Guided Walking at Sedbergh

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Choosing the level of your walks

Our easy grading system shows whether a region offer gentle strolls or more challenging routes to help you choose the right holiday for you. Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we grade our walks 1 to 5 (where 1 is easy and 5 hard). Our challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £290.00 - 3 to 7 nights


Special offer: 26 Oct: 7nts: Sav e £100pp

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Holiday overview

Snuggled between the much-loved Lake District and the charming Yorkshire Dales lies the hidden beauty of the Howgills Fells. This corner of the Yorkshire Dales  National Park offers high peaks, rugged dales, quaint market towns and sweeping panoramas, all of which can be enjoyed on our Guided Walking holidays.

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HF Holidays' Thorns Hall in Sedbergh

Thorns Hall established a foundation in Sedbergh in 1535 and it still retains its historic charm with wood-panelled rooms, fireplaces and a cobbled courtyard outside. It's an amazing house to visit all year round with a lush garden and magnificent hills nearby.


'Good' Rooms 

These rooms are all ensuite and furnished to a good standard. They include:

  • Check in from 2:30pm
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • 23 inch TV
  • Toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Free WiFi

'Better' Rooms 

These rooms are slightly larger and/or have a better view. They include:

  • Early check in from 1pm
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Fluffy bathrobe & slippers
  • 32 inch TV
  • More luxurious mattress
  • Enhanced toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Smalls drying rack
  • Free WiFi

Only an extra £15 per person per night

'Best' Rooms 

These rooms truly are the best in the house for extra luxury during your stay. They include:

  • Recently refurbished to an exceptional standard
  • Large rooms
  • Stunning views of the surrounding area
  • Early check in from 1pm
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Fluffy bathrobe & slippers
  • 32 inch TV
  • More luxurious mattress
  • Enhanced toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Smalls drying rack
  • Free WiFi

Only an extra £20 per person per night

Choose Your Room: Our new “Choose Your Room” service is available at our UK country houses, providing the option to choose and confirm a specific room for an extra £30 per room. Supplements to upgrade to 'Better' or 'Best' rooms still apply. The choice of room number must be of the same room type as originally booked and is subject to availability.

At the house

  • Full board, including an evening meal on arrival to breakfast on departure
  • Reception hall
  • Two lounges, with wood panelling and open fires
  • Bar 
  • Free WiFi in public rooms
  • Range of board games and books
  • Upstairs dining room
  • Formal gardens at the front and side of the house


An example of Sedbergh evening mealAll holidays at our Country Houses are full board accommodation including evening meal on arrival to breakfast on the day of your departure. All of our Country Houses have a well-stocked bar serving local beers, wine and spirits.

Start your day with our extensive breakfast.
 Take your fill from our famous self-service picnic lunches
A relaxed social dinner is a highlight of any stay at our Country Houses

Your evenings

Make the most of your evening or join us at the barJust relax and take it easy, or if you'd like to continue to chat with our guides and fellow guests then why not grab a drink or take part in one of our optional evening activities.

All of our bars are stocked with locally sourced drinks so you can really soak up your surroundings.


Due to the layout and the age of Thorns Hall, it is not recommended for wheelchair users and guests with restricted mobility.

More details on Sedbergh accessibility

Additional information

  • Fire procedure is displayed in each room and explained to guests on arrival. Guests requiring assistance at an evacuation are identified at this time and door hanger cards are issued
  • Mobile phone reception is generally good from the main building
  • Assistance dogs accompanying visually or hearing impaired guests are welcome; dogs must be kept on a lead or harness at all times
  • Information can be provided in large print
  • Staff have received disability awareness training
  • Special diets can be catered for. Specialist food can be obtained with prior notice
  • Fridge for medication can be supplied


Discover the Yorkshire Dales & Howgills on Foot

Explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and Howgill Fells on our guided walks. We offer a great range of walks to suit everyone - including gentle walks along the green valleys, as well as opportunities to climb to the summits of Ingleborough, Whernside and the Howgill Fells. Join our friendly and knowledgeable guides who will bring this stunning national park to life.

