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The village is surrounded by the beautiful Howgill Fells - a series of magnificent open hills, most of them common land, providing some of the most spectacular scenery in the North of England for the dedicated hill walker.

In the village is a 500 year old coaching inn - The Cross Keys.


The River Lune

The River Lune flows alongside the Village, and is popular for Trout and Salmon Fishing.

Just north of Junction 38 is a large mound of earth. This is 'Castle Howe' - the remains of a medieval motte and bailey castle occupying a long oval hillock of about one and three quarter acres. The motte rises 9 feet above the bailey next to the motorway, and was probably the seat of the Tebay family until the 12th century. Traces of a rampart survive on the south side with a ditch separating it from the bailey. It was erected to challenge any enemy passing through the Lune Gorge.

The 2004 Tebay rail disaster memorial.

At the end of the short road over the old Lune bridge, overlooking the railway, is a memorial to the men who lost their lives in the railway accident of 15th Feb 2004 - Colin Buckley (49), Darren Burgess (30), Gary Tindall (46), and Chris Waters (52).

Each year one July weekend - Tebay village is transformed - as villagers create elephants all around the town.

Local Walks

The Howgill Fells are a small group of hills in Cumbria in northern England, bounded approximately by a triangle drawn between Sedbergh, Kirkby Stephen and Tebay. The southern half of the Howgill Fells is in the northwest corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. 

The Howgill Fells

The Howgill Fells is great for walkers of all levels and offers spectacular views overand across Tebay, Kirkby Stephen and Sedbergh.

You can learn more about these walking locations here

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