The Dalesman hotel in Sedbergh
An ideal base for visiting either the English Lake District or the Yorkshire Dales, being only 5 miles from junction 37 on the M6 motorway, and only 30 minutes drive from Windermere in the heart of the Lake District.
Nestling under the bracken clad fell of Winder, the Dalesman is a perfect base for anyone wanting to walk the beautiful Howgill Fells, miles of gentle, undulating footpaths - unspoiled and undiscovered.
Also, Sedbergh lies on the Dales Way, a long distance footpath and the Cumbria Cycle Way passes the door of the Dalesman.
Sedbergh has many amenities including a 9 hole golf course, tennis club, bowling club and facilities welcoming holidaymakers. Fishing is available with daily or weekly permits and pony trekking can be arranged.
Our quiet, quaint, marketing town is popular with visitors looking to enjoy a relaxing break away, as well as more energetic types, looking to explore, walk or cycle the magnificent Howgill fells.
The Dalesman also provides the perfect stop for walkers on the Dales Way, a long distance footpath that runs from Ilkley to Bowness-in-Windermere.
The perfect base for a Yorkshire Dales Break
Based in Sedbergh, in the North West of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, The Dalesman Country Inn provides the perfect base for a Yorkshire Dales break or weekend away.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park is unquestionably an area of outstanding natural beauty. You certainly don’t need to travel far to discover this wonderful landscape, with the Howgill fells virtually on the doorstep of the Dalesman. Although it is a steep ascent, Winder is well worth climbing (walk or mountain bike) for the views over Sedbergh if nothing else. From Winder the possibilities are endless, with footpaths and bridal ways heading in all directions. The Dalesman’s friendly staff and locals alike will only be too happy to advise on the best local walks, should you be able to tear yourself away from the bar.
If you do wish to travel there is much to explore, from historic villages and traditional markets to Limestone pavements and spectacular waterfalls. be sure to visit Hardraw Force, England’s highest single-drop waterfall or the stepped Aysgarth Falls.
Visit Hawes, a truly traditional Dales market town, about 30 minutes away. The Dales Countryside Museum is home to a huge range of Dales artefacts and the Wensleydale Creamery allows visitors to see the famous Wensleydale Cheese being made. Be sure to have a sample before you leave!
For keen cyclists, you can follow in the wheels of the Tour De France. In 2014 Yorkshire hosted the Grand Depart of the Tour de France for the first time, with the cyclists tackling a number of Yorkshire Dales passes, including the Buttertubs.
Explore the English Lake District from your accommodation at the Dalesman Country Inn
The English Lake District boast some of the country’s most spectacular scenery, with no fewer than 19 beautiful lakes and a variety of fells and mountains including the highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike.
The Dalesman Country Inn, at Sedbergh is just a few miles outside the Lake District and provides a great location to visit a variety of Lake District towns, venues and attractions. You could be walking the shores of Lake Windermere within 30 minutes or wandering the ancient streets of Keswick in less than an hour.
The more adventurous can climb some of the UK’s highest peaks, including Scafell Pike, Bencathra, Coniston Old Man and Helvellyn or cycle some of the UKs most popular climbs such as Hardknott and Honister Pass.
Walking in the Lake District
There a wide range of popular and ‘off the beaten track’ walks within easy reach from the Dalesman Country Inn. You can follow in Alfred Wainwright’s footsteps as you tackle Catbells, Striding Edge, the Langdales or many more his favourites - there are simply too many too mention. One note of caution - make sure you check the local weather forecast before tackling some of the Lakes highest peaks.
Cycling & Mountain Biking
There’s plenty for both road cyclists and daredevil mountain bikers in the Lake District. You can really test yourself on some of the steepest climbs in Britain (some favourites of the tour of Britain) just make sure you take the time to appreciate the stunning local scenery.
There are an abundance of tracks and bridal ways in the Lakes that compose some of the best single-track mountain biking in the UK. If trail centres are more of a favourite, visit the Altura and Quercus trails at Whinlatter, near Keswick and the North Face Trail in Grizedale.