  • Our experienced guides offer the choice of up to three different walks each day
  • Choose the option which best suits your interests and fitness
  • We provide flexible holidays. Join our guided walks, explore independently, or relax at Thorns Hall

HF Holidays walks grade 2 easy

Easier walks

Walkers at Sedbergh

HF Holidays walks level 3 medium


Medium walks


HF Holidays walks grade 4 hard

Harder walks

High Cup Nick

Select the date of your holiday to see which walks are running during your stay.

Wensleydale and Wild Boar Fell

Available on: 15 Aug 2018, 29 Aug 2018, 11 Sep 2018, 23 Oct 2018, 6 Nov 2018, 2 Apr 2019, 16 Apr 2019, 21 May 2019, 5 Jun 2019, 19 Jun 2019, 17 Jul 2019, 31 Jul 2019, 21 Aug 2019, 4 Sep 2019, 11 Sep 2019, 1 Oct 2019, 15 Oct 2019

Option 1: Wensleydale highlights

Hardraw Force waterfall

Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Total ascent: 500 feet (160m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the green valley of Wensleydale from Askrigg to Hawes. We'll pass Hardraw Force, the highest single drop in England at 100ft (small cost to view).

Don’t miss: Akrigg is a quintessential Dales village that found fame as the location of TV’s All Creatures Great and Small.

Option 2: Semer Water

Bainbridge in Wensleydale

Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Total ascent: 1,400 feet (420m)

The walk in a nutshell: Explore the rolling hills to the south of Wensleydale. Our route visits Semer Water, Yorkshire’s only true natural lake, then climbs over the ridge to Hawes

Don’t miss: The walk ends in Hawes where you can sample the valley's most famous product - delicious Wensleydale cheese.

Option 3: Wild Boar Fell

Cairns on Wild Boar Fell

Distance: 11 miles (18km)

Total ascent: 1,850 feet (560m)

The walk in a nutshell: Ascend to the high moorland summits of Swarth Fell and Wild Boar Fell, before crossing a patchwork of fields to the village of Ravenstonedale.

Don’t miss: This is a real 'away from it all' walk through beautiful upland scenery.

Upper Swaledale

Available on: 16 Aug 2018, 30 Aug 2018, 12 Sep 2018, 26 Sep 2018, 24 Oct 2018, 7 Nov 2018, 3 Apr 2019, 17 Apr 2019, 22 May 2019, 6 Jun 2019, 20 Jun 2019, 18 Jul 2019, 1 Aug 2019, 22 Aug 2019, 5 Sep 2019, 12 Sep 2019, 2 Oct 2019, 8 Oct 2019, 16 Oct 2019

Option 1: Keld and Muker

Green fields and hills of Swaledale

Distance: 7 miles (11½km

Total ascent: 950 feet (300m)

The walk in a nutshell: Discover the delightful upper reaches of Swaledale. We'll follow the valley from Thwaite to Keld, returning past the waterfall of East Gill Force and the centuries-old lead mine at Crackpot Hall.

Don’t miss: The small villages of Keld and Muker have a timeless quality with their traditional farms and historic churches.

Option 2: Upper Swaledale

View over Swaledale

Distance: 7½ miles (12½km)

Total ascent: 1,500 feet (460m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk over Black Hill between Thwaite and Keld, then follow the upper Swale valley to Muker, finishing along a spectacular terrace above the river.

Don’t miss: The upper reaches of Swaledale are particularly attractive with tranquil scenery and charming sleepy villages.

Option 3: Great Shunner Fell

Summit of Great Shunner Fell

Distance: 11 miles (17½km)

Total ascent: 1,800 feet (560m)

The walk in a nutshell: Cross the hills from Wensleydale to Swaledale. Our highest point is the summit of Great Shunner Fell, from where we descend following the Pennine Way to the village of Muker.

