Walking and Cycling in the Sedbergh area, 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 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.
New Bridge at Birk's Mill
A new footbridge to replace the one lost last winter was officially opened on the 30th of November.
Only one problem now remains in the Sedbergh area after last winter's floods – Fisherman's Bridge on the upper Lune . 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:–
- 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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