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Distance: 8 miles / 12.9km, Time: 4 hours, Maps: OS Explorer OL19 and OL2.

Start from Millthrop Bridge. There is limited parking here, or you can easily walk from the centre of Sedbergh. From the bridge walk in the direction of Dent, turn left and walk up the short incline into the hamlet of Millthrop. At the T junction turn left into Hospital Lane. After half a mile turn right onto Frostrow Lane. After passing both Low and High Hollins Farm the road turns into a stony track. Continue up the track to a ladder stile, cross the stile and follow the bridleway sign posted Long Moor. Keep to the lower stony path which follows the lower slopes of the fell. The path, can be very is boggy in places, ascends and then follows the fell wall on the right before eventually descending slightly to the broad col above Dentdale.

Turn right and cross the gated stile through the wall and descend alongside the wall on your right. Go through a gated enclosure then proceed along a walled downhill grassy track. After passing through gates near a barn at Lunds continue on the farm track sign posted Barth Bridge and walk down the tarmac road. At the junction with the main road turn left to Barth Bridge. Cross the bridge and then turn right onto the Dales Way footpath which runs alongside the River Dee. After one mile the riverside path enters a field that tapers to a narrow end.

Cross the field before its end go over a stile onto the road. Turn right on to the and continue past Eller’s footbridge. After passing a barn with green doors turn right on to a rough track signed Gate: Deep Ford. Cross the River Dee here using Brackensgill Bridge. Once on the other side follow a hedged track which leads to the main Dent road. At the junction turn left then immediately right and walk up a stony lane to the left of Gate Cottage.

Turn left at the first junction, the track passes in front of a white house at Gap and through a gate into a field and woods before following a walled grassy track onto Frostrow Fell. Pass a finger post sign posted Dales Way and after going through a gate walk straight down a stony track towards Sedbergh. At the bottom of the track turn right on to the road, walk through the hamlet of Millthrop and at the junction turn left to return to where you began the walk.

 

Disclaimer

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. Remember that fells can be cold, windy and misty so carry a proper paper map, clothing and refreshments. Check the weather forecast and make sure someone knows where you are going, and when you expect to be back. Click here for more information about mountain safety.