Cautley to Sedbergh – Sunday 10th June

Layby near St Mark's Church, Cautley LA10 5LZ, SD691945 Map

Cautley to Sedbergh via Cautley Spout, the Calf, Bram Rigg Top, Calders, Arrant Haw and Winder

Start time 09:30

(Estimated finish time 16:30)

Moderate 12 miles / 19.3 km

Group Summit Good

Meet time 09:15am

Start time 09:30

Start point: layby in the village of Cautley near St Mark’s Church

Car parking: layby in the village of Cautley near St Mark’s Church (free)

Description: From the layby we head north along the A683 for 200m before turning left towards and past some farm buildings. We cross the river Rawthey via the footbridge. We then head up the hill a little to join the ‘Pennine Journey’ long distance footpath. We cross another footbridge and turn left to follow the path along Cautley Holme Beck. Now starts the steep ascent along the side of Cautley Spout. Reaching the top of Cautley Spout we follow Red Gill Beck, then Force Gill Beck to join the path to the Calf where we will hopefully have nice views of the Howgills and the Lake District. Leaving the summit, we head back down and follow the path, bagging Bram Rigg Top, Calders, Arrant Haw and Winder. From Winder we drop quite steeply down and follow the path along the wall and the side of Winder. We then go through the gate at Settlebeck Gill, follow the Gill down into Sedbergh town. We cross the road by Westwood book shop and head along the path on the right hand-side of Winder House which leads us to the ‘pennine journey’ footpath by the river Rawthey. We follow this footpath all the way back to the village of Cautley, crossing Straight Bridge, then going through Buckbank, Ellerthwaite, Thursgill and Fawcett Bank. Then downhill to cross the footbridge over the river Rawthey and back to the layby.

Distance: Approx 12 miles / 19.3km

Ascent: Approx 2970 feet / 900m

Time:  7 hours

Grade: Moderate

Please contact Nathalie on 07518479409 by 6pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk. Parts of this walk may be very muddy. This walk is suitable for dogs, there is only one easy to step over stile and some gates. But please make sure you keep your dog under control.

The leader reserves the right to cancel the walk or modify the route dependent on conditions.