The Howgills from Sedbergh

Walk 3 - The Calf [676m] Calders [674m] and Arrant Haw [605m] from Sedbergh - 8 miles - 4 hours - A superb excursion into he Howgills using the Saturdays only bus from Dent Station alighting at Sedbergh. Alternatively park in Sedbergh. This is the simplest excursion in to the Howgills the slight downside being the return along more or less the same route.

The Calf and view from summit

If arriving by train alight at Dent Station and take the the 1020 564A Saturdays-only Dent Station - Sedbergh - Kendal bus link which should be waiting on the station access road. This is timed to fit in with the northbound morning train service from Leeds the bus arriving in Sedbergh at about 1050

Alighting the bus outside Sedbergh post office, continue along the main street past the Dalesman pub and turn right up a windy street passing the village hall on the left. Upon reaching a farm turn right, through the farm yard and bear left along the fell side wall for a short while then turning right to gain height After 1/4 mile or so turn left directly to the summit of Winder [473m]. From the summit follow a well defined path to Arant Haw [605m].


Calders and view from summit

The Calf

Continue straight descending slightly and then rising steeply to the summit of Calders [674m]. The obvious path then dips slightly and then upwards again to reach The Calf [676m] with some pretty impressive views along the way.

As this route is designed to fit into the constraints of the bus timetable it will be necessary to consider retracing steps fairly quickly back to Calders taking the avoiding path around Arrant Haw and then picking up the path to the right hand side of Settlebeck Gill to the bottom of the hill.

Settlebeck Gill and fortified hill

Pass through a stile and follow the path alongside Settlebeck Gill back towards Sedbergh with the fortified hill on the left. This emerges between the houses at the end of the main street. Continue along the main street to the bus stop which is outside the Dalesman Pub.

If time permits The Howgills Cafe in the centre of Sedbergh is worth a visit or perhaps the Dalesman Pub. Don't be late for the bus!

The 564A service has now been assured into the foreseeable future. This is an excellent means of reaching Dent Village or Sedbergh whether to walk or visit the pubs, cafes and heritage centre. The bus times at the time of writing are depart Dent Sta 1020, and on the return Sedbergh 1500, 1650 or depart Dent village 1515, 1705. Please consult the timetable

This page was last updated on 26-Dec-2013


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