Walkers above Sedbergh

Sedbergh Gateway — a website for walkers and cyclists in Sedbergh and the western Yorkshire Dales

Welcome to the Sedbergh Area

Walking and Cycling around Sedbergh, the Howgills, Dentdale & Garsdale

The market town of Sedbergh lies at the foot of the Howgill Fells – those rounded hills you see from the M6 near Tebay.

Though in Cumbria, the town is just inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park. For visiting walkers and cyclists it is the gateway to the western Yorkshire Dales and to a network of footpaths, bridleways and tracks that cover the high fells and the riverbanks around Sedbergh, Dent, Garsdale, Cautley and the upper Lune.

In 2015 Sedbergh became a Walkers Are Welcome town.

To Help You Plan Your Visit

Walks around Sedbergh, the Howgills, Dent and Garsdale, long–distance trails, maps and guides, local groups and free guided walks

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.

Eating Out
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.

See a map of the new Yorkshire Dales National Park boundaries on the YDNP website.

New Bridges on the Lune and Rawthy

A new footbridge over the River Rawthey to replace the one lost at Birk's Mill during the 2015/2016 winter floods was officially opened on the 30th of November 2016 (picture above).

A new Fisherman's Bridge, to replace the one washed away on the upper Lune will be built during the course of the summer of 2017. See our Walking page.

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

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:–

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 paul.wilkinson@yorkshiredales.org.uk.

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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Our Sponsors

link to the craft worshop website link to the craft worshop website
61 Main Street, Sedbergh

J. B. Rycroft Household goods,
Ironmongery, batteries,
Camping gas and accessories,
Basic bike repair bits,
Pet food and supplies,
89 Main St., Sedbergh

The Cross Keys

Tel: 015396‑20284
Renowned for ham 'n' eggs,
Tea, scones, home‑cooking,
Bed & breakfast (en‑suite),
All in the heart of the Howgills www.cautleyspout.co.uk

Sedbergh & District Community Newsletter
Your first stop in Sedbergh
In shops and on‑line

link to the sleepy elephant website FAMOUS NAME WALKING BOOT CLEARANCE
41 Main Street www.thesleepyelephant.co.uk

link to wickerfish artsWicker Walks
'Walk & Draw' Courses

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