Don’t miss: Choose a clear day and you'll be rewarded with a panoramic view over the Yorkshire Dales to the Lake District fells in the distance.



Available on: 17 Aug 2018, 31 Aug 2018, 13 Sep 2018, 25 Oct 2018, 8 Nov 2018, 4 Apr 2019, 18 Apr 2019, 23 May 2019, 7 Jun 2019, 21 Jun 2019, 19 Jul 2019, 2 Aug 2019, 23 Aug 2019, 6 Sep 2019, 13 Sep 2019, 3 Oct 2019, 9 Oct 2019, 17 Oct 2019

Option 1: Along Dentdale

Bridge at Dent

Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Total ascent: 500 feet (140m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the Dales Way along Dentdale from the village of Dent to Sedbergh. Our route follows the River Dee for most of the day before a gentle asecnt over the hill to Sedbergh.

Don’t miss: We'll explore the small village of Dent, peacefully situated at the head of the valley, and discover the story of its 'terrible knitters'.

Option 2: Aye Gill Pike

Green valley of Dentdale

Distance: 9 miles (14½km)

Total ascent: 1,250 feet (380m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk high on the moors above above Dentdale to Rise Hill and Aye Gill Pike. Our route then descends gradually along the grassy ridge to Sedbergh.

Don’t miss: Enjoy the panoramic views over Sedbergh and the Howgill Fells as you descend from Aye Gill Pike.

Option 3: Whernside

Walker on the summit of Whernside

Distance: 10½ miles (16½km)

Total ascent: 2,100 feet (640m)

The walk in a nutshell: Ascend from Dentdale onto the lofty summit of Whernside. We descend by Deepdale and follow the River Dee into Dent. 

Don’t miss: Whernside is the highest of the Yorkshire Three Peaks with excellent views of the Pennines, the Lake District and the Ribblehead Viaduct.

Images 1&2: credit VisitBritain/Lee Beel

The Howgill Fells and the Lune Valley

Available on: 19 Aug 2018, 2 Sep 2018, 29 Sep 2018, 27 Oct 2018, 8 Apr 2019, 20 Apr 2019, 26 May 2019, 9 Jun 2019, 30 Jun 2019, 21 Jul 2019, 25 Aug 2019, 21 Sep 2019, 26 Oct 2019

Option 1: Dales Way

Historic cottage near Sedbergh

Distance: 7 miles (11½km)

Total ascent: 500 feet (160m)

The walk in a nutshell: A delightful walk alongside the River Lune following the Dales Way. We'll then cross the fields to Brigflatts church and Sedbergh.

Don’t miss: Discover the attractive and tranquil scenery of the Lune Valley. Our walk ends back in Sedbergh where you might like to visit one of the historic pubs or explore the town's celebrated bookshops.

Option 2: Above the Lune Valley

Three walkers by a gate

Distance: 9½ miles (15½km)

Total ascent: 1,050 feet (320m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk above the Lune Valley, visiting Fox's Pulpit and Lily Mere lake. Having descended to the River Lune we'll return along the Dales Way through the fields to Sedbergh.

Don’t miss: Fox's Pulpit is a rocky outcrop where George Fox, the founder of the Quakers preached. From here there's a beautiful view across the valley to the Howgill Fells.

Option 3: Howgill Traverse

Rolling green hills of the Howgill Fells

Distance: 9 miles (14½km)

Total ascent: 2,150 feet (660m)

The walk in a nutshell: A fantastic north to south traverse across the Howgill Fells. Walking high in the hills for most of the day we'll follow the undulating ridge over Hazelgill Knott to the summit of The Calf, then continue onwards along the ridge to Sedbergh.

Don’t miss: The Calf is the highest point in the Howgills and enjoys a great view over the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District mountains.

