Fox’s Pulpit, Firbank Fell

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Fox’s Pulpit, Firbank FellMYD36730 (c) YDNPA, 2023

Fox’s Pulpit, Firbank Fell MYD36730 (c) YDNPA, 2023

George Fox, the first Quaker, travelled the north of England in 1652 spreading the word to his new ‘Friends in the Truth’. When he reached Sedbergh in June of that year he visited a ruined chapel on Firbank Fell and preached to more than a thousand people from rocks nearby. This place became known as Fox’s Pulpit. In 1952, the tercentenary year of the founding of the Quaker movement, a plaque was put up with Fox’s own words on it, “Let Your Lives Speak!”

Fox’s Pulpit, Firbank Fell MYD36730 (c) YDNPA, 2023

Fox’s Pulpit, Firbank Fell MYD36730 (c) YDNPA, 2023


Rooksby, Donald A (1994) The Man in Leather Breeches. The Quakers in North-west England:1. Colwyn Bay: The Author


From Sedbergh, take A684 to Kendal. After about 2 miles take right hand turn opposite junction with B6256. Site lies on right of road after 1 1/4 miles 50 metres down a footpath.

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 is rough and uneven in places.