Sunset

CC207   SUNSET

SunsetThis is a ramble over field and riverside paths and quiet country lanes. There are good views of the Howgills. The river is the Clough.

Parking - take the Hawes Road, A684, from Sedbergh and after roughly 2 miles cross a cattle grid. Just beyond the grid, on the left there is a large parking area. 

 1. Walk back along the road in the direction of Sedbergh. There is no footpath, so the obvious precautions apply. After 500 yards look for an open gateway on the right. Go through the gateway and follow a path to a wooden footbridge. Cross the bridge and turn right to follow a riverside path. Off to the left you will have good views of the Howgills.

2. The path runs parallel to the river then rises gently, away from the riverbank, to a stile. Cross the stile and continue to another in the middle of a wire fence. From this stile, bear slightly right to a wooden gate-stile in the wall. Keeping the hedge/fence on your left carry on to a gate in the corner. The gate is usually locked but there is a ladder stile into the lane.
 

3. Turn sharp right (there are two lanes here, keep to the right) and continue to another gate. Go through this and along the cart track, keeping a line of trees on your left. Ahead, on the right, you will see a gate in the wall. There is a signpost here. Go through the gate and head toward the barn in that field. Continue with the wall on the right to another stile. This brings you into a field from where, ahead, you will see a house on the right.
4. There is a step-stile into what appears to be the back garden of this house, but that's alright, you are still on the footpath. At the end of the house turn right on the track where you will see a gate in a wall. There is also a signpost here. Follow a line down the field to take you diagonally left, into the bottom corner of the field to a rusty old gate. Step across this and turn immediately right through a gap-stile in the wall into an area of gorse and bramble. The path is well-walked and clear. When wet it can be slippery as well as quite steep toward the end. This section is fairly short, just 2 - 300 yards. The path ends at yet another stile onto a lane.

5. Turn right and cross the bridge. This is Danny Bridge. The lane leads uphill for 400 yards back to the parking area.

Map: OS Outdoor Leisure 19 - Howgill Fells and Upper Eden Valley
Length: Approximately 3 miles
Time: 2 hours
Terrain: Easy walking - one short section slippery if wet.  

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