Before you head out for the day:
Check the weather at www.bbc.co.uk
The weather can change quickly whilst walking on the Fells!
A map. Sat nav is sometimes temperamental in the countryside, so it’s handy to have a map. ‘The Sleepy Elephant’ on the main High Street sells a variety of maps and guides as well as the Tourist Information Centre (TIC) again on the main High Street. The TIC is open Monday to Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 12 noon to 4 pm call 015396 20125.
From a quiet stroll around the river to a more energetic climb up Winder, please find our suggestions.
Housed in a restored Victorian woolen mill on the edge of Sedbergh, the Mill offers exhibitions, craft demonstrations, workshops, a heritage center, and a café.
Situated at the bottom of Winder Fell is an amazing farm selling artisan icecream and sorbets, made from the milk from the cows that graze on the fell. A perfect way to end a fell walk!
Howgills Accommodation provides an ideal base for cyclists to explore the area, from gentle rides on quiet country lanes to rough mountain tracks. There really is a ride for everyone, depending on the level of adrenalin required! Both the Barn and our Apartments have on-site bike storage.
Sedbergh Golf Club boasts one of the best golf courses in Cumbria and the North West and is a short walk from both our Barn and Apartments.
Enjoy a stroll to the Friends’ Meeting House, the birthplace of Quakerism built-in 1675. Reputed to be one of the most attractive meeting houses in Britain. Image courtesy of the AA.
Enjoy a break from the monotony of ‘High Store Chain Shops’ and enjoy our lovely little locally run shops including a butcher, fruit and veg shop, arts and crafts shops, hard wear stores, handmade weaving goods to name but a few.