Things to do

We are so lucky to be situated in such a peaceful place with uninterrupted views all around. A stay at The Malabar is about fresh air and relaxation, bracing walks and reading by the fire and also about exploring this very unspoilt part of the country.

Walk along the Dalesway from the front door for as far as you fancy, following the River Lune then slowing making your way towards the Howgills. Its breathtaking and on a warm day there are some lovely spots for a dip! Come back to The Malabar along the old roman road, Howgill Lane. (1 – 3 hours)

Walk through some beautiful woods and farmland to Fox’s Pulpit, a crag where the Quaker movement is believed to have begun, and then onto to Brigflatts Meeting House, one of England’s ‘vernacular gems’. Keep walking into Sedbergh for lunch at the Dalesman; we can arrange transport back to The Malabar if you have done enough walking! (2-4 hours)

Climb Winder Fell with a flask of coffee then walk down into Sedbergh for lunch and a stroll around this charming market town with a great bookshop (Westwood Books) and lovely cafes. For inspiration on things to do pop into the Information and Book Centre. Come back to The Malabar and settle in for the evening with our soup and charcuterie board and a good bottle of wine. (2-4 hours)

Climb Cautley Spout and enjoy a hearty meal at the very charming Cross Keys Temperance Inn. If you don’t mind the extra weight bring your own wine or beer, there’s no corkage charge. (3-4 hours)

Drive to Hawes, England’s highest market town and home to Wensleydale Cheese and Hardraw Force. Stop at Farfield Mill on the way there or back to see resident artists and enjoy some very good comfort food. (3-4 hours)

Visit the Lake District; Windermere is a 40 minute drive from The Malabar. If you are keen to avoid the crowds we have some good tips! If you can get a table, come back via The Punch Bowl in Crosthwaite. (half-full day)

Walk the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail then take in the lovely market town on Kirkby Lonsdale  with its charming artisan shops and cafes and the famous Ruskin’s View. Have dinner at The Pheasant in Casterton on the way home. (half-full day)

Rent some bikes and explore some great cycling routes. Treat yourselves to a massage at The Malabar when you get back (full day)