Dales Bike Centre, Parks Barn, Fremington, Richmond, Yorkshire Dales DL11 6AW

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Bunkhouse in Swaledale

Dales Bike Centre is situated in the tiny village of Fremington in Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales. It is surrounded by the best biking in Yorkshire in a stunning landscape, criss-crossed by ancient lanes, moorland tracks and roads. This is the perfect venue for cycling, mountain biking, trail running and walking. The Bike Centre offers accommodation, café, bike shop, hire, workshop, secure storage, bike wash, drying room and a wealth of knowledge about the Dales. The 'Cakery Loft' is a 4 bed bunk, self catering, mini apartment with kitchenette, shower & toilet. The 'Bunk Loft' is 8 beds across lovely 2 and 4 bedded rooms. These are warmly decorated and with amazing views across Swaledale. Bedding is provided. The café lounge can be used by guests, with magazines, free WiFi. A hearty breakfast is included. Evening meals are available in pubs and restaurants in Reeth, a five minute stroll away. Surrounded by the best biking in Yorkshire, we are home of the ArdRock Enduro, a round of the Nutcracker MTB XC series, Woodcocks Coast to Coast mountain bike route, en route of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart Stage 1 and the Yorkshire Dales Cycle Way pass close by. We are definitely at the centre of cycling in Yorkshire! September 2021 - April 2022 extensive building works are going on to extend the cafe and social area, make a bigger bike store and improve access and parking. Then for Spring 2023 a new accommodation building is being built.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    12: Cakery Loft 2x2. Bunk Loft 1x4, 2x2.
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    Single room £44, 2 bed bunkroom £68, 4 bed bunkroom £136, 3 people in 4 bed bunkroom £112. Cakery Loft (4 beds) £140. Includes breakfast.
  • Booking:

    Online via website, by phone or by email.
  • Directions:

    20 mins from A1M: from Richmond take A6108 then B6270 signed to Reeth. Once through Grinton, DBC is on left at end of a row of tall trees.
  • Public Transport :

    Trains Darlington (25 miles). Buses X26 & X27 every 15 mins from Darlington to Richmond. Bus 30 from Richmond to Reeth (7 per day till 6.15pm).
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Walney to Wear Mountain Bike Coast to Coast Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2022 Available August Bank Holiday 2022 Available Autumn Half Term 2022 Available for Christmas 2022 Available New Year 2022 / 2023 Available February Half Term 2023 Available Easter 2023 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2023


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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News & Offers from Dales Bike Centre

Richmond Walking and Book Festival, 28th Sept till 6th Oct 2019

September 27th 2019

Join this unique festival with nine days of book events and guided walks in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Combine day time walks led by knowledgeable guides, with evening talks from popular and emerging authors.   Creating your own programme by doing as little or as much of either. The Festival is centred in the lively and picturesque market town of Richmond, eight miles from The Dales Bike Centre.  The Centre provides accommodation, café, drying room and a wealth of knowledge about the Dales.  There are 14 beds, in smart 2 and 4 bedded rooms, warmly decorated and with amazing views across Swaledale.

The walks programme features walks of varying lengths in some of the most stunning scenery England has to offer in the Yorkshire Dales and less well visited areas around Richmond.  There are also shorter town based walks of local interest and a programme of health walks.  With at least 3 walks per day to choose from you will be spoilt for choice.

The full programme of walks is available  here “Programme at a glance

Richmond Walking Fesival

“24 hour cake access” at Dales Bike Centre!

April 30th 2019

Our cafe and cakery at the bunkhouse is a perfect place to stop and refuel, in the best landscape in Yorkshire for biking!

Our scrumptious cakes await you, along with delicious freshly cooked lunches from local sources!

cakes at - Dales Bike Centre - Swaledale - Yorkshire Dales

One Mile East of Reeth on the Coast to Coast Walk

April 6th 2018

Dales Bike Centre provides ideal accommodation for walkers.

Depending on which guide book you read we are either exactly on route here at Fremington or simply 100 metres off route if looking at the footpath near Grinton.  We are closer to the actual route than some of the B&B’s on the edge of Reeth village.

Leaving Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk at Low Fremington following the road for a few hundred yards to find the Dales Bike Centre.   After a refreshing night rest you can rejoin the the long distance path a little further down the road at Grinton Bridge.

Also on the  mountain bike Coast to Coast route.

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