The Howgills Bunk Barn group accommodation is found in Sedbergh. Sedbergh is located in the beautiful countryside nestled within the Howgill Fells and the Yorkshire Dales, and near to the Lake District. The market town has been a thriving community for hundreds of years with historical evidence dating back to the Saxons, Vikings and Normans.
Sedbergh is England’s book town. This means that many of the main street shops concentrate on writing, reading, publishing and aim to have on sale those hard to find second-hand books, hoping to form into a “book lovers paradise”. Being within the Yorkshire Dales and near the Lake District, Sedbergh is a great base for any visit to this magnificent part of Northern England.
Places of interest are;
- Cautley Spout the beautiful waterfall in the valley of Cautley.
- The Howgill Fells which offer great walking and biking paths such as the “W2W” Walney to Wear and Whitby, route 20-52 running close to Sedbergh. This is a coast-to-coast cycling adventure through the beautiful countryside. 150 miles from Walney to Wear or 176 miles from Walney to Whitby. The Pennine cycle way route 68 also runs through the town.
- Sedbergh Bike Hire, located in town opposite the tourist information centre,great prices! and 10% discount for Bunk Barn customers quoting 'Bunk Barn'.
- The quaint cobbled village of Dent with a great Heritage Centre.
- The Lake District with wonderful walking and climbing routes.
- The picturesque Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England.
- Sedbergh’s Farfield Mill Arts and Heritage Centre packed with heritage displays and artists exhibitions.
- Holme Farm which is a spectacular open farm with nature trails, a tour of the farm, fishing and seasonal demonstrations.
- Sedbergh Golf club set around the river Dee and Rawthey with 9 interesting and challenging holes for golfers of all standards.
- Brigflatts Quaker meeting house being the oldest in the North of England retaining a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere.