Sedbergh

Sedbergh

Sedbergh is England’s official book town which came about after the devastating foot and mouth disease in 2001.

Many of the shops and cafes and even the chippy stock books of all descriptions.

There is even a ‘book shelter’ in the old bus shelter.

Westwood Books in the town has more than 70,000 books in stock.

Located in Cumbria and in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Sedbergh is much loved for its beautiful setting in the Howgill Fells.

Sedbergh sits at the confluence of for rivers – the Lune, Rawthey, Dee and Clough, which made it an ideal location for the textile industry.

A remnant of the industry remains to this day in in the shape of Fairfield Mill.

Fairfield Mill was rescued from closure in 2018, thanks to a huge fundraising campaign.