The stone-built market town of Sedbergh, pronounced Sed-ber, is a popular stop off point for walkers on the Dales Way and also, increasingly becoming a holiday destination in its own right. It’s a great base for walkers but also keen readers as it became England’s official ‘Book Town’ in 2003.
Where to eat and drink
The Three Hares Cafe & Deli is a great coffee shop selling local ground coffee and a wonderful selection of homemade cakes and breads. The Black Bull Inn offers a diverse menu with traditional food cooked and served differently yet brilliantly. It’s rustic chic with a twist. The Dalesman Country Inn is over 500 years old and serves some of the best beer in town. The food is typical pub grub with the steak pie being a firm favourite.
Where to sleep
Daleslea B&B is run by a friendly local couple who strive to make your stay perfect by providing high quality local produce and homemade bread for breakfast as well as charming clean rooms.
Where to shop
If you love a good read, then Sedbergh is the perfect place for you. There are a few second hand book shops in town but Westwood Books is a gem that houses over 70,000 books! There is also a Book Shelter where you can take a book for free, as long as you swap it.
What to do
Straddling both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Park, Sedbergh is ideally located hiking the nearby fells, but more specifically the lesser known Howgill Fells. Located on the eastern side of the Howgills is the combination of crags that create Cautley Spout. This is the most well known walk in the area where you can see England’s highest waterfall, tumbling 200 metres down into a series of breathtaking cascades.
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