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Akay Lodge Pepper Pot MYD36662 (c) YDNPA, 2023

Akay Lodge Pepper Pot MYD36662 (c) YDNPA, 2023

Akay House was built soon after 1824 and had a chequered history until it was demolished between 1938 and 1939. The house was designed with extensive pleasure grounds including the ‘Pepper Pot’ near to the estate gate lodge. This was an octagonal garden building, probably intended as a dining room. It survived the demolition.

Akay Lodge Pepper Pot, unknown date MYD36662

Akay Lodge Pepper Pot, unknown date MYD36662. Courtesy of Sedbergh School


Scobie, Joyce (2000) ‘Akay – The Story of An Estate’ Sedbergh Historian. Vol 4:3 pp33-39


Take Dent road out of Sedbergh. After about 1/2 mile and just before Milthrop Bridge take public footpath on right signed to 'Birks'. Follow path through field and into woodland that once formed grounds of Akay Lodge. Out of wood, the site lies to left of footpath in field just beyond corner of woodland. Distance from road 500 metres.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Sedbergh. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 874 for Cumbria information.


Footpath has steps up to kissing gate at start and further steps in woodland. Two hand gates. Path is muddy and uneven in places.