GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sedbergh Circular Walk

5 miles (8 km)

The Cumbrian town of Sedbergh is a good base for walkers with direct access to the Howgill Fells. It sits on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and has been officially recognised as Walkers are Welcome town.
This circular walk takes you along the River Rawthey and into the countryside surrounding the town. There's wonderful views of the fells and of the River Rawthey and River Dee. The walk uses a section of the long distance Dales Way to take you west along the river for just over a mile. Just after Brigflattsyou cross the river and turn east towards Abbot Holme where you cross the River Dee. At Millthrop you cross the Rawthey, passing a weir before returning to the town centre.
Sedbergh is handily placed for exploring the Howgill Fells. You could extend your walking in the area by heading north along the Dales High Way and climbing The Calf, the highest point in the range. Around here you can also visit England's highest (cascade)waterfallabove ground at Cautley Spout. These walks pass several of the Howgill Fells with wonderful views over the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The long distance Dales Way also passes through the town. You could pick up the trail and follow it south east along the River Dee to Dentdale.

Sedbergh Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sedbergh Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you head a few miles south you can explore the superb limestone pavement at Hutton Roof Crags and Farleton Fell. Near here there's the remote and pretty village of Barbon where you can try the Barbon Beck Barbondale Walk. The little village includes a noteworthy 17th century pub as well.
A few miles to the north there's the nearby village of Tebay where you will find riverside trails along the River Lune. The village is also known for its 16th century pub and the Tebay Motorway Services.


The River Rawthey - - 1081877

The River Rawthey

The Parish Church of St Andrew, Sedbergh - - 436426

The Parish Church of St Andrew, Sedbergh

Disused railway bridge over the River Rawthey - - 1322693

Disused railway bridge over the River Rawthey

Culvert Entrance and Stream - - 747549

Culvert Entrance and Stream

GPS Files

GPX File

Sedbergh Circular Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Sedbergh Circular Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)