but there are several within easy driving distance.

Art classes  near Ravenstonedale


David and Caroline Morris have an art gallery in Ravenstonedale exhibiting work by local artists.

Wild Flowers  near Ravenstonedale

Wild Flowers

There are a wide variety of wild flowers to be found in the parish of Ravenstonedale.

Bird Watching  near Ravenstonedale

Bird Watching

We are very fortunate in Ravenstonedale to enjoy a wide variety of wild bird species.

Local History of Ravenstonedale

Local History

The ruins of a Gilbertine monastic house are in the grounds of St Oswald’s Church in Ravenstonedale.

Bus tours  near Ravenstonedale

Bus Tours

Cumbria Classic Coaches normally operate heritage trips in summer to Hawes and Barnard Castle.

Settle Carlisle railway

Settle Carlisle Railway

The scenic Settle-Carlisle railway passes within 2 miles of Ravenstonedale at Kirkby Stephen.

Red squirrels in Ravenstonedale

Red Squirrels

Visitors to Ravenstonedale have a very good chance of seeing red squirrels.

Eden Valley

Eden Valley

The nearby Eden Valley is the hidden gem of Cumbria and is quieter than the Lakes.

Lune Valley

Lune Valley

The source of the River Lune is in Ravenstonedale parish on the fells just above Newbiggin-on-Lune.

Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales

Accessing the Yorkshire Dales from Ravenstonedale is an easy and picturesque drive.

Lake District

Lake District

Ravenstonedale is a short drive away from the Lake District National Park which lies to the west.