Mallerstang - myths and legends

Available on: 20 Aug 2018, 3 Sep 2018, 30 Sep 2018, 28 Oct 2018, 21 Apr 2019, 27 May 2019, 10 Jun 2019, 1 Jul 2019, 22 Jul 2019, 26 Aug 2019, 22 Sep 2019, 27 Oct 2019

Option 1: The Upper Eden Valley

Red Squirrel on the Isle of Wight

Distance: 7 miles (11½km)

Total ascent: 500 feet (140m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the Upper Eden valley to the market town of Kirkby Stephen. We'll pass the ruins of Pendragon Castle, which according to legend was built by Uther Pendragon, King Arthur's father.

Don’t miss: The Mallerstang Valley is home to a colony of red squirels. If you're lucky you may get to spot these illusive creatures.

Option 2: Lady Anne's Way


Distance: 10½ miles (16½km)

Total ascent: 750 feet (240m)

The walk in a nutshell: Descend through the Mallerstang Valley from Aisgill to Kirkby Stephen. We'll follow Lady Anne's Way along the valley side, then alongside the River Eden to Pendragon Castle and Stenkrith Falls.

Don’t miss: Our walk follows the Settle to Carlisle Railway; England's most scenic line.

Option 3: Mallerstang Edge

Wild landscapes of the Mallerstang Valley

Distance: 10 miles (16½km)

Total ascent: 1,400 feet (420m)

The walk in a nutshell: A high-level traverse along Mallerstang Edge including the tops of High Seat and High Pike Hill. Our walk takes us from Aisgill to Kirkby Stephen.

Don’t miss: Expect some wild and track-less terrain, but also great views over the green Eden Valley.

Dufton, High Cup Nick and Appleby

Available on: 22 Aug 2018, 5 Sep 2018, 2 Oct 2018, 30 Oct 2018, 10 Apr 2019, 22 Apr 2019, 29 May 2019, 12 Jun 2019, 3 Jul 2019, 24 Jul 2019, 28 Aug 2019, 24 Sep 2019, 29 Oct 2019

Option 1: Eden Valley

Dufton church

Distance: 7 miles (11½km)

Total ascent: 650 feet (200m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk through the rich green pastures of Cumbria's Eden Valley on this walk from Dufton to Appleby. Our route includes the magical wooded valley of Dufton Ghyll.

Don’t miss: Our walk connects the charming fellside village of Dufton, with the historic market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland.

Option 2: Around Dufton Pike

Dufton Pike

Distance: 10 miles (16½km)

Total ascent: 1,050 feet (320m)

The walk in a nutshell: Head onto the lower slopes of the North Pennines on our walk around the shapely summit of Dufton Pike. We then head through the fields of the Eden Valley to Appleby.

Don’t miss: Enjoy great views back to High Cup Nick, then celebrate the completion of your walk with a pint in one of Appleby's historic pubs.

Option 3: High Cup Nick

Wild landscapes of High Cup Nick

Distance: 9½ miles (15km)

Total ascent: 1,850 feet (560m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the Pennine Way from Dufton to the magnificent High Cup Nick. Our route takes us around the rim of this deep cut valley before a descent back to Dufton via Dufton Ghyll.

Don’t miss: High Cup Nick is an immense 'U-shaped' valley carved into the slopes of the North Pennines - a dramatic natural feature.

Smardale, Green Bell and Ravenstonedale

Available on: 23 Aug 2018, 6 Sep 2018, 3 Oct 2018, 31 Oct 2018, 9 Apr 2019, 24 Apr 2019, 30 May 2019, 13 Jun 2019, 4 Jul 2019, 25 Jul 2019, 29 Aug 2019, 25 Sep 2019, 30 Oct 2019

Option 1: Smardale Gill

Old railway viaduct spanning Smardale Gill valley

Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Total ascent: 900 feet (280m)

The walk in a nutshell: Head over Smardale Fell to Smardale Hall, then along the valley side and across the viaduct back to Ravenstonedale.

