Gift Vouchers for Christmas

Stuck for ideas for that special someone? Why not give a Frith Lodge gift voucher for use anytime during our open season Easter until end Sepember. Contact us at or call us on 01748 886489.

Merry Christmas!

Swaledale Mountain Rescue

We are very proud here at Frith Lodge to support the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team, we have a collection box in our Reception and this raised £100.55 by the end of the walking season this year. Next year is the 50th Anniversary of the SMRT and we hope to be able to double this years efforts!

The Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team provide both Mounatin and Cave rescue in Swaledale and Wensleydale, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Find out more about their work

Every Barn Tells A Story

Ever wondered why there are so many barns in Swaledale??

Today we spent a fabulous day in Muker creating enormous cows and a sheepdog made from wicker to become giant lanterns. The cow lanterns will form a procession in Keld next month in an event the Yorkshire Dales National Park has arranged for the community as a thank you for their participation in the Every Barn Tells a Story project.

Update……. Check out the full story here and take a look at the magical ghost cow celebrations.

Muker Show and a Cheese Festival

The Muker Show held on the first Wednesday of September was again a fabulous success. There was a fantastic number of entries in the Show tent which showed off what amazing talent we have in the Dales along with some great visitor entries too! And talking of visitors the Fell Race included a runner on holiday from Mauritius!! The Yorkshire Dales National Park talked through their project ‘Every barn tells a story’ and our Jess & Billie got a 2nd each (again) in their ‘Working Dog type’ show class. We had a good sing-a-long outside the Farmers Arms and then back to the newly refurbished and warm (thanks to our new woodburner) Reading Room at the Village Hall for a Community Evening of sharing our award winning (or not!!) exibits and entries to the show.

The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 23rd to 30th September a whole week celebrating cheese!! Starting at the Wensleydale Creamery (where better to start a Cheese Festival??) followed by all sorts of events happening at some great venues all over the National Park. See Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival


Hay time and Agriculture Shows

Nearly through August and the weather hasn’t been exactly would we and the farms would hope for! There just hasn’t been very many consecutive days of fine dry weather to cut, dry and bale the hay. However it’s not entirely a washout and it’s good to look out today and see and smell the lovely cut grass being baled up.

August also sees the many Agricultural Shows taking place and while we wait for the Muker show in September we decided to head off to visit the Kilsney Show. We had a fantasic day watching the sheep trials, seeing the champion sheep in their pens and tasting some wonderful local produce. The day finished with a different kind of sheep show which was hilarous! Take a look at

2017 Certificate of Excellence awarded by TripAdvisor

We are absolutely delighted to hear we have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor for 2017. It’s all thanks to our wonderful guests who have contributed such fabulous reviews about their stay with us. We so appreciate the time and effort taken!

47th Beamish Reliabilty Run passes Frith Lodge

This 150-mile event is for vintage cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles registered before 1956. Beginning and finishing at Beamish, the run follow sa 150-mile route around County Durham and North Yorkshire passing right by us.

We sat out on our deck chairs in glorious sunshine and watched for a couple of hours as these beautiful cars all in pristine condition drove past us with a cheery wave from the occupants!

Happy Birthday Frith Lodge!

So today marks our first anniversary of opening and what a year it’s been! We’ve had the pleasure of meting wonderful people from all over the world, received 100% 5* reviews on TripAdvisor, have guests on their 4th return visit, been enormously supported by our family friends and the amazing Keld community.

Happy Birthday Frith Lodge!

Lambing starts in Upper Swaledale!

Lambing has at last started here in Upper Swaledale, it’s such a magical time with new life springing up everywhere. We have the twins in the field behind us and it is an absolute joy to watch the lambs, from their first tentative steps, to groups of them chasing each other relentlessly!

BBC’s Countryfile Magazine – National Park of the Year

The Yorkshire Dales National Park has been voted the BBC’s Countryfile Magazine National Park of the Year!

This what they say…..

‘The characterful Yorkshire Dales claims the top spot this year, with readers displaying great affection for this wild and craggy limestone landscape. Replete with waterfalls and hay meadows, stone villages and broadleaved woodland, the park has recently expanded to cover 840 square miles. Our expert John Craven has known these rolling valleys since boyhood, and it’s clear that thousands of voters also have fond memories of time spent here.’