Things to see & do
Before you head out for the day:
Check the weather www.metcheck.com The weather can change quickly whilst walking on the Fells!
A map. Sat nav is sometimes temperamental in the countryside, so it’s handy to have a map. ‘The Sleepy Elephant’ on the main High Street sells a variety of maps and guides as well as the Tourist Information Centre (TIC) again on the main High Street. The TIC is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 12 noon to 4pm or call 015396 20125.
Housed in a restored Victorian woolen mill on the edge of Sedbergh, the Mill offers exhibitions, craft demonstrations, workshops, a heritage center, and a café.
From a quiet stroll around the river to a more energetic climb up Winder, please find our suggestions.
The Yorskhire Dales National Park has developed a new app that you can download for free that includes 35 GPS-enabled walks, developed by their rangers. There are walks in and around Sedbergh
Howgills Ice cream
Situated at the bottom of Winder Fell is an amazing farm selling artisan icecream and sorbets, made from the milk from the cows that graze on the fell. A perfect way to end a fell walk!
The Sedbergh Artisan Markets offer art and crafts and a wide variety of local and regional food. They are held one Saturday a month during the warmer months on Main Street.
Mountain Bike & Cycle
Howgills Accommodation provides an ideal base for cyclists to explore the area, from gentle rides on quiet country lanes to rough mountain tracks. There really is a ride for everyone, depending on the level of adrenalin required! Both the Barn and our Apartments have on-site bike storage.
Sedbergh Golf Club boasts one of the best golf courses in Cumbria and the North West and is a short walk from both our Barn and Apartments.
Enjoy a stroll to the Friends’ Meeting House, the birthplace of Quakerism built-in 1675. Reputed to be one of the most attractive meeting houses in Britain. Image courtesy of the AA.
Sedbergh has two Dales rivers, the River Rawthey and the River Dee.
Enjoy a break from the monotony of 'High Store Chain Shops' and enjoy our lovely little locally run shops including a butcher, fruit and veg shop, arts and crafts shops, hard wear stores, handmade weaving goods to name but a few.
Sedbergh is England’s official Book Town and offers a variety of books from cheap reads to collectibles available from a wide range of booksellers in shops & cafes. You can even sit and read a book in our new Book Shelter which is on Main High Street.