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  • Ravenstonedale

    Ravenstonedale

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  • Ravenstonedale

    Ravenstonedale

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  • Sedbergh

    Sedbergh

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  • Sedbergh

    Sedbergh

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  • Ravenstonedale

    Ravenstonedale

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This route explores the peaceful fells of the Cumbrian part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Spend your first full day heading for the summit of brooding Wild Boar Fell, with views over much of the western Dales, the Eden Valley and the Howgill Fells.

Your second day is a full-length traverse across the distinctive Howgill Fells to reach the ‘book town’ of Sedbergh. Your final day’s walk takes you over moorland and along gentle riverside paths in Dentdale, complete with a stop in picturesque Dent.

The food is as much a highlight as the walking on this trip, with fantastic dishes using lots of local produce on offer at both hotels.

Trip details

  • Difficulty Level: 4/5 (fairly challenging)
  • Amount of walking: 1 day of hotel to hotel walking of 12.5 miles (20km, ascent 767m), and two circular day walks of 12 miles (19km, ascent 630m) and 11.5 miles (18km, ascent 430m)
  • Terrain: A wide range including the wide open fells of the Howgills, classic farmland, rugged moorland, gentle riverside paths, and one of the Dales’ highest mountains! Paths over the moors can be boggy in places.

Customise this trip

The route can be customised to suit your preferred daily distances, difficulty and pace. Contact us now for free advice.

Destinations
Yorkshire
Activity
Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culinary, Food
Tour Type
Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
Physical Level
Moderate

Good to know

  • Summit Wild Boar Fell
  • Difficulty rating: 4/5
  • Tailor the route to your pace
  • Covid-19 booking guarantee

Detailed itinerary

What you'll see and do

This is a customisable trip

Use the following itinerary for inspiration. Remember: all days, hotels and activities can be altered to suit your requirements. A Muddy Boots travel specialist will be happy to advise.

Arrive to Ravenstonedale

Arrive at your base of Ravenstonedale and settle into a lovely country inn, brimming with character. Relax in the inn’s idyllic riverside garden (with resident red squirrels!), take a walk around the lovely village or even enjoy a game of golf or tennis! If you want to stretch your legs, try the short circuit to the Smardale Nature Reserve, where the beautiful scenery and disused railway viaduct makes for a rewarding short walk.

Featured Accommodation
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The Black Swan Inn
Classic

The Black Swan Inn

Circular walk via Wild Boar Fell

Spend your first full day tackling the distinctive mountain of Wild Boar Fell, the 5th highest peak in the Yorkshire Dales. On a clear day the far-reaching views from the summit plateau are outstanding. Descend off the fell to the north for more fantastic views, this time over the Eden Valley and North Pennines (with the option of a short detour to visit the little ruins of Pendragon Castle) and follow ‘Tommy Road’ to return to Ravenstonedale.

Included meals: Breakfast

Featured Accommodation
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The Black Swan Inn
Classic

The Black Swan Inn

Ravenstonedale to Sedburgh

Today’s walk takes you right across the spine of the Howgill Fells, providing stunning views over the whole Howgills range, as well as over much of the Yorkshire Dales and the mountains of the Lake District. On leaving Ravenstonedale, spend the first half of the walk steadily gaining ground along a broad ridge plateau all the way to the high point of the Howgills at The Calf (taking in the summits of West Fell and Hazelgill Knott) before dropping down into the charming ‘book town’ of Sedbergh.

Included meals: Breakfast

Featured Accommodation
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The Black Bull Inn
Classic

The Black Bull Inn

Circular walk via Dentdale

Your last full day takes you into pretty Dentdale, with remote moorland and great views on the outward leg to reach Dent. This quintessential Yorkshire Dales’ village (even though these days it is actually in Cumbria!) is a delight to explore with its cobbled streets and rich cultural history. Gentler riverside walking along the Dales Way takes you most of the way back to Sedbergh before a final incline allows you to end your day with more beautiful views, this time over the Lune Valley, back to the Howgills and with a last glimpse of the Lake District!

Included meals: Breakfast

Featured Accommodation
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The Black Bull Inn
Classic

The Black Bull Inn

Departure from Ravenstonedale

Enjoy a last breakfast at your hotel before taking a taxi back to Ravenstonedale to collect your car and head home (or travelling back to the train station to catch your train).

Included meals: Breakfast

Where to stay

Some of our sample accommodation.

A charming country inn in the picturesque conservation village of Ravenstonedale, packed with character, with both a cosy bar and award winning restaurant (nights 1 and 2); and a recently renovated coaching inn in the heart of Sedbergh, with beautiful contemporary interiors and superb restaurant offering high-end fusion dining - a mix of Japanese and classic Yorkshire! (nights 3 and 4).

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The Black Swan Inn
Classic

The Black Swan Inn

A charming country inn in the picturesque conservation village of Ravenstonedale, packed with character, with both a cosy bar and award winning restaurant...

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The Black Bull Inn
Classic

The Black Bull Inn

A recently renovated coaching inn in the heart of Sedbergh, with beautiful contemporary interiors and superb restaurant offering high-end fusion dining - a mix of Japanese and classic Yorkshire!...

Tour inclusions

Get in touch now for more details

Included Accommodation

All accommodation in carefully-selected, characterful local inns and hotels. Optional upgrades may be available.

Included Ground transfers

Transport from your last hotel to your first hotel to collect your car (if travelling by train, contact us to discuss options).

Included Ground transfers

Secure door-to-door luggage transfer between your overnight accommodations.

Included Breakfast

All accommodation on bed & breakfast basis, with full English, vegetarian, and cold/uncooked options available.

(Optional packed lunches are available to order the night before.)

Included Equipment

Detailed walking notes, a route-marked OS map, and the ‘Muddy Boots Survival Pack’ including our guide to places to visit and eat and drink on your route.

Included Support

24/7 emergency telephone support in the unlikely event that anything goes wrong during your trip.

Not included Guided excursions

A personal guide may be available for some or all of your trip, on request. Get in touch to discuss your needs.

Reviews

What people are saying about Muddy Boots

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Elaine and Howard
23/05/2021

We had a great time, it was lovely to be out in the fresh air and open countryside with stunning views! We enjoyed the combination of activity and relaxation, it felt like a really long break even though it was only a few days. We didn’t have to worry about anything, everything was seamless, we had no problems at all. I will definitely be looking at the website to arrange another break in the future!

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Charlie and Louise
07/05/2021

We really enjoyed the trip and it has been great to feel like we’ve been communicating with a real person who cares, rather than just a salesperson with a big company! The wonderful Yorkshire Dales landscapes were the highlight of the trip and the route notes provided were clear and easy to follow.

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Sandy
13/05/2021

The routes included on this trip were absolutely outstanding - we loved them all! The route notes provided were spot on and it was great to feel that we were exploring areas that don’t see many crowds. We all enjoyed the fantastic food and drink available at our accommodation at the end of each day out in the hills!

How to book

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Price guide

This itinerary would cost from £455pp.

Pricing may vary by accommodation choice, group size and time of year.

Learn more

Contact us now for expert advice on how to tailor this tour to your requirements and budget.

Days

5

Starting from

£455 pp

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