Sedbergh & the River Rawthey

  • Follow the River Rawthey for a mile and a half
  • Skirt the slopes of Winder in the Howgills
  • Search out your favourite book shop – good choice

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 and I certainly find that the extensive school playing fields add to the experience. 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.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL19 Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Buy Map
Start Point: SD 655922. I prefer parking in Upper Sedbergh which is straight on to the lane under Winder
Height to Climb: 112 ms (367 feet)
Terrain: As with any riverside walk some of the paths can become wet and sometimes the route may be tricky to follow. However there is a great choice of paths and it is difficult to go far wrong.
Eating & Drinking: The Dalesman is my favourite pub in Sedbergh but there is plenty of choice for those who disagree
Similar Walks Nearby: The Lonely Howgills
Sedbergh to Dent
The Calf via Cateley Spout
Places to Stay:


Bull Hotel, SedberghBeck House Caravans