The historic Norman market town of Sedbergh has a
long tradition of hand-knitting and a public
school that dates back as far as 1525.
It is the only village in picturesque Dentdale and lies at a point where four valleys converge.
Dominating the area is Whernside, the highest fell in the National Park, and the spectacular Howgill Fells which, unlike other rocks in the Dales, are smooth and rounded.
The Quaker George Fox preached in the town in 1652
and his meeting place in nearby Briggflatts is the
second oldest Quaker meeting place in England.
Farfield Mill and Heritage Centre is a refurbished woollen mill housing a permanent exhibition about the woollen industry.