Hutton Roof and Newbiggin

Between the Lakes and the Dales

Walk, Ride, Climb

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Hutton Roof, Newbiggin and Sealford are fantastic places for walks, rides and climbs. there are great views of the Lake District fells, the Howgills, Ingleborough and Whernside as well as the sea, yet you will probably have your route to yourself, whichever you choose.
Lakeland Fells from Holly Grove

Alfred Wainwright included a chapter on Hutton Roof in his Westmorland Heritage book (recently republished) and declares the crag to be 'a superb viewpoint'

Another source for walking routes is the Photo North Discovery Walks series which you can get from local shops and from the web site The web site also has wonderful photographs taken on the walks so you can get a preview before you go - e.g. around Hutton Roof.

Limestone Link
A 13 mile walk from Arnside to Kirkby Lonsdale takes you over Hutton Roof Crags.

Newbiggin Limestone
There are many other possible walks around Hutton Roof, Newbiggin and Sealford, covered in many different books. eg - the Ramblers Association produces a book called "Walks From The Limestone Link"

There are many miles of quiet country lanes and bridleways around here, ideal for cycling or riding. The Cumbria Cycle Way runs through Hutton Roof and Newbiggin and there are lots of lanes with little traffic but great views.

South America

Hutton Roof Crags are a favourite place for climbers. The Rakes are used by clubs and groups as a training pitch, as well as being enjoyed by individuals.

The main climbing area is known as South America For obvious reasons and there are several routes of varying degrees of difficulty and several guides to the climbs. UK climbing site. Lancashire Rocks site.

Climbers on the Rakes
Maybe you haven't heard of the Thirlmere Way, which links Thirlmere to Manchester, closely following the route of the aquaduct carrying Manchester's water. The pipeline goes right through Hutton Roof and many of the distinctive gates can be seen.
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