Around The Area

Bivouac at Druid’s Temple is at the heart of the 20,000 acre Swinton Estate and in terms of the great outdoors there is unrivalled access to the rivers, woodland, moorland, reservoirs and dales in some of the most beautiful countryside in the U.K. The Druid’s Temple is a very short walk from the Bivouac cafe bistro, and is a particularly quirky attraction. There are also numerous places of interest to visit in the local area.

The historic folly Druid’s Temple and the surrounding woodland makes for a fantastic starting point for any number of excursions across the moorland, or an ideal location for a short stroll, drinking in the natural beauty of the forest and spectacular views. Nearby Swinton Park is surrounded by 200 acres of landscaped parkland with woodland, lakes and gardens, where Bivouac guests can enjoy a morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea.

Bordering on the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Bivouac is proud to be situated in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which is a striking blend of timeless landscapes and rich heritage. With idyllic Yorkshire villages dotted all over the dales you are never too far away from a local pub, perfect for a stop off point and perhaps a warming meal en route on any of the many walks that take you all over the countryside. Nidderdale is one of the closer dales to visit, with How Stean Gorge and Brimham Rocks featuring as popular attractions, whilst within the Estate the relatively unexplored Colsterdale offers excellent walking and climbing opportunities.


Things to do

  • Thrills and spills

    Mountain Biking

    For thrills and spills, the 8km mountain bike track at the Druid's Plantation on The Swinton Estate offers fun and excitement for the beginner right through to the dedicated adrenalin junkie.

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  • Swinton Bivouac

    Explore The Druid's Temple

    The Druid’s Temple is one of Yorkshire’s most interesting follies, in the woods, located near Leighton Reservoir with the surrounding moorland and Yorkshire Dales landscape.

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  • Dining

    Cafe Bistro

    The Bivouac cafe is the place for guests and visiting walkers, families and friends.

    With snacks and simple dishes made from local produce, drop by for a coffee, cake, a light lunch, or enjoy a delicious meal in this perfect setting.

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Book a stay

Tel: 01765 680900

Email: reservations@swintonestate.com