Sedbergh is a lovely historic market town with an old-world atmosphere situated west of the spectacular Yorkshire Dales National Park, at the foot of the Howgill Fells and on the doorstep of the gorgeous Lake District.  You’ll find something for everyone here: great restaurants, cafes, pubs, an award-winning butcher, and fabulous book shops.  Sedbergh is also an ideal place to base yourself for cycling, walking and hiking. has plenty of local information, including local restaurants and shops.


Things to Do & Days Out near Sedbergh


Live For Today Adventures Kendal is an Outdoor Activity provider with 3 sites across the UK. On offer is a range of activities from Archery to High Ropes and everything in between.


Kirkby Stephen

Stone Trail Riding Centre BHS approved facility specialising in various lengths of highly scenic hacking and riding holidays. They do not provide lessons.


Kirkby Stephen

Pennine Bridleway National Trail An opportunity for walkers, cyclists and horse riders to explore the ancient drover’s roads, packhorse routes and newly made bridleways between. Historic towns to visit, canals and craft workshops to explore, plus beautiful scenery to enjoy.


Places of interest

Farfield Mill Arts and Heritage Centre (1.4 miles)

Garsdale Road, Sedbergh LA10 5LW

Telephone: 01539 621958


Quaker Tapestry (11.4 miles)

Friends Meeting House

Stramongate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4BH

Telephone: 01539 722975


Kendal Museum (8 miles)

Station Road, Kendal LA9 6BT

Telephone: 01539 815597

Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum's collections include local archaeology, history, geology and natural history from around the globe. The museum also hosts exhibitions, displays and offers a range of activities, talks and courses.


Museum of Lakeland Life (9 miles)

Abbot Hall, Kirkland, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AL


Heron Corn Mill (13 miles)

Heron Corn Mill Mill Lane, Milnthorpe, LA7 7PQ


Dales Countryside Museum (14 miles)

Station Yard, Town Foot, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, DL8 3NT


Outhwaite Ropemakers (14 miles)

Burtersett Road, Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3NT


Arnside Promenade (15 miles)

Promenade, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 0HF


English Heritage: Warton Old Rectory (16 miles)

Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 1JZ


The Arts & Crafts House (16 miles)

Blackwell, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JT

The arts & crafts movement was a direct response to the Industrial Revolution and championed the skills and vision of craftsmen and women. When entering Blackwell you are seeing the very details that the Holt family would have seen over 100 years ago …


The World Of Beatrix Potter Attraction (16 miles)

The Old Laundry, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3BX


English Heritage: Brough Castle (16 miles)

Brough, Cumbria, CA10 2AA

The remains of Brough Castle are set in a Roman fort which was frequently the target of Scots raids. It was restored in the 17th century by Lady Anne Clifford and the kitchen gardens can still be seen.


Carnforth Railway Station (17 miles)

Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9TR

Where ‘Brief Encounter’ was filmed …


Appleby Castle (17 miles)

Boroughgate, Appleby in Westmorland, CA16 6XH


English Heritage: Stott Park Bobbin Mill (18 miles)

Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AX


English Heritage: Ambleside Roman Fort (19 miles)

Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EN


Hawkshead Grammar School Museum (19 miles)

Old School House Main Street, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0NT


National Trust: Beatrix Potter Gallery (19 miles)

Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0NS


National Trust: Cartmel Priory Gatehouse (19 miles)

Caverndish Street, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6QA


Walks and the Outdoors

Sedbergh Gateway

There is an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways in this part of the Yorkshire Dales. It is sign–posted and maintained by rangers and volunteers from the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Garsdale, Dentdale and the Rawthey Valley offer a range of lowland walking routes, while the more challenging Howgill Fells rise directly above Sedbergh.

For those with a few days to spare, there are some terrific routes from Sedbergh and Dent over to Swaledale, Wensleydale and the Three Peaks. And Bowness on Windermere is just two days walk away on the Dales Way.


Theatre & Cinemas

The Brewery Arts Centre

122a Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4HE

Cinema, Shows, Exhibitions …


Dining/Public Houses

Dalesman Country Inn

Main Street, Sedbergh. Telephone 015396 21183


Happy Valley Cantonese

14-16 Main Street, Sedbergh. Telephone: 015396 21277


Aamilah’s Indian Restaurant & Take Away

30a Main Street, Sedbergh, Cumbria

015396 20000


Haddock Paddock Café

67-69 Main Street, Sedbergh, Cumbria

015396 20468


Red Lion

The Red Lion is an old village pub that dates back to the 1800s and is renowned for tasty home-cooked food (served from Tuesday to Sunday), local ales and friendly atmosphere.The pub has a beer garden, pool table, darts and dominoes. If you don’t fancy a game, just sit and chat with the locals or fellow visitors in a warm, friendly atmosphere

1 Finkle Street, Sedbergh, Cumbria

015396 20433


Sedbergh Café

 30 Main Street, Sedbergh, Cumbria 

 015396 21389


Smatt’s Duo, café bar and bistro

The menu offers a wide variety with something to suit everyone and includes breakfast, lunch, main meals, scones, cakes, desserts, local ice cream, various coffees & teas.

 32 Main Street, Sedbergh, Cumbria

 015396 20552


The Cross Keys Temperance Inn, Cautley

The Cross Keys is a 400-year-old National Trust Temperance Inn situated close to Cautley Spout, England’s highest waterfall.

Cautley, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5NE 

Chris Clowes

015396 20284


The Head at Middleton

The Head at Middleton is a country inn and restaurant situated on the A683 a few miles south of Sedbergh.

 Middleton, Cumbria, LA6 2NF

 David & Elizabeth Martin

 015396 20258

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Three Hares Café

A family run Seasonal & Locally Sourced Cafe, Bistro & Bakery

57 Main Street, Sedbergh, Cumbria 

015396 21058

On Fridays and Saturdays the cafe is open until 11:00pm and will open on other evenings for larger bookings


Weavers Café at Farfield

You’ll find a warm welcome at Weavers Café and a selection of excellent dishes ranging from homemade cakes or scones with tea or coffee to delicious light lunches. Visit and sample some of the Daily Specials – all prepared by the chef with a distinctly Cumbrian flavour using locally sourced produce.

Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, LA10 5LW 

015396 21159

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