Walkers can follow paths along the River Swale both upstream and downstream from the town, including to Easby Abbey. A longer option is to follow part of the famous long-distance Coast to Coast Walk all the way to Reeth (11 miles) and take the bus back (see

Cyclists can also follow Swaledale – as far as Reeth may be enough, while a trip along Arkengarthdale and then over the high wild moors to Kirkby Stephen via the Tan Hill Inn is a more serious (but very rewarding) 40-mile undertaking.