Dent and the Dales Way is a 6.5 mile loop trail located near Sedbergh, Cumbria, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

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A circular walk from the quaint Yorkshire Dales village of Dent in the south-east corner of Cumbria. The walk climbs high into the surrounding hills, following a beautiful old track across the top ridge with magnificent views across Dentdale and then descending through classic sheep pastures. The return leg follows a section of the River Dee, part of the Dales Way, taking in riverside pastures and hay meadows with plenty of wildlife to enjoy. The walk includes one quite long and steep ascent to start, followed by a much more gradual descent and finishing with a relatively flat stretch. Some sections are very high and exposed so ensure you have appropriate clothing with you. The paths are a mixture of stone paths/tracks and unmade paths through fields, the latter of which can get very muddy. You will need to negotiate several gates, kissing gates, steps and footbridges plus two tight stone squeeze gaps (humans and dogs may need to breathe in!) and two stiles (one of which is enclosed with wire fencing so dogs may need a lift over). You will be sharing many of the fields with sheep and cattle so take particular care with dogs. There are public toilets available in the car park at the beginning of the walk. Approximate time 3.5 hours.

The small village of Dent is located in the county of Cumbria, but on the western slopes of the Pennines within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is about 5 miles south-east of Sedbergh. The access roads to the village are very narrow, so do take care as you are driving. The village becomes very busy in the height of the tourist holiday seasons, so if you are planning to walk during the holidays, arrive early to make sure you are able to park. The walk starts and finishes at the Dent village pay and display car park, opposite the Memorial Hall. The fee is £4.50 for the whole day (correct June 2015). Approximate post code LA10 5QJ.

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Superb walk. Great views and varied terrain.

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