How to get here on foot

From Sedbergh

There are paths across the fields from Sedbergh to Brigflatts which are easy walking, although the presence of kissing gates regrettably makes it difficult for people with children in buggies and impossible for wheelchair users.  The later part of the route can become rather wet and muddy at certain times (not only in winter) so boots are a must for much of the year.

Maps of the route are here as HTML and pdf format.

The alternative route along the main roads (A684 and A683), following George Fox’s presumed 1652 route, can now be busy with cars with no footpaths along the winding section of the A683 between the edge of Sedbergh and Brigflatts Lane. However, in winter when traffic levels are low, the attentive and nimble can probably use it safely. We wouldn’t recommend it for small children at any time.

From the Dales Way

The Dales Way, which runs from Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, passes within 200 yards or so of the meeting house. Unfortunately, there is no permitted direct access from the Dales Way, where it follows the north bank of the Rawthey, into the southern end of Brigflatts Lane.

Walkers heading west will need to leave the Dales Way at Birks (SD651914) and take the footpath west across the fields (see route from Sedbergh above). Alternatively they can leave the riverside path where it climbs over the disused railway embankment (SD643909) and walk north to join the inland path although this is not a right of way.

Walkers heading east along the Dales Way towards Sedbergh will find that the route leaves the Lune Valley and runs along the A683 for about 500 yards before joining the north bank of the Rawthey. For Brigflatts, walkers need to continue along the A683 for a further 400 yards to Brigflatts Lane.