Coronavirus News - 6th April 2021

Sedbergh’s businesses are opening in line with the government roadmap for the easing of restrictions, COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021.

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Example of Discovery Walk guide

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Joan Martin also produces a set of illustrated Discovery Walk guides containing five informative full-colour guides to low to mid level, circular walks from Brigflatts, Cautley, Cowgill, Dent and Sedbergh. With these you can identify the wildlife and feel the history as you explore the hauntingly wild landscapes around Sedbergh and Dent.

View of Arant Haw from the summit of Winder Fell

Arant Haw from the trig point on the summit of Winder Fell

Crook of Lune Bridge, Howgill

Crook of Lune Bridge, Howgill, an ancient narrow road bridge over the River Lune believed to be 16th century or earlier. The bridge forms part of an ancient north-south route along Lunesdale, used in 17th and 18th centuries by drovers.

Haytime, Howgill Lane

Haytime, Howgill Lane.

Waterside Lune Viaduct, Howgil

Waterside Lune Viaduct, Howgil. This feat of engineering by Locke and Errington was opened in 1861. It carried the Little North Western Railway from Claham through Ingleton and Kirkby Lonsdale to Lowgill. The line closed in 1967.

View of the hamlet of Howgill

Holy Trinity Church, a red telephone box and Chapel Beck in the picturesque hamlet of Howgill.

Fox's Pulpit with fell ponies in foreground

Horses gather at Fox’s Pulpit, regarded as the birthplace of Quakerism, The Religious Society of Friends. In 1652, George Fox visited the area to meet the Westmorland Seekers, a group of people who were disillusioned with the established church. After preaching in the grounds of Sedbergh Church he went on to hold a huge open-air meeting on Firbank Fell, where he preached for over three hours to a crowd of about a thousand people.

A view of the Howgill Fells from Firbank Fell

A view of the Howgill Fells from Firbank Fell.

Seat on Howgill Lane at the foot of Winder Fell

Seat on Howgill Lane at the foot of Winder Fell.

A Bronze Age burial cairn at Cautley

A Bronze Age (circa 2499-500 BC) burial cairn of loose stone at Cautley. By the end of the Bronze Age, bodies would have been cremated and later, during the Iron Age they were often just dumped in rivers or lakes.

Cautley Spout from Langstone Fell

A distant view of Cautley Spout and the site of the Iron Age settlement.

Lockin Garth Force, Deepdale

Lockin Garth Force, Deepdale in the Western Dales of Cumbria. Behind this picturesque waterfall on Gastack Beck lies the low entrance of Lockin Garth Cave.

The Screes on Yarlside at Cautley

The Screes on Yarlside at Cautley near Sedbergh in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Cumbria.