The historic market town of Sedbergh is 2 miles away from The Malabar and is noted for its quaint old streets, well-regarded public school and its variety of individual shops and traders. One of the gateways to the Yorkshire Dales, Sedbergh has its own unique landscape with the hills rising above the town and visible from every vantage point. It is the perfect base for exploring the Lakes and Dales and an ideal stopping off point en route to Scotland.
The Lake District
England’s largest national park is home to its highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and deepest lake, Wastwater. Apart from walking, cycling and water sports there are historical places of interest to visit including Roman forts, copper mines and castles, county shows and festivals throughout the year and world-class cultural events from the classical to the cutting edge. We are happy to suggest full or half day itineraries for you during your stay and can help with booking the most popular local attractions in advance or sharing the area’s best kept secrets that are off the tourist trail!
The Yorkshire Dales
Wild and windswept and of immense beauty and character, the park is made up of over 1,700 square kilometres of river valleys and hills. For those looking for outdoor activities choose from one of the Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside nearby, or tackle all three summits in one go. The central part of stage one in the 2014 Tour de France took place in Hawes just 12 miles away and is among many fabulous cycling opportunities from gentle to more challenging climbs. Although the Dales is most famous for its wonderful scenery, there are masses of other places of interest: Farfield Mill, the Wensleydale Creamery, Skipton Castle, the Settle to Carlisle railway and Bolton Abbey are all within easy reach of The Malabar.