About Howgills Accommodation
Sedbergh is a beautiful historic market town in Yorkshire. Its main high street offers an escape from the normal ‘chain’ stores and restaurants. It’s sandstone buildings, cobbled streets and rolling hills set an atmospheric backdrop for the artisan cafes and independent shops where you can find unique handmade gifts and enjoy cuisine from local suppliers. Sedbergh School was established in 1525 and has boarding houses and beautiful historic buildings across the town.
A vast range of activities on the doorstep
The picturesque fells provide a host of walks and cycle routes, or perhaps even just have an amble down by the river. Killington Lake is a short journey a way where day passes can be bought to launch your own boat, canoe or windsurf. There is also a golf club which is open to all.
Farfield Mill is a short car journey from the main street and is a restored Victorian woollen mill offering exhibitions, craft demonstrations, workshops, heritage centre and a café. Farfield Mill was “Small Gallery of the Year” Finalist for the Cumbria Life awards!
Farfield Mill is situated on the A684 Garsdale/Hawes Road just one mile east of Sedbergh where there is ample free parking.
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Activities in Sedbergh throughout the year…
Sedbergh Gala is held every May and is a fun day for all the family. The local field becomes a throng of activity for games, races, live music, stalls and fun!
Sheepfest is held annually within Sedbergh (normally September) and individuals, groups and businesses make life size model sheep which are displayed all over the town. You can follow the sheep trail around the town to win a prize!
Sedbergh Sportive is run in association with British Cycling and offer 2 distances of 30 and 70 miles. There is also mountain biking, food stalls, trade stands, music, bar, film shows and camping.
The Tourist Information Centre (on the main High Street) is a great resource for local activities and events. The Tourist Information Centre is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 12 noon to 4pm or call 015396 20125. View website