Sedbergh – Exploring BarbondaleThis route takes you on quiet roads into Dentdale and you can take a short diversion into Dent village. You then have a steep climb but are rewarded with a lovely descent down remote Barbondale. There is a pub and café in Barbon and then you follow the Lune Valley back to Sedbergh.
Sedbergh is always a popular heading off points for rides with a great range of accommodation, shops and cafes available. This is a relatively short road route with one steep climb. You leave Sedbergh and quickly pick up some lovely quiet roads signed as cycle routes which take you into Dentdale.
When you reach the hamlet of Gawthorp you turn right and then it is up the tough climb to take you towards Barbondale. From the top it is it a lovely descent down the valley to reach the picturesque village of Barbon with a great café. More quiet lanes take you back to Sedbergh with one short section on the A road where you need more care.
Climbs on route:
Barbon rd climb, Barbon Hill from Steep Bit
If available, the 'GPX' (or GPS Exchange format) files for each route are text files that can be read by GPS devices as a series of waypoints along each route.