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Walking & Cycling Routes, Shops, Cafés, Pubs etc.

This web page is dedicated solely to Dentdale and the village of Dent. It contains information about walking and cycling routes, and lists of shops, pubs, cafés and services. Accommodation providers in Dent and Dentdale are included in our main accommodation pages for the area.

Local & Long‑distance Walking Routes

Flintergill Outrake & Nature Trail, Dent

A short linear walk that takes you about a mile and a half up Flintergill to "High Ground" (with its locally renowned views). See page on Heritage Centre website.

Short walks from Dent

These can be found on the Dentdale website.

Two walks from Dent

Of 6 or 7 miles each, can be found on the Discover Dentdale website.

Free guided walks

Organised by the Friends of the Settle–Carlisle Line, some of them starting and/or finishing at Dent or Garsdale Station. Or take the train to Ribblehead Viaduct, have a guided tour, then come back on the train. Simples. See the FSCL website.

The Dales Way

A long‑distance walking route that runs from Ilkley to Bowness–on–Windermere, via Grassington, Dent and Sedbergh. See website.

Cycling & Mountain Biking Routes in Dentdale

Three local routes

These walks around Sedbergh, Dentdale and Barbondale are described on the Cycle the Dales website. These vary in length from 13 to 25 miles, and are graded blue or red.

The Yorkshire Dales Cycle Way

Route passes through Dent. Details on the Cycle the Dales website.

The Pennine Bridleway

Begins in Derbyshire's White Peak, at its northern end traverses the head of Dentdale, goes over Garsdale Head, and finishes up in the village of Ravenstonedale, 11 miles North-east of Sedbergh. Details on the Pennine Bridleway website.

Tour of Whernside

A 24 mile loop that can be started//finished in Dent, Ribblehead or Ingleton. Details on the Yorkshire Dales website.

Printed Maps & Guides

Dent Village Store stocks a number of maps and guides, though not necessarily all those listed below.

Access for all — Garsdale, Dentdale and Sedbergh

A free booklet giving 'information about access opportunities . . . for visitors who are less mobile'. Includes maps/details of a few short and level walks.

Sedbergh (Dent)

Leaflet by Arthur Gemmell — includes a small but comprehensive footpath and bridleway map at a scale of 2½ inches to the mile. £1–50.

Pack of Six Walks around Dent

Published by Discover Dentdale, available from Dent Stores and Meadowside Café (two examples of these walks can be viewed on the Discover Dentdale website).

Harvey's 1:25,000

Map of the Howgill Fells covers Sedbergh, Dent and Garsdale. £10–95.

OS Explorer 1:25,000

Map OL 2, Yorkshire Dales Southern & Western, covers Dentdale.

Around and About Dent

By Yellow Publications, a section of the OS Explorer OL2 map, waterproofed. £4.

Cycling around Sedbergh, Dentdale and the Lune Valley

A map and guide to 5 'do–in–day circular rides on quiet roads and country lanes' is exactly what it says. Routes vary from 14 to 24 miles in length and are graded as easy/moderate to challenging. There are useful cycling tips and information about public transport. £1–50.

Cycle Rides in the Yorkshire Dales

Published by Harvey's, 8 one day routes with maps and descriptions. It includes a route of 19 miles from the foot of Holme Fell to Dent and Cowgill and back, through very varied scenery. It is described as 'gentle', and mostly follows a quiet lane £2–50.

The Yorkshire Dales Cycleway

Map by Harvey, priced at £6–95.

The British Mountain Map of the Yorkshire Dales

By Harvey's, covering the Yorkshire Dales and the eastern Howgills, is principally designed for walkers and mountaineers. It may however be of some use to the more adventurous mountain biker. It is priced at £14–95.

Shops, & Services in Dent

Village Store

Main Street, 015396–25209, groceries, newspapers, batteries, beer, wine & spirits, ice–cream, stationery, meat, maps, milk, bread, fruit & veg, webpage

Post Office

Tuesday & Thursday mornings in Village Store, some banking services including free cash withdrawal, 015396–25209, webpage

Sophie's Wild Woollens

Shop on the Green, locally hand‑made knitwear, 015396–25323, website. Opening times vary, so please telephone first.

Public Toilets

Main Street Car Park entrance

Car Park

Main Street

Dent Village Museum & Heritage Centre

The Laning, 015396–25239, website

National Westminster Bank Mobile Branch

Dent Car Park, Tuesdays, 10.30am to 11.15am

Dent Library Link

Main Street, 01228–227329

Pubs, & Cafés in Dent

George & Dragon

Main Street, 015396–25256, website

Meadowside Café–Bar

The Laning, 015396–25329, website

Sportsman's Inn

Cowgill, 015396–25282, website

Stone Close Tea Room

Main Street, 015396–25231, website

Sun Inn

Main Street, 015396–25208, website

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