Coronavirus News - 9th September 2021

Government restrictions have now been lifted but there is still a high incidence of COVID-19 in the area. Please continue to observe social distancing, wear face coverings in our shops and use the hand sanitiser provided

West Coast Mainline

West Coast Main Line at Greenholme near ShapThe West Coast Mainline runs from London to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Most trains stop at Oxenholme station, 10 miles from Sedbergh.
Local bus services between Kendal and Sedbergh stop at Oxenholme Station.
There are taxis in the station forecourt. The fare to Sedbergh is about £25.
Or pre-book with one of the local taxi/private hire firms listed below.

The Settle – Carlisle Railway

Steam train on the Settle - Carlisle railway

Photo © Bill Lowis

The famous Settle-Carlisle Railway winds its scenic way through the Yorkshire Dales and Eden Valley, linking with the East Coast Mainline via Leeds and the West Coast Mainline at Carlisle.

Trains stop at Garsdale (9 miles), Dent (10 miles), and Kirkby Stephen (12 miles) stations.
Garsdale, Dent and Kirkby Stephen stations are all un-staffed and do not have taxi ranks.
There are Western Dales Bus bus services between Dent station and Sedbergh on Saturdays and Summer Sundays. They run a bus service between Dent and Sedbergh and Garsdale station on Tuesdays and one between Dent and Sedbergh and Kirkby Stephen station on Fridays.
Note that Dent station, which is the is the highest railway station in England, is 4½ miles from the village of Dent.

Taxis and Private Hire

The following operators provide taxi services in the area but please note that, unlike the larger towns and cities, availability of taxis in rural areas is very limited with few locally-based vehicles. You may experience difficulty in obtaining a taxi at short notice so booking well in advance is always advisable.

Woofs, Sedbergh – 015396 20414
Ladycab, Sedbergh (not just for lady passengers) – 07715 660673
On Time Taxis, Sedbergh – 07917 801878,
LD Private Hire – 01539 879969
Country Private Hire, Garsdale Head – 01969 667096 and 07846 409995

The following Kendal based operators can provide a service between Sedbergh and the Kendal area but might not wish to take bookings for short journeys in the Sedbergh area.

Blue Star, Kendal – 08000 582499 and 01539 723670
Scarr’s Cars, Kendal – 07818 018361 or Facebook
Mace Taxi, Oxenholme railway station – 07765 862698,