The Dales and nearby Lake District (approximately 45 minutes by car) provide a wealth of opportunities for visiting Lakes and enjoying the magnificent views as well as boating and sailing.
Killington Lake is a short journey from Sedbergh (10 minute drive) and provides a wonderful setting to walk and explore the sights, smells and sounds of the beautiful setting of the Lake.
If you are keen sailor/surfer it is also possible for you to bring your own boat, canoe or windsurf to the Lake and you can buy a day ticket to launch your boat which costs £10. Tickets can be purchased from Bendrigg Lodge T: 01539 723 766 LA8 0NR.
Please note that the payment of £10 is a ‘launching fee’ only and you sail at your own risk with your own liability insurance. No power/speed boat, water ski, kite surfing allowed due to speed restrictions on the Lake.
Coniston Water is about one hour from Sedbergh, The Lake is five miles long and half a mile wide. Above its western shore, the mountain of the Old Man of Coniston towers above the lake and the village.
The lake is about half a mile down from the village, where you can hire boats and bikes. There are shops, pubs and places to eat in the village.
A variety of boats (power, rowing, paddle and canoe) are available for hire at Coniston Boating Centre
Visit website T: 015394 41366
Coniston Lake Cruise
Coniston Launch also run lake cruises so you can enjoy a beautiful boat cruise on Coniston Water, including a ‘Swallows and Amazons’ cruise or why not visit the historic Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin. In the summer months there are sometimes outdoor plays at Brantwood which are truly magical.
Visit website T: 017687 75753
Windermere and Bowness
If you fancy a trip in to the Lake District there is so much to see and do. Windermere and Bowness offer a hive of shops, restaurants and sailing and cruises on the Lakes. Depending on the traffic (very busy in summer!) the journey from Sedbergh takes approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.