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Dent and the Dales Way

MODERATE 3 reviews

Dent and the Dales Way is a 10.5 kilometer 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, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 10.5 km Elevation Gain: 380 m Route Type: Loop


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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.

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