A short walk around Sedbergh and the River Rawthey. Set against the backdrop of the Howgill fells Sedbergh is a grand old town which the walk explores by partly using the line of the river.
I have not always enjoyed visiting Sedbergh but I do now. It is an interesting town full of fascinating shops, not surprisingly many of them being book shops, whilst the area around the town has some excellent walking. Whether taking the higher road under Winder mountain or the riverside walk along the River Rawthey (and this walk includes them both) there is never a dull moment. I certainly find that the extensive school playing fields add to the experience and there is an option to cut past them.
This walk forms a semi circle to the west of Sedbergh, starting off with the high land under the Howgills and finishing with the riverside section to the south but never straying that far from the town.
There are a number of special events throughout the year in Sedbergh when the town comes alive.
The walk of Sedbergh and the River Rawthey does take you around the school. I was keen to stick to the river. However there is a public right of way just to the east of Winder House which takes you past the playing fields. A touch of old England.
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