Dacre is the nearest village (approx 2 miles) to Thornthwaite and has a small village store (Tel. 01423 780943) which is useful if you need something in a hurry.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7:30 - 1900 and Sun 8:00 - 17:00
Summer is small village situated approx 3 miles from Thornthwaite. There are several small shops and a large hardware store, Todds (Tel: 01423 780319), which has a post office and also sells Butane and Propane gas.
There are various smaller shops that will cater for all your needs plus cafes, bakers and a fish & chip shop.
There are also 2 award winning butchers. We often use Kendalls farm butchers for our district events and they will deliver to site, for their full range or to contact them see www.kendallsfarmbutchers.co.uk.
Harrogate is located approximately 12 miles from Thornthwaite and has several large supermarkets as well as many shops, cafes and other attractions.
The near hospital with an A&E department is in Harrogate.