Dentdale
Sedbergh, South Dales

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Steam train going over Dent Head viaduct in Dentdale
Dentdale

Dentdale is a tranquil and picturesque valley in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The area offers a great deal of interest for visitors including the Old Dent Parsonage which was the birthplace of the famous geologist Adam Sedgwick.

The valley has breathtaking views which have always inspired many artists, poets, craftsmen and musicians. There are three pubs within the dale and plenty of accommodation which is ideal for walkers and visitors wishing to take a holiday amongst the stunning countryside of the Yorkshire Dales.

Dentdale holds an Annual Gala and Show each August on the playing fields in the centre of Dent. Locals get together to provide a fun packed festival of events with all the historic traditions of the area including sheepdog trials, livestock shows and farm machinery exhibitions. These are combined with a full program of entertainment which includes races, craft and food stalls, live music and demonstrations throughout the day.

The Dentdale Village Heritage Centre is a living museum which tells the history of the area through recreated houses, farm buildings and shops, all crafted by local tradesmen and packed with amazing items from village life is a fascinating place for all ages to spend the day. There are daily demonstrations of everyday life from days gone by including butter making, black leading and baking. The majority of the equipment and artefacts have been reclaimed from the original villager's homes. Within the centre there is also a fantastic model railway, with a working scale model of the Settle - Carlisle line and the Arten Gill Viaduct.

Walkers can delight in the many scenic paths and walks which run throughout the dale. Flintergill Outrake...

 

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