Don’t miss: The valley of Smardale Gill is an unexpected delight crowned by the majestic viaduct of the old Darlington to Tebay railway.

Option 2: Smardale Circuit

Coast to coast viaduct

Distance: 9 miles (15km)

Total ascent: 1,300 feet (400m)

The walk in a nutshell: A circuit of the hills above Smardale. Our outward route takes us over Nettle Hill to the village of Crosby Garrett, before crossing the river and returning over Smardale Fell to Ravenstonedale.

Don’t miss: Smardale Gill is a National Nature Reserve; a classic limestone habitat that is rich with butterflies, wild flowers and birds.

Option 3: North East Howgills

Green hills of the Howgills

Distance: 9½ miles (15km)

Total ascent: 2,550 feet (780m)

The walk in a nutshell: A south to north traverse of the Howgill Fells. After a steep ascent to the summit of Yarlside we'll take in the summits of Green Bell and Randy Gill Top before a lovely ridgetop descent to Ravenstonedale.

Don’t miss: A classic walk over the long grassy ridge of the Howgill Fells.

Ingleborough, limestone scars and waterfalls

Available on: 24 Aug 2018, 7 Sep 2018, 4 Oct 2018, 1 Nov 2018, 25 Apr 2019, 31 May 2019, 14 Jun 2019, 5 Jul 2019, 26 Jul 2019, 30 Aug 2019, 26 Sep 2019, 31 Oct 2019

Option 1: Ingleton Waterfalls

Ingleton waterfall

Distance: 6 miles (10km)

Total ascent: 660 feet (200m)

The walk in a nutshell: Take a short stroll to view the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct then travel on to Ingleton for a circular woodland walk alongside the Rivers Twiss and Doe. We use a trail which, although steep in places, benefits from steps and walkways past spectacular waterfalls. 

Don’t miss: Pass a number of stunning waterfalls, the most impressive of which is Thornton Force.

Option 2: Twistleton Scars

Ribblehead viaduct on Settle to Calisle Railway

Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Total ascent: 550 feet (180m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from the Ribblehead Viaduct to Ingleton along the lower slopes of Whernside. We'll traverse the magnificent limestone pavements of Twisleton Scars, then descend past the waterfalls into Ingleton.

Don’t miss: Marvel at the 24 arch Ribblehead Viaduct then walk through the classic limestone scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.

Option 3: Ingleborough

A walker decending Ingleborough

Distance: 7½ miles (12½km)

Total ascent: 1,650 feet (500m)

The walk in a nutshell: Ascend from Ribblehead onto Simon Fell and the magnificent summit of Ingleborough. We'll descend, steeply at first, to Ingleton.

Don’t miss: The distinctive shape of Ingleborough, one of the Three Peaks, dominates the landscape. There's a great view from the top over the Yorkshire Dales towards the Lake District.

The Howgill Fells and Sedbergh

Available on: 26 Aug 2018, 30 Mar 2019, 13 Apr 2019, 18 May 2019, 2 Jun 2019, 16 Jun 2019, 14 Jul 2019, 28 Jul 2019, 18 Aug 2019, 1 Sep 2019, 8 Sep 2019, 28 Sep 2019, 7 Oct 2019, 12 Oct 2019

Option 1: Rawthey Valley

Three walkers

Distance: 7 miles (11½km)

Total ascent: 750 feet (220m)

The walk in a nutshell: Explore the green valleys around Sedbergh on this circular walk. We'll head through the fields onto the lower slopes, then return beside the River Rawthey.

Don’t miss: Towards the end of the walk we'll stop at Farfield Mill. This lovingly restored Victorian woollen mill that now hosts a cafe and heritage centre.

Option 2: Over the Howgills

View of the Howgill Fells

Distance: 9 miles (14½km)

Total ascent: 1,900 feet (580m)

The walk in a nutshell: This circular walk from Sedbergh ascends to the summit of Arant Haw in the Howgill Fells. We then descend over the Nab to join the Dales Way and return to Sedbergh along the River Rawthey.

