On the river Dee, Dent is the only village in Dentdale. The
valley is dotted with farmsteads about a quarter of a mile
apart which reflects the Norse heritage of the area.
is again limestone karst but high on the fells this changes to
millstone grit and moorland.
Whilst Dent is a lovely place
there will also be drop-offs and pick-ups in the nearby
metropolis of Sedbergh.
- Heritage Centre open until 4PM - £3 entry charge
- Meadowside cafe open until 5PM
- Stone Close tea rooms open until 5PM
- Three pubs and a Norman church
|Walk Details (to date)|
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|A Walk||Harvey Thompson, 14.5 miles Moderate|
|THE TWO HIGHEST MOUNTAINS IN LANCASHIRE.
Marching out from Ingleton (which is in North Yorkshire but has a Lancashire postal address) we head for Ireby. Two short country lane sections lead us to the off piste climb fort Gragareth (2057’) the County's second highest point. Following the boundary with Yorkshire we soon summit Green Hill at 2060’ the highest point in Lancashire.
A short descent and we are soon into Cumbria. With a short climb we soon reach Great Coum (2254’) our highest point of the day. Next we have a steep down hill, a trip along an ancient bridleway and soon we are in Dent.
The walk is predominantly on well worn paths and is 14½ miles with 2756’ of ascent.|
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|B Walk||Chris Thornley, 9.5 miles Moderate|
| ||Starting from Dent we take a steep path up to Green Lane Track. Follow it to the head of Deepdale. Then we follow field paths down Deepdale and join The Dales Way. We follow The Dales Way for about a mile. Then we take a path to the north side of Dentdale. Then we take field paths and tracks along the north side of the valley back into Dent village. A lovely circular tour of beautiful Dentdale.|
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|C Walk||Michael Counter, 8 miles Moderate|
| ||Alight the coach in Dent, field paths to High Ground passing waterfalls, Green Lane, down Nun House Outrake into Deepdale, Wallers Bridge, Dyke House Lane, Manor Farm, Tonny Bridge, Basil Busk, follow field paths down Dentdale, Backstone Gill, Hall Bank, Church Bridge and into Dent Village.This route offer some spectacular views of the waterfalls behind Dent and Yorkshire Dale scenery at its very best. The initial climb out of Dent is tough , but well worth the energy spent.|
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|D Walk||Pat Parrott, 6 miles Easy|
| ||A classic Dentdale walk. Alight Sedbergh. Walk down to and through Millthrop, and follow the Dales Way to Dent, via the Golf Course, Gap, down by Gate Manor and across Brackensgill Bridge, Continue on the south sidr of the river into Dent. There will be plenty of time to explore Dent, visit cafe or pub, look at the church or just wander.|
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|Morning (Outward) Pick-Up Points|
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|Blackburn||08:10||Darwen : Boots Duckworth St|
|Blackburn||08:15||Darwen : Lynwood Avenue|
|Blackburn||08:20||Ewood : Aldi Bolton Road|
|Blackburn||08:25||Blackburn : Bus Station|
|Blackburn||08:35||Oswaldtwistle : Black Dog|
|Blackburn||08:40||Oswaldtwistle : Town Hall|
|Blackburn||08:45||Accrington : Peel / Infant St|
|Blackburn||08:50||Accrington : Victoria Hospital|
|Blackburn||08:55||Clayton : Hare and Hounds|
|Blackburn||09:00||Harwood : Nightingales Garage|
|Blackburn||09:05||Whalley : King Street|
|Blackburn||09:15||Clitheroe : York Street|
|Burnley||08:20||Padiham : Town Hall|
|Burnley||08:22||Padiham : Whitegates|
|Burnley||08:25||Burnley : Tim Bobbin|
|Burnley||08:30||Burnley : Bus Station|
|Burnley||08:35||Burnley : Brennard Street|
|Burnley||08:40||Brierfield : Town Hall|
|Burnley||08:45||Nelson : Bus Station|
|Burnley||08:50||Nelson : Leeds Road|
|Burnley||08:55||Colne : Crown Hotel|
|Burnley||09:00||Colne : Library|
|Burnley||09:05||Colne : Alkincoates PO|
|Burnley||09:10||Barrowford : Heritage Centre|
- Dent via A65 Kirkby Lonsdale and A683 Sedbergh. Blackburn and Burnley coaches to meet up at Settle services.
- Walk A starting from Ingleton and Harvey (Burnley) will point out where. Walk D starting from Sedbergh and Pat (Blackburn) will point out where. Remaining walks start from Dent.
- Coaches to park-up in Dent (free parking) where everyone (to date) will get back on the coach.
- NB: The Sedbergh to Dent road is narrow but there are no width or HGV restrictions - plus there's a caravan site at the end ! Contact number: 07795 250502