Walking in the Sedbergh Area

There is an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways in this part of the Yorkshire Dales. It is sign–posted and maintained by rangers and volunteers from the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Garsdale, Dentdale and the Rawthey Valley offer a range of lowland walking routes, while the more challenging Howgill Fells rise directly above Sedbergh.

For those with a few days to spare, there are some terrific routes from Sedbergh and Dent over to Swaledale, Wensleydale and the Three Peaks. And Bowness on Windermere is just two days walk away on the Dales Way.

A good source of information for walkers visiting the area is the Information and Book Centre on the town's Main Street.

The Sedbergh Area Walking and Cycling Group also promotes walking in this area. For information about the group please contact the Secretary, Carole Nelson. If you wish to be added to the group's e-mailing list, please contact Robert Powell

Many of the books, maps and leaflets listed on this page can be found at the Information and Book Centre, Sleepy Elephant, the Post Office and many of the book shops in Sedbergh, as well as at the Village Store in Dent.

To Get You In The Mood

Local Walking Routes

Long Distance Walking Trails

Printed Maps

Walking Groups

Guided Walks, Holidays, Training & Advice

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.


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