Possibly the best way to reach us is to bring your bike on a train and cycle the rest of the way, although you should check with train operators about how many bikes they will carry and it is a very good idea to book your bike on to a train.

It can also be difficult getting your bikes on buses or in taxis, so if you’re thinking about that option it is a good idea to phone ahead.

Cycling to Sedbergh from Oxenholme station

From Oxenholme, on the West Coast Main Line, leave the station on the uphill side; cycle uphill 250 yards then turn left at the Station Inn. After about a mile, the lane meets the A684; turn right, and stay on this road for 9 more miles until you reach Sedbergh. The A684 is the busiest road in the area, goes over a motorway junction and the route involves significant climbing, but reasonably experienced riders won’t find it a problem.

Cycling to Sedbergh from Garsdale station

From Garsdale station, on the Settle to Carlisle line, ride down the hill to the junction with the A684; turn left and follow the road for 9 miles to Sedbergh. The route is mostly downhill and very pretty but exposed in bad weather, and is the main route linking Sedbergh and the Yorkshire Dales, so it can be busy at times and if you are riding at the weekend be aware that a lot of motorcycles use the road.

Cycling to Sedbergh from Dent station

Dent station is also on the Settle to Carlisle line and you should maybe consider getting off at Garsdale, especially if you have a lot of luggage, as the station is up above the Dentdale valley floor and, once you turn left out of the station, you have a very testing steep downhill section to negotiate. Once at the bottom of the hill, though, turn right and follow the road for 10 miles or so down Dentdale, through Dent village and on to Sedbergh, enjoying the superb views and fairly flat route.

Cycling by road to Sedbergh

Sedbergh is also in range of large parts of Cumbria, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Lancashire for competent road cyclists. The main roads follow river valleys for the most part and so don’t involve too much climbing, although more challenging routes are available!

Once you’re here, Sedbergh provides an ideal base for cyclists wishing to explore the quiet country lanes. The National Cycle Network’s Pennine Cycleway (route 68), Yorkshire Dales Cycleway and Walney to Wear Cycleway (route 20) pass through or near the town, as does the Lakes and Dales Loop. More information is available on our cycling page.