Sedbergh: the Two Rivers Walk

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The walk goes to the south of Sedbergh on an old bridleway which is well-signposted and firm underfoot. The return is first along the quietest of lanes accompanied by the River Dee, going past an old mill and a tiny chapel. The Dee is crossed and then the Rawthey is followed before it too, is crossed and a return made through the grounds of Sedbergh Public School. The walk goes high enough in a few places to allow views of the town with Winder behind it, but there is no real climbing. As most hikers keep to the Howgills, this is likely to be a very quiet walk.

England - North England - Cumbria - River Walk


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife
7/19/2021 - Simon Worrall

Walked July 2021. Pleasant walk around the south of Sedbergh. The section between WP5 to WP10 is particularly nice passing along old stone tracks, farmland, woods and over the river at Brackensgill. No navigation issues but NOTE WP14/15 - the footpath is signposted to Birks 1/3 mile (not Elysian Shades). NOTE WP19/20 -although the barn still exists the view north east is dominated by the sedum roof of Sedbergh School's new sports hall. Aim for the nearest corner of the sports hall and pass along the wide stone driveway by the entrance up to the road crossing at WP21.

11/11/2010 - Jim Chapman

Only about 8 kms according to my GPS but an absolutely fantastic walk - especially after all the rain we've had. Dent Foot Methodist Chapel must be the smallest in the world !

4/10/2009 - Gary Crossley

10/04/09. Fantastic walk with lots to see. Compliments to the author on an excellent set of instructions.

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