Don’t miss: An opportunity to get high onto the Howgill Fells; a beautiful upland area of rolling grassy hills.

Option 3: The Calf

Rolling green hills of the Howgill Fells

Distance: 10½ miles (17½km)

Total ascent: 2,750 feet (840m)

The walk in a nutshell: After a valley walk along the Rawthey Valley we'll ascend steeply past the Cautley Spout waterfall onto the Howgill Fells. We'll head to  The Calf – the highest point of the Howgills – before a glorious descent along the ridge to Sedbergh.

Don’t miss: The classic Howgills walk where you'll get to experience this stunning landscape and soak up the views over the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District.

Above and along the River Lune

Available on: 27 Aug 2018, 31 Mar 2019, 14 Apr 2019, 19 May 2019, 3 Jun 2019, 17 Jun 2019, 15 Jul 2019, 29 Jul 2019, 19 Aug 2019, 2 Sep 2019, 9 Sep 2019, 29 Sep 2019, 13 Oct 2019

Option 1: Lune Valley

Devil's Bridge over the River Lune at Kirkby Lonsdale

Distance: 7½ miles (11½km)

Total ascent: 400 feet (120m)

The walk in a nutshell: Starting high in the fells beside Barbon Beck we'll descend to the Lune Valley below and visit the villages of Barbon and Casterton on the way to Kirkby Lonsdale.

Don’t miss: The walk ends in the historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale where you can explore the speciality shops, pubs and tearooms.

Option 2: Casterton Fell

Two walkers

Distance: 9 miles (15km)

Total ascent: 1,300 feet (400m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from Barbon in the Lune Valley over Hogs Hill and Casterton Fell to Kirkby Lonsdale.

Don’t miss: We'll approach Kirkby Lonsdale over the Devil's Bridge where the fine river and fell views inspired Turner’s painting and prompted John Ruskin to describe the scenery as some of the loveliest in Europe.  

Option 3: Middleton Fell

Above the Lune Valley

Distance: 10½ miles (16½km)

Total ascent: 2,200 feet (660m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk over the long grassy ridge of Middleton Fell on our walk from Barbon in the Lune Valley to Sedbergh.

Don’t miss: Enjoy great views over the Lune Valley to the Howgill Fell and the Lake District Mountains as we enjoy this peaceful upland scenery.

Which break for me

Guided Walking

Group of walkers on Guided Walking holidayOur best-selling Guided Walking holidays run throughout the year - with their daily choice of up to 3 walks, these breaks are ideal for anyone who enjoys exploring the countryside on foot. Perhaps choose an Easier walk, then build up to something more challenging as your holiday progresses.

We also offer the following themed breaks that enable likeminded guests to holiday together:



Guided Walking - Classic Breaks

Group of guests enjoying a drink

NEW from HF HolidaysOur Classic Breaks are rich with the traditions of HF Holidays, making them particularly suited to our long-standing guests

During the day enjoy our usual choice of 3 guided walks. In the evening relax with likeminded guests during your evening meal, then enjoy a classic mix of evening activities arranged by your leaders. We'll include a great mix of quizzes, games and dancing, rounded off with a traditional party night on the final evening.


Classic Breaks at Sedbergh start on Sat 9 and Tue 4 June 2018


Guided Walking for Solos

Two guests walking along a pathWe welcome many solo guests on our holidays; however you may prefer our dedicated holidays for solos only. As well as likeminded company, there's no extra charges for our premium single, and standard twin and double rooms.

