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Sedbergh Gateway – for Walkers and Cyclists in the western Yorkshire Dales


Sedbergh, the Howgills and the Dales

The ancient town of Sedbergh nestles at the southern foot of the Howgill Fells, those rounded hills you see to the east of the M6 near Tebay.

Though in Cumbria, the town is just inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park. For walkers and cyclists it is the gateway to the 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.

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

Sedbergh is a Walkers Are Welcome town.

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

72 Main Street is home to the Sedbergh Information and Book Centre. Mainly staffed by local volunteers, the centre has:–

✱ New Bridge on the Lune ✱

A new Fisherman's Bridge, to replace the one washed away on the upper Lune by Storm Desmond, was completed by Rangers and Volunteers of the YDNP at the end of 2017. This means that the "Quaker Trail" is now fully open, as are all routes damaged in the storm.

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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