The Meditation Centre is in Dentdale – a valley often described as ‘the hidden jewel of the Dales’. It is a place of contrasts – from cobbled streets and old stone houses to open fells, wooded valleys, waterfalls and tumbling streams. Dentdale is in a quiet corner of Cumbria but is also in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Centre is actually on the outskirts of Dent village and its peaceful, poetic location makes it an ideal venue for rest and relaxation. Dent itself is within easy reach of the M6, and the nearest main line station is Oxenholme, the Lake District. Dent Station is four miles east of the village on the Leeds-Carlisle line. If arriving by car, please leave your car in the main car park as there is restricted access by the Centre – see map below:
Accommodation and Food
As the Meditation Centre is non-residential, it has the advantage of people being able to choose their own accommodation and food according to their preferences and means.
There are B&Bs and campsites in the village and a variety of cottages to rent in the dale. Bowerbank Ecobarn can be rented for weekends or longer and are ideal for groups who want to stay together. For further information see www.dentdale.com and www.discoverdentdale.co.uk. If you wish, local caterers can provide delicious meals at your accommodation.
Meadowside Café and Stone Close Café are ideal for light lunches and are only five minutes walk of the Meditation Centre; alternatively sandwiches and snacks are available at Dent Stores. Stone Close also has accommodation.
A few miles from Dent, there are traditional inns and country house hotels in and nearby the market towns of Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale. For details see www.sedbergh.org.uk and www.kirkbylonsdale.co.uk
Other ideas for places to stay in the locality include:
- The Dalesman Inn, Sedbergh – 15 minutes by car
- The Barbon Inn, Barbon Village – 15 minutes by car
- The Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale – 25 minutes by car
- The Whoop Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale – 20 minutes by car
- Hipping Hall, Cowan Bridge – 20 minutes by car
- Dales Travel, Dent: 01539 625555
- Woofs, Sedbergh: 01539 620414
- Blue Star: 08000 582499 and 01539 723670
Cash machines available in Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale