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.

A good source of information for walkers visiting the area is the Information and Book Centre on the town's Main Street.

The Sedbergh Area Walking and Cycling Group also promotes walking in this area. For information about the group please contact the Secretary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Many of the books, maps and leaflets listed on this page can be found at the Information and Book Centre, Sleepy Elephant, the Post Office and many of the book shops in Sedbergh, as well as at the Village Store in Dent.