3.2 of 5 (4 votes)

Rise Hill from Dent

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Yorkshire Dales in Cumbria, England, about 16.50km (10.25 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 535m (1755ft)
Descent 531m (1742ft)
Max. Elevation 560m (1837ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 1066m (3497ft)
Start & End
Dent station
Distance 16.50km
Duration ~6:15h
Created by Anonymous Walker on 24 Jul 2014
This walk climbs over Rise Hill, above Dentdale, and then returns via the dale. The plus points? A fantastic view of one of Yorkshire's pleasantest dales, and great pubs in Dent village - make sure you try one of the local ales! The only downside is the final slog back up to Dent station from Cowgill (there are occasional buses at weekends and bank holidays).

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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Start at Dent station and walk downhill to the station (there are weekend buses to Dent as well, connecting to Kendal and Sedbergh).
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You need to drop into Cowgill village before heading to the hill (why is it not called Cowgill station?)
About 0.62 km (~0.39 miles) from
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Take the second turn right up the valley, which connects to a bridleway leading uphill.
About 0.61 km (~0.38 miles) from
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It's a very steep climb up onto the hill. For a gentler ascent, follow Cowgill Beck around to the end of the hill.
About 1.28 km (~0.8 miles) from
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Continue along the line of high ground to the summit of Rise Hill.
About 2.60 km (~1.62 miles) from
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Continue heading west from the top. Aim for the hamlet of Rawridding, and pick up the footpath above it.
About 1.58 km (~0.98 miles) from
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The path circles the base of Rise Hill, leading into Dentdale.
About 1.25 km (~0.78 miles) from
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Well worth popping into Dent for a pint in one of the village's pubs.
About 1.62 km (~1.01 miles) from
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Follow the riverside path along Dentdale.
About 0.91 km (~0.57 miles) from
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A short detour across the river...
About 1.27 km (~0.79 miles) from
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Then back to the south side again along the dale.
About 0.89 km (~0.55 miles) from
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Return to Cowgill near the end of the dale.
About 2.31 km (~1.44 miles) from
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Here comes the killer - the final climb back up to Dent station will be painful after the long walk, but the scenery on the train back home will be your reward.
About 0.85 km (~0.53 miles) from

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