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A Stile Free Accessible Walk Along River Rawthey, Sedbergh

This linear walk, which starts from Joss Lane Carpark in the centre of Sedbergh, is just short of a mile and is ideal for most type of wheelchair, although there is a steep section leading down to the river, which has a gradient of 1:7.

The first part of the walk is along the roadside through the town. The kerb is wide enough for a manual wheelchair.

Turn left through the wide kissing gate and follow the path to the next kissing gate. Here you will find a lovely picnic area with tables and benches.

The path follows the riverside for a while. Our route stops at the next kissing gate. This is too small for any chair to get through. Here we have to turn around and follow our tracks back into Sedbergh.

If you do not want to go back up the steep section, then you can pass through the alternative gates at the picnic area and travel back on to roadside for about 50 metres before you can get up onto the kerb.

This walk has been designated ‘Miles Without Stiles’ by the Yorkshire Dales National Park.



Where do I park?

Joss Lane Carpark in the centre of Sedbergh. Here you will find accessible toilets (RADAR) and The Tourist Information Office, which is wheelchair accessible.

What map do I need?

Map: OL 19

What facilities are there?

The nearest accessible loos are in Hawes.

Route Details:

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