Coronavirus news - 26th July 2020

Shops, cafes and pubs in Sedbergh have now reopened and accommodation providers are ready to welcome you. Visit us to explore the quiet and hidden Howgill fells and peaceful river valleys, away from the honeypots of the Lakes and the Dales.

Please respect social distancing and use face coverings in our shops. And please do not leave any litter!

Sedbergh Information & Book Centre can supply a range of maps and guidebooks related to cycling in the area.

Mountain Biking

Cycling to the summit of the Calf

Cycling to the summit of the Calf

The market town provides access to a variety of routes including one of the toughest single-track mountain bike rides in the UK. The Bowderdale Classic begins with a steep grassy ascent of Winder, makes its way along the ridge of the Howgill Fells to The Calf, then descends into Bowderdale for miles of challenging single-track, before returning via Ravestonedale Common and the foot of the Howgills.

The recently opened Pennine Bridleway, which ends at Street near Kirkby Stephen, provides numerous possibilities for a great day out in the saddle. Several new sections of bridleway have been created and the surfaces improved on the older tracks.

Click here for a selection of mountain bike rides near Sedbergh

Many other classic routes in the Dales and the Lakes can easily by accessed from Sedbergh. Have a look at these links

Check out this video by Ruben Sano of mountain biking in the Howgills.

Road Cycling

Sedbergh also offers road cycling opportunities aplenty‚Ķ with access to the fabulous road network to be found in the Yorkshire Dales and classic climbs including the internationally famous climb of the Buttertubs Pass. Or the climb to Tan Hill (where you can refresh yourself at Tan Hill Inn, Britain’s highest pub)

There are plenty of linear and circular routes too; including the 196-mile circular Lakes & Dales Loop, which passes through the market town on its journey around the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Eden Valley.

Riders can also access the circular 130-mile Yorkshire Dales Cycleway which links Skipton, Grassington, Malham, Settle, Ingleton, Dent, Hawes, Reeth and Kettlewell.

Click here for a selection of road cycling rides near Sedbergh

Family Rides

There are plenty of gentle family friendly roads to explore too on quite country lanes and bridleways including the stunning Smardale ride from Kirkby Stephen, which offers the opportunity to take a short walk to take in in an impressive 14 arch Victorian railway viaduct, medieval field system and stunning nature reserve.

For a more gentle ride try hiring an electric bike from Eden-e-motion in nearby Kirkby Stephen.