What to see and do

A Little About The Area . . .

Dentdale is an ideal base for those wishing to walk the numerous high or low paths along its 10 miles. The famous Dalesway is also close by.

If you are a cyclist the National Cycleway passes through Dentdale, and for the motorist, north, east, south or west, you can’t go wrong!

The famous Settle-Carlisle railway runs through the head of the dale with Ribblehead, Denthead and Arten Gill viaducts all nearby. Dent station is the highest mainline railway station in England and you can take a day trip to Carlisle from here.

For those who don’t wish to travel far, this is a favorite place to gain inspiration for artists, writers and photographers.

A few nearby towns and villages are:

  • Dent – A delightful unspoilt village with cobbled streets and stone cottages. Superb nature trail and heritage museum.
  • Sedbergh – Public school town nestled below the Howgills. England’s first book town, ideal for browsing through the bookshops.
  • Hawes – Market town famous for Wensleydale cheeses, rope making and Dales Countryside Museum. A tourist honey-pot!
  • Ingleton – Small village lying below Ingleborough (one of the famous Three Peaks). Labyrinth of caves and potholes to explore such as the spectacular Ingleborough cave. Also lovely circular walk which passes a series of dramatic waterfalls.
  • Kirkby Lonsdale – A pretty bustling market town with boutique shops, cafés and the stunning ‘Ruskin’s View’ riverside walk.
  • Kendal – Largest town in the region and popular hub for shoppers. Gateway to the Lakes with fine museums and an arts centre.