Coronavirus news

Despite the Government’s recent relaxation of the coronavirus restrictions we still politely ask any member of the public considering visiting Sedbergh and the surrounding area to please think again and avoid travelling to visit the area at the moment.

We have an ageing and at risk community and we would like to be able to offer as much protection as possible to them. We believe an extra few weeks of safe guarding will go a long way for the long term safety and health of our residents.

Additionally, in Cumbria, we have one of the highest rates of confirmed infection in the country and our visitors' safety is also incredibly important to us. Again, we believe those few extra weeks will reduce the risk of visitors being exposed to the virus and, in turn, protect their own families and communities.

  • Please be alert to the risks of catching and spreading the infection by staying local for a few weeks longer.
  • Toilets and most shops in Sedbergh remain closed, as do pubs and cafés.
  • Many of our footpaths pass through farmyards and the ageing farming community are particularly vulnerable.
  • Mountain rescue teams may not be available as they rely on volunteers, many of whom work in the NHS and other frontline professions.

Further details and information about the risks and problems facing rural areas such as ours can be found on the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Lake District websites.

We hope to have your understanding and look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future when both the community and visitors can enjoy our beautiful scenery and outside space safely.

Coronavirus news - 27th March 2020

Western Dales Bus have suspended all their services.

Woofs have suspended all their bus services, W1 Sedbergh to Kendal, W2 Dent to Kendal and W3 Sedbergh to Kirkby Lonsdale services.

We aim to keep this information as up to date as possible but the Coronavirus situation is constantly changing and you should contact the establishment directly if you want more up to date information.

Woofs of Sedbergh operate Monday to Friday services between Sedbergh and Kendal, a Wednesday service between Dent, Sedbergh and Kendal and a service between Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale on Thursdays. Up to date timetables are available from the Woofs of Sedbergh website. Stagecoach run one weekday service (the 502) from Brough via Kirkby Stephen and Sedbergh in the morning, and one return service in the evening, during term times; times for this service can be found on the Cumbria County Council website.

A weekend service operated by the Western Dales Community Bus links Dent, Sedbergh and Kendal on Saturdays and Sedbergh, Dent and Cautley on summer Sundays. The Sunday service to Dent provides access for excellent high level walks and easier walks along the Dalesway through Dentdale. The Cautley service provides an excellent means of getting to the north eastern Howgills – Green Bell, Randy Gill Top and Yarlside – or a climb up the side of Cautley Spout and the high level route back to Sedbergh.

Western Dales Bus also operate a service between Sedbergh, Dent and Hawes on Tuesdays and one between Dent, Sedbergh, Cautley, Ravenstonedale and Kirkby Stephen (including Kirkby Stephen station) on Fridays.

Details of the Western Dales services, which also connect with a number of trains on the Leeds – Settle – Carlisle line at Dent station, can be found on the Western Dales Bus website.

You can use the TraveLine journey planner to find appropriate times for all the above services, or phone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.