The spectacular walking trails are what Dales and Lakes are famous for. Whether you are a seasoned walker, planning to tackle the whole Dales Way or just a weekend stroller looking to admire the local landscapes without breaking a sweat, you will not be disappointed here.
We are surrounded by magnificent scenery and you can set off on a walk across the Dales from our doorstep (or a small wooden gate at the bottom of the land to be precise). Rivers, waterfalls, caves and more spectacular hiking trails are also within short distance. Here are some of our favourite walks:
Cautley Spout (5.4 miles away)
Despite being England’s highest Waterfall Cautley Spout is usually gloriously peaceful and quiet. A hidden gem, this magnificent waterfall hides at the end of a wide and dramatic valley. Park at the Cross Keys Inn ( just 5 miles from us) and cross the narrow bridge over the river to start the walk to the fall, which is just over a mile away. The track is obvious and reasonably easy, manageable for even the most casual walkers.
Howgill Fells (2.5 miles away)
The Howgill Fells may be classed as a small group of hills but their majestic outline, looming over Sedbergh is rather streaking. They are not called Sleeping Elephants for nothing! The two highest peaks are The Calf – 2,218 ft (676 m) and Yarside – 2,096 ft (639 m). You can set off from the town centre choosing one of the well marked tracks. From the top you’ll be able to admire the Lake District Peaks skyline as well as the Yorkshire 3 Peaks. And you are likely to meet some fell ponies on your way.
Uldale Fall, River Rawthey (9 miles away)
This is a more ambitious walk but it will reward you with truly stunning and unspoiled scenery. This walk is relatively unknown, the track is fairly wild and can be difficult to pass at times. If you do brave it however, you will be rewarded with a series of waterfall and rock pools, leading eventually to the most impressive, Uldale Fall. We will give you detailed directions of how to best get to the start of this walk.