Lower Dentdale

  • Link these two attractive Cumbrian villages
  • Good views of Dentdale and the Howgills
  • One of the better sections of the Dales Way

One of the best sections of the Dales Way passes between Sedbergh and Dent and this drove me to look at a walk combining both places. Clearly the Dales Way can be followed one direction and is an excellent lowland track cutting through the attractions of lower Dentdale Picking an alternative route for the return is more interesting. My favourite alternative to the Dales Way is in fact the bridleway (little more than a path) leading over the moors of Frostrow and Long Moor before dropping down to the river Dee 1/2 a mile from Dent itself. Whilst the Dales Way and riverside section of the walk can be busy it is rare to see anyone on the higher moors so the views can be fully enjoyed in peace and at your leisure. They are good as well!

Recommend: When you have 5 or 6 days spare the Dales Way which runs from Ilkley to Kendal and runs through the heart of the Dales is an excellent long distance walk

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OS Map: O/1 1.25,000. OL2 Yorkshire Dales South & West Buy Map
Start Point: SD 657924. Park in Sedbergh then take the B road towards Dent, crossing the River Rawthey before turning left in to Millthrop.
Height to Climb: 233 ms (764 feet)
Terrain: The bridleway over the moors is good for this part of the Pennines, it is only the riverside track which can become mucky.
Eating & Drinking: Both Dent and Sedbergh have a good choice of eating and drinking places, I do like the Dalesway in Sedbergh though.
Similar Walks Nearby: The Lonely Howgills
Whernside from Dent
Wandale Hill in the Howgills
Places to Stay:


Bull Hotel, SedberghBeck House Caravans