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 visiting walkers and cyclists it is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales and to an extraordinary network of footpaths and quiet lanes that cover the fells and riverbanks around Sedbergh itself, Dent, Garsdale and the upper Lune Valley.
Some higher walking routes are quite demanding, but there are other paths that are easy on the legs, some of them without stiles. Mountain bikers will find interesting routes over the Howgills, and around Dent and Whernside.
In August 2015 Sedbergh was accepted as a Walkers Are Welcome town.
Sedbergh Cycling Festival 2016
This year sees the first ever Sedbergh Cycling Festival – on the 18th/19th of June. See Sedbergh Cycling Festival 2016.
New Accommodation Pages
As of April 2016, we now list B&Bs, (including country inns), cottages and camp sites. See our Accommodation pages.
New Geology Walk Booklet
'Sedbergh Geology – an introduction and local walk' is available at the Sedbergh Information and Book Centre and some shops.
Temporary Path Diversions
Winter floods damaged a few paths in the area. Only two problems now remain. 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.
72 Main Street is home to the Sedbergh Information and Book Centre (to give it its full title). The centre is mainly staffed by volunteers. They have:–
- 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 email@example.com.
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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