Walking, Cycling, Health and Rescue Organisations
The Sedbergh Area Walking & Cycling Group
Organises occasional free guided walks in the Sedbergh / Howgills / Dentdale / Garsdale area. See details on our Guided Walks page.
The Ramblers Big Path Watch
Not really a group as such, but an opportunity for local people to get involved in helping to ensure that out footpaths are in good order. Go to the Ramblers Association website for details, or contact our Chairman, Malcolm Petyt on 015396‑21574, or at email@example.com.
Organise walks twice a week. They do a range of walks, usually of 5 to 12 miles, some across fields and on lanes, some on mountain paths. Walking mostly in the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales and sometimes the Howgills. www.kendalramblers.weebly.com.
South Lakes Walking Club
Organise walks every week, on either Saturday or Sunday. In addition there are Monday evening walks in the summer. Walks are graded and quite a few start or finish in Sedbergh or close by. See www.slwc.weebly.com.
Lakes–based walking group for those in their 20s, 30s and 40s, and their walks are clearly harder than those of Kendal Ramblers. Both groups are affiliated to the Ramblers (Association). See website.
"Cumbria's Friendly Running Club". Includes junior training based at Settlebeck School during term time for year 3s and above. See website.
1st Sedbergh Scout Group
For boys and girls from 6 to 14 (The Griffins for older teenagers). Mountain skills, map reading, orienteering etc. Contact Bill or Mel Mawdsley on 015396–20420 (day); 015396–20723 (evening); or 07989–201481 ( mobile). See website.
Sedbergh Women's Institute
For members of Sedbergh W.I. (which meets on the second Wednesday of each month, at 7:30pm, in the People's Hall). Visitors and new members always welcome. For contact and other details, see the Sedbergh Lookaround.
People's Gym & Fitness Centre
People's Hall, Howgill Lane, Sedbergh, facebook.
University Of The Third Age
South Lakes Group, has regular walks for 'Gentle Strollers' through to 'Fellwanderers'.
They also organise regular 'leisurely' cycle rides. See their website for both activities
Running & Athletics Clubs in Kendal
Including Helm Hill Runners and Kendal Athletics Club.
Voluntary Rescue & Assistance OrganisationsThe following organisations are all called out by the Police and Ambulance Services, and not directly by the general public. They do however depend on volunteers and help with fundraising.
North West Air Ambulance
The NWAA fleet of three helocopters is controlled by the (999) Ambulance Service. Visit their website for more details.
Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue
This team is affiliated to the Lake District Search and Rescue Association. Visit their website for advice on safety in the hills and details of courses that they run.
Swaledale Mountain Rescue
Covering Swaledale Wensleydale and surrounding areas, the team also organises courses in various types of rescue. Visit their website for details.
Cave Rescue Organisation
Based in Clapham (no, not the one in London), CRO undertakes both cave and mountain rescue across the Dales and parts of Lancashire and the Lakes. Visit their website for more information.
Dentdale First Responders
This group of local people offer help at medical emergencies until the paramedics are able to attend. Webpage
Garsdale First Responders
Currently in the planning stage, this group intends to assist with medical emergencies prior to the arrival of the ambulance. Information
Sedbergh First Responders
As with other first responder groups, it is not to be contacted in emergencies. They are called out by the emergency services. However they are always looking for more volunteers. For further information, or if you would like to offer support in some way, please contact Andy Cobb on 015396‑22541, Helen Wilberforce on 015396‑21562 or e‑mail the group on firstname.lastname@example.org.