Bramble Cottage, Sedbergh

Sedbergh, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales

Sedbergh Town

Sedbergh town centre is 5–10 minutes easy walk from Bramble Cottage. On or near Main Street you will find :–

Two pubs, a social club, several cafés, restaurants and take–aways, including Indian, Chinese, Italian and fine dining, as well as a lunchtime sandwich shop and a chip shop;

A butcher, a bread shop, a greengrocer, a sweet shop, a convenience store and a chemist;

A community information centre, a public library, a post office, two ATMs, accountants, insurance brokers and a stationer;

A church and a chapel;

Several bookshops, an outdoor kit shop, the Sedbergh School outfitter; a picture framer, a flower shop, a craft workshop, two weavers' workshops and a hardware store.

There is also a Spar supermarket five minutes away from the cottage on Station Road.

The Wednesday market is held on the car park at the eastern end of Main Street

There is a dental practice on Main Street, and a medical centre next to the Spar on Station Road. There is also a veterinary practice on Back Lane.

For more information about shops and facilities in the Sedbergh area, go to the Community Information Centre at 72 Main Street, or visit the Sedbergh Gateway and Sedbergh.Org.Uk websites.

Local Attractions

Sedbergh is a walkers paradise. From Woodside Avenue there is a footpath that takes you to Howgill Lane. From there you can follow a popular route through Lockbank Farm to the top of Winder and beyond.

There are also many riverside paths along the banks of the Rawthey and the Dee. There is little waymarking, but maps are available at the Community Information Centre on Main Street and at some bookshops.

Visitors are welcome at Sedbergh Golf Club

For fishing see the Sedbergh Anglers website. Tickets for many reaches of the Rivers Dee, Rawthey, Clough and Lune are available from Premier Express, 73 Main Street, Sedbergh.

A popular attraction is Farfield Mill arts and heritage centre on the Garsdale road, a mile out of Sedbergh.

For anyone interested in history, the Quaker Meeting House a mile down the Kirkby Lonsdale road is well worth a visit. It also makes for a very nice walk (Direct access has been blocked from the river, so you need to go along the South bank of the Rawthey, then right onto the old railway embankment, then left onto a public path across the fields for the last few hundred yards).

For more information about what is going on in the Sedbergh area, go to the Community Information Centre at 72 Main Street, or visit the Sedbergh Gateway and Sedbergh.Org.Uk websites.

The Dales and Lakes

A few suggestions:–

Hawes, 15 miles – Wensleydale Creamery and Tuesday market.

Horton–in–Ribblesdale, 27 miles – The Pen–y–Ghent–Café is the usual start for the Three Peaks walk. (pictured right: Ingleborough from the top of Pen–y–Ghent).

Ingleton, 17 miles, and the White Scar Cave.

Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall, both between Kendal and Milnthorpe.

Coniston, 43 miles (Take the A590 to Greenodd and then head North to avoid Kendal and Ambleside). There are launches and a steamer to take you around Coniston Water, and a chance to visit Brantwood, home of John Ruskin, or climb the Old Man of Coniston.

Keswick, 47 miles via Penrith, and Derwent Water (pictured).

Grasmere, 28 miles (pictured).

Eskdale, 57 miles (via the A590 to avoid the Hardknot Pass), for Muncaster Castle and the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, not to mention some fine walking, both strenuous and gentle.

Enquiries & Booking

For further information, or to book, please e–mail Mrs. Belinda Strachan at bstrachan@live.co.uk or ring 07816–532749.

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"The property was in a good location for touring the Dales and Lakes, shops only a short walk, supermarket just down the road!" — Mr. W.