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Thwaite Arms

Inn · North East England · 250 m
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After traversing the Fleensop Moor the classic stone-faced Thwaite Arms awaits you as you come into the small village of Horsehouse. 


The Thwaite Arms is one of the most remote pubs in the country and well worth the visit! It's also the last pub you will be able to grab a drink before your reach the end of the Ales and Dales trail in Kettlewell. Due to its remoteness, it doesn't always open in the afternoon and if it does it might only be for an hour or two, so it's essential that you give them a phone the day before to check - otherwise you face the disappointment of a bolted up door on arrival.

Opening hours

The Thwaite Arms is one of the most remote pubs in Yorkshire and it doesn't have a set schedule of what day or times it opens - To avoid disappointment we recommend giving them a call the night before to check and let them know you plan to visit the following and see if they will be open.

Pubs in Yorkshire (especially in small villages) are known to close if they are especially quiet in the afternoons or late in the evening - it's always worth calling ahead and let them know you plan to visit in the afternoon or to simply check they will be open to avoid disappointment on arrival.


COVID19 – The impact of the global pandemic is evident for all local businesses over Yorkshire and the rest of the UK. Sadly, some pubs/hotels/restaurants/museums may have closed doors for good, some may be temporarily closed, and some may be open but will be operating under local guidance/restrictions from the UK government.

Depending on the dates you are walking, this may effect their normal operating hours, the number of people allowed in their property, the ability to serve customers indoors or outdoors, and in pubs it may even not be possible to serve alcohol at certain times of the day. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you check any pubs/cafe's/museums/tearooms/restaurants own website, social media or give them a call in advance of your visit. (were known we have given you the website and telephone number).



OS Grid
SE 04753 81288
54.227292, -1.928582
54°13'38.3"N 1°55'42.9"W
30U 569846 6009340
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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 24.8 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 578 m
Descent 582 m

Popularised on Mark Reid's Inn Way Route this rewarding route over Fleensop Moor lets you see multiple regions of the Dales and is the only walk on ...

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