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Duration: 3 – 4 hours / 10 miles / Maps OS Landranger 97 & 98 or OS Explorer OL2 & OL19

1. Take the Dent road to the south then southeast for 800m to the bridge over the River Rawthey. Cross the bridge and follow the road round to the Millthrop turning. Turn left and follow it to a T-junction in the village. Turn right and take the road southwest through Millthrop a short distance to a bridleway on the left.

2. Ascend the stony track southwest passing through a ford then up to a gate. Go through the gate and follow the grassy bridleway to another gate. Keep to the bridleway past gorse bushes then through woodland and finally across a field to the beautiful Gap Cottage. Follow the track past the cottage, forking right at the junction and down to the Dent Road.

3. Turn right and follow the road through Rash to a turning on the left, over Rash Bridge. Cross the bridge and at the junction on the other side turn right. Follow the road northwest to a junction. Turn right and follow the road over a very narrow bridge to the golf club at Catholes.

4. Continue to a junction, turn left and follow the road to Millthrop. Follow the road through Millthrop and around the bend to cross the bridge over the River Rawthey. Retrace your route back into the centre of Sedbergh.

5. From the centre of Sedbergh turn right at the Dalesman Inn and follow Howgill Lane for 1.5 miles to a junction. Turn left and follow Slacks Lane steeply downhill to a junction with the A684. Turn left and follow the A684 for 300m to a bridleway on the right at the entrance to Ingmire Hall.

6. Join the bridleway and follow it as it rises easily alongside a wall. The bridleway then descends slightly to join the A683. Turn left onto the A683 and follow it back into the centre of Sedbergh.


This route description is only to give you information and ideas and its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Please satisfy yourself that the route is suitable for everyone in your group. Make sure that your bike is in good working order and that you carry a proper paper map, tools, clothing and refreshments. Check the weather forecast and make sure someone knows where you are going, and when you expect to be back.