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Sedbergh and Surrounding area

From our front door within 30mins walking time into the Howgills you can have spectacular views across to the Lake District…….

The Howgills offer over 40 square miles of varied terrain that would suit all walking abilities.

You can stroll along many of the excellent footpaths which wind through fields, woods and along the four rivers that meander through the town.

Along your way you may see…..

If walking is not your thing how about……..

Cycling

bikerThe Howgills are an ideal area for cyclists wishing to explore the quiet country lanes. Three National Cycle Network routes pass through the area:

Mountain bike enthusiasts can explore the numerous bridleways and tracks over the fells including one of the best mountain bike rides in the United Kingdom: the ridge route along the top of the Howgills from the Calf south to Arant Haw followed by the descent from Winder to Sedbergh.

Fishing

Sedbergh & District Angling Association owns, leases or rents some 15 miles of the Rivers Lune and Rawthey and their tributaries. The waters contain native and stocked brown trout together with significant numbers of sea trout and salmon. Day and weekly tickets are available.

The 37 acre Killington Lake reservoir, about 1 mile from junction 37 on the M6,is ideal for both the Coarse and Game Angler. Day and season permits are available.

Golf

golf-clubThe 9 hole Sedbergh Golf Club course has been designed to make the most of the naturally undulating parkland between the rivers Dee and Rawthey with several tree lined holes and fairways crossing or running alongside both rivers.

Kendal Golf Club enjoys an elevated position overlooking the town of Kendal with breathtaking panoramic views that unfurl as one plays the course

Farfield Mill

Four floors of inspiration await you in this vibrant arts and heritage centre housed in a restored Victorian woollen mill on the banks of the River Clough plus delicious food in Weavers Café.

Booktown of the Yorkshire Dales

For those book worms out there this town is a dream. Disappear for hours on end to browse or visit one of the craft shops.

Quaker Connections

Fox’s Pulpit at Firbank where George Fox, a founder of the Quaker movement, addressed over a thousand people from a large rock on the fellside in 1652. Then go on to see the Quaker meeting house at Brigflatts which dates from 1675 and is the oldest Quaker meeting house in the North of England. It retains many of the original oak furnishings in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.

Railways

The Settle-Carlisle railway, Considered to be the most scenic railway in England, was constructed in the 1870s and is regarded as one of the culminating symbols of Victorian enterprise and engineering. The line passes through the eastern side of the Howgills with stations at Dent (the highest mainline station in England), Garsdale and Kirkby Stephen. The station buildings and viaducts (including the impressive Ribblehead viaduct) are wonderful examples of Victorian railway architecture at its best.

When you have finished what you are doing and in need of some relaxationsheep

  • Get together in one of the cafes or coffee shops.
  • Eat in one of the pubs serving local produce or simply enjoy a drink.

Pubs, Inns

  • The Bull Hotel Main St
  • The Dalesman Main St
  • The Red Lion Finkle St
  • The Cross Keys Cautley

Cafes & Coffee Shops

  • Duo, café bar & Bistro Main St
  • Howgill Bakery & Tea Room Main St
  • Sedbergh Café Main St
  • Weavers Café Fairfield Mill