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Dent Head (Cowgill) to Sedbergh

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After passing Scar Force and Dent Station (England's highest railway station), you will wind your way through meadow and forest as steep hills rise on both sides and the ominous Whernside looms some 2414 ft above you.
moderate
Distance 14.1 km
3:45 h
163 m
265 m
A short while after Dent, the river which had become more of a stream earlier today, is back to its crashing glory and the bird life is in full flow again. On this section, you will get the sense of leaving Yorkshire and entering the Lake District. Spend the night in Sedbergh.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
233 m
Lowest point
112 m
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Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

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Start

Cowgill (216 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SD 75569 86862
DD
54.276819, -2.376686
DMS
54°16'36.5"N 2°22'36.1"W
UTM
30U 540586 6014500
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Destination

Sedburgh (south of town centre)

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
SD 75569 86862
DD
54.276819, -2.376686
DMS
54°16'36.5"N 2°22'36.1"W
UTM
30U 540586 6014500
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.1 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
163 m
Descent
265 m
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