See Guided Walking for Solos at Sedbergh for further details




Other Guided Walking holidays at Sedbergh

Walking with Sightseeing - the perfect combination of guided walks, plus sightseeing visits

Christmas & New Year Walking - enjoy guided walks, fabulous food and a great atmosphere


Local area

Discover the Lakes and Dales

Sedbergh sits at the foot of the Howgill Fells, a peaceful corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The centre of Sedbergh is just a few minutes walk from Thorns Hall. The town has a range of facilities including a small supermarket, post office, newsagent, pubs and a bank. Now famed as England’s ‘book town’, Sedbergh has many second-hand book shops and a good range of pubs and cafés. A wider range of facilities are available in the larger town of Kendal, about 10 miles away.

During your visit to Thorns Hall you may enjoy visiting the following places of interest:

Sizergh Castle
Situated near Kendal, about 25 minutes' drive from Sedbergh. Sizergh Castle is a fine medieval house, surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Levens Hall with impressive topiary in the gardenLevens Hall
Visit this stately home, famous for its magnificent formal garden and its topiary displays. Levens Hall is south of Kendal, about 30 minutes' drive from Sedbergh.



Appleby stationSettle to Carlisle Railway
Ride England’s most scenic railway through the Yorkshire Dales from Garsdale station, about 10 miles from Sedbergh. Heading south you could cross the famous Ribblehead viaduct and visit Settle, Skipton and Saltaire. Heading north you could head to the small market town of Appleby, or the border city of Carlisle.

Hawes & Wensleydale
A 30 minute drive through the Yorkshire Dales will take you to the small town of Hawes. Visit the famous creamery that produces Wensleydale Cheese. You may want to continue through the valley of Wensleydale, well known as the setting for All Creatures Great &

The market town of Kendal, about 20 minutes' drive from Thorns Hall has a good range of specialist shops.The excellent Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry is also worth a visit.

Steamer on WindermereLake District
A 40 minute drive will take you to Lake Windermere, gateway to exploring the beautiful scenery of the Lake District National Park. Here you could take a steamer trip on the lake, or visit the visitors centre at Brockhole. or


Travel to Sedbergh

Our address is: Thorns Hall, Cautley Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LE

How to get to us by train

By train:

The nearest train station is Oxenholme, the Lake District, on the main line between London and Glasgow. For train times and general rail enquiries visit or call 03457 484950 (from outside the UK call +44 20 7278 5240).

Use an HF transfer

HF station transfer - great value!

Our station transfer operates between Oxenholme railway station and Thorns Hall every Saturday and Tuesday (Friday and Monday in the low season). The pickup is at 4.30pm from Oxenholme station. On departure day the transfer will get you back to Oxenholme station by 10.00am. The transfer is  £15 return, but a place must be reserved at least 7 days in advance by calling our Reservations team on 0345 470 7558.

Get to us by Taxi

By taxi:

If you can’t meet our station transfer, the 10 mile journey from Oxenholme station to Thorns Hall can be made by taxi. Pre-booked taxis cost approx £23 per journey. Details of our current recommended taxi company and rates will be sent to you with your booking. The taxi company will arrange shared taxis wherever possible. The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Thorns Hall Manager.

Driving to us

By car:

Leave the M6 at junction 37 and follow the A684 for 5 miles to Sedbergh. On reaching Sedbergh follow the road to the right into Finkle Street (avoiding the main street), then almost immediately turn left at a small roundabout into Back Lane. At the next mini-roundabout bear left onto the A683 following signs to Kirkby Stephen. Thorns Hall is a further 100 yards along the road on the left. Look out for our sign. A large car park is available in the grounds with free parking.

 Travel by plane

Travelling from overseas

For most guests the most convenient option is to book a flight to Manchester Airport. There are direct trains every hour from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme - this is straightforward journey - allow 1½ hours to Oxenholme. See for train times.

From Oxenholme station you can complete the journey to Sedbergh using our transfer or by taxi (see above).

Flying to London Heathrow airport is another option, but has a longer onward train journey - allow at least 4 hours to reach Oxenholme. From Heathrow first take the train to London Paddington station. Next take the Underground train to London Euston. Finally the main line train from London Euston to Oxenholme takes 2½ hours. See for train times.


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