Sedbergh, Dent, Garsdale & the Howgills
The market town of Sedbergh lies at the foot of the Howgill Fells near where the rivers Lune, Dee and Rawthey meet. For walkers and cyclists it is the gateway to the western Yorkshire Dales and to an extraordinary network of footpaths, bridleways and tracks that cover the high fells and the riverbanks around Sedbergh, Dent, Garsdale, Cautley and the upper Lune Valley.
To Help You Plan Your Visit
Walks around Sedbergh, the Howgills, Dent and Garsdale, long–distance trails, maps and guides, local walking–related groups.
Cycling routes around Sedbergh, the Howgills and Dentdale, long–distance cycleways, mountain biking, maps, guides, bike hire & training.
Bed and breakfasts (including country inns), self–catering holiday cottages and group accommodation, and camping and caravan sites.
Directions, Maps & Transport
Directions, interactive Bing map, Sedbergh town centre map, information about trains, buses and taxis.
Alphabetical list of pubs, cafés, restaurants and takeaways, in and around Sedbergh, Dent, Garsdale and Cautley.
Alphabetical list of goods and the shops that stock them, cash machines, petrol stations, internet access, toilets, car parks and other services.
Dent & Dentdale
Information about Dent and Dentdale is included on the other pages, but we have also made a page with information about Dentdale all in one place.
The Sedbergh Gateway
The Sedbergh Gateway is the website of the Sedbergh Area Walking and Cycling Group – which was set up in 2014 by a number of local businesspeople and walking and cycling enthusiasts. For more about the group and this website see About Us / Contact Us
New Walking Guides
The Sedbergh Area Walking and Cycling Group has published two new guides.
1) Sedbergh Geology – an introduction and local walk, by Dr Neil Davies, and
2) The Sedbergh Quaker Trail, by Dave Smith and Phil Satchell. (A bridge over the Lune, swept away last winter has yet to be replaced, but alternative routes are outlined in a sheet that comes with the booklet).
Both are available at the Sedbergh Information Centre on Main Street and at other good bookshops.
Sedbergh Information and Book Centre
If you want to get information from a real person rather than from a machine, 72 Main Street is the place to go. It is home to the Sedbergh Information and Book Centre. Mainly staffed by local volunteers, the centre has:–
- Books, maps, guides and leaflets about walking, cycling, places to visit,
- Bus and train timetables to view or take away,
- Access to the latest weather forecasts (best taken with a pinch of salt),
- Personal knowledge of the local shops and eateries (though they are not allowed to make recommendations) and
- Free Wi‑Fi.
The Sedbergh Information and Book Centre is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, and on Sunday, midday to 4pm.
Telephone: 015396–20125, or see the webpage
Rights of Way
Should you encounter any problems regarding rights of way in the National Park, please contact the Ranger Service, preferably by e‑mailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments, Suggestions and Help
If you have any comments or suggestions about this website or the Walking and Cycling Group, or if you would like to help in any way, please contact Malcolm Petyt (path watch), Robert Powell (website) or Carole Nelson (everything else). See also our About Us / Contact Us page in relation to linking to this site or sponsorship.
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