Hawes and Sedbusk

Hawes and Sedbusk

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Hawes and Sedbusk

 
Distance: 5.5 miles
Duration: 2½ to 3 hours depending on stops
Level of walk: MediumView Walks Key

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Why you should do this walk…

A 4.5 mile circular walk from the small market town of Hawes, at the head of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales. You will feel like you are in the heart of the Dales with this fairly energetic romp – categorised as medium difficulty because of the fairly stiff climb half way round. There are panoramic views, a chocolate box village and a great dog-friendly pub along the way. If that’s not enough, there’s even a paddling opportunity for your dog near the picturesque packhorse bridge on the way home too!

Dog friendly?…

The route has gentle gradients throughout plus one stiff climb. The route is easy to follow along stone and green paths. The route passes along some quiet roads for short periods. You will need to negotiate some gates and one ladder stile (which dogs will need a lift on) plus several other stiles designed as narrow gaps within dry stone walls with spring gates. A couple of these are a tight squeeze, so would pose a challenge for broader dogs (although small dogs should be fine). This is the Dales so expect to see plenty of sheep and be ready to keep your dog on a lead. River paddling is also available if conditions allow.

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How can I follow this walk?…

This walk is available on the iFootpath App or to print the Hawes and Sedbusk please visit iFootpath 

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6 Comments

  1. Carole Stone  - 03/03/2013 - 7:02 pm

    Done this walk today – absolutely beautiful and many fields free of sheep so they were able to run free a little too. Just be aware that some of the stiles are just narrow gaps in the stone walls – one was too narrow for my medium sized dogs to fit through….we had to pick them up and squeeze sideways, which wouldn’t be possible with a bigger dog.

    • corina  - 04/03/2013 - 8:16 pm

      Sounds like you had a good day for this walk 🙂 Can you remember where the very narrow gap was? The Dales are stunning, but do pose some difficulties with the stone walls! The views are worth the squeeze most of the time. Look forward to hearing from you again. Thanks for the information.

  2. Danielle  - 16/09/2013 - 9:37 pm

    Have done this twice in the past- once in reverse – lovely views just sheep a plenty therefore leads required. I agree that a couple of stiles posed problems and meant we had to carry a 30kg dog over them on a very steep hill!! Nevertheless it is worth doing

  3. Mrs S  - 20/08/2014 - 2:09 pm

    Thank you for the comments about stiles. Most people tend not to mention the types of stile and whilst our dog is quite agile and can manage to clear normal stiles without a problem, she weighs 46 kg and these narrow stone stiles are impossible for her to get through and impossible for us to lift her over! Many a time we’ve had to backtrack which is really disappointing, so it’s good to be forewarned.

  4. Alan  - 10/08/2015 - 2:45 pm

    Help – I have a 58 kilo rescue Rottweiler, very fit and agile loves water and taking on obstacles of any kind, how tall are these stone walls ? is there room for him to jump on top and off the other side ? I so hope so my holiday is already booked with this walk one of the walks I look forward to doing .
    I would never be able to lift him.
    Regards Alan

    • corina  - 23/08/2015 - 7:01 pm

      Hi Alan – if you have a look at the pictures underneath the directions on the walk page you will see some images of the walls and gaps/gates – see pics 10, 12 and 17 to give you an idea of what you will encounter. Some of the gaps between walls are narrow and all the walls are a bit different. Have a read of the directions before you do the walk then at least you can modify what you want to do if you think it will be necessary and take a map. Hope you and your Rottie have lots of fun 🙂

    • corina  - 23/08/2015 - 7:01 pm

      Hi Alan – if you have a look at the pictures underneath the directions on the walk page you will see some images of the walls and gaps/gates – see pics 10, 12 and 17 to give you an idea of what you will encounter. Some of the gaps between walls are narrow and all the walls are a bit different. Have a read of the directions before you do the walk then at least you can modify what you want to do if you think it will be necessary and take a map. Hope you and your Rottie have lots of fun 🙂

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Walking on mostly flat terrain, little walking up hill and few styles or dry stone walls to negotiate. Distance from 1 to 5 miles.

Some walking up steep hills over rugged terrain, negotiating dry stone walls. Distance from 3 to 6 miles.

A lot of walking up steep hills over rugged terrain, and some scrambling up rocks. Distance from 6 miles upwards.

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