A Pennine Journey
Total distance covered; 93 miles (150kms)
7 days walking based in Sedbergh
Sedbergh, our base for the western section of A Pennine Journey, a fine old Dales market town ideally situated on the route and in the Cumbrian section of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The distinctive Howgill Fells rise immediately outside the town. The town has many interesting and historic buildings, including the parish church of St Andrew which dates from Norman times, Webster’s Chemist Shop which dates from the early 17th century, and Weavers’ Yard where the first looms in Sedbergh were set up. Sedbergh has a famous public school originally founded in 1525. Sedbergh is established as a ‘Book Town’ and a few year's ago ‘starred’ in a BBC television series about the town’s attempts to find a twin (it was eventually twinned with Zreče in Slovenia).
Sedbergh offers all the services you would expect from a small rural market town, including a range of inns and restaurants serving food in the evenings. It has a number of shops where one can purchase the makings of a packed lunch.
The daily meeting point in Sedbergh is outside the Tourist Information and Book Centre in Main Street.
Accommodation; There is a variety of accommodation in Sedbergh, including hotels, guesthouses, and self-catering cottages. Details can be found on the following websites:
Alternatively, an accommodation guide can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre in Sedbergh, whose contact details are as follows:
Sedbergh Tourist Information and Book Centre, 72 Main Street, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5AD
Telephone: 015396 20125
How to reach Sedbergh by public transport, There are two railway stations within easy reach of Sedbergh; one is Oxenholme on the mainline between London and Carlisle, and the other is Kirkby Stephen on the Settle to Carlisle line. There are several buses a day (Monday to Saturday) to Sedbergh from both Oxenholme and Kirkby Stephen, and times for these local buses can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre in Sedbergh.
General information on A Pennine Journey, can be found on the following websites:
Day 1: Garrigill to Milburn 12 miles (19kms)
Day 2: Milburn to Appleby 9 miles (15kms)
Day 3: Appleby to Kirkby Stephen 16 miles (26kms)
Day 4: Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale Head 12 miles (19kms)
Day 5: Garsdale Head to Sedbergh 13 miles (21kms)
Day 6: Sedbergh to Ingleton 17 miles (27kms)
Day 7: Ingleton to Settle 14 miles (23kms)
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