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Eden Valley & The North Pennines

The Eden Valley is located on the tranquil eastern side of Cumbria. A landscape of undulating meadows and beautiful villages gives this area of Cumbria a unique charm and character. The area’s varied history has left a wealth of fascinating places to discover, from enchanting castles and historic homes to impressive Neolithic henges and stone circles.

The splendour of the rolling green Eden Valley stretches towards the rugged pennine hills, with an array of sparkling rivers, wondrous wildlife and grand stately homes along the way.

To the south west is Ullswater, where you can take a lake cruise to take in the surrounding soaring montains such as Helvellyn or simply enjoy a stroll along the lakeshore. This little known part of Cumbria is scattered with hidden gems and amazing market towns such as Penrith, Appleby and Kirkby Stephen. Better yet, soak in the charm of traditional villages like Askham and Langwathby.

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Eden Valley
Appleby in Westmorland
Appleby in Westmorland

Appleby-In-Westmorland

The ancient market town and royal borough of Appleby, in the heart of the Eden Valley, is the focal point for many outlying villages and hamlets.
Kirkby Stephen
Kirkby Stephen

Kirkby Stephen & Brough

A landscape rich in myths and legends, in prehistoric settlements and burial mounds, strategic Roman forts and defensive Norman castles.
Alston
Alston

Alston

Alston is the highest market town in England and sits at the junction of several Trans-Pennine routes. Surrounding the town is Alston Moor, a beautiful and diverse area known for its rare alpine flora and moorland birds.
Penrith
Penrith

Penrith & Surrounding Area

Located at an important intersection of routes between Scotland and England and a cross-Pennines road, the historic market town of Penrith has reaped the benefits of good transport links for centuries.

What's On

America Wild 3D

America Wild 3D

Penrith

Tue 11 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, America Wild: National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness.

Bushcraft with Reach Beyond Adventure

Bushcraft - Reach Beyond Adventure

Penrith

Mon 21 Aug 2017

Bushcraft with Reach Beyond Adventure

Daily Family Feature Films

Daily Family Feature Films at Rheged

Penrith

Sat 15 Jul - Sat 2 Sep 2017

Each Film showing at 3:15pm daily.

Dinosaur Encounter

Dinosaur Encounter

Penrith

Wed 12 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017

Join us on an adventure through dusky prehistoric landscapes and marvel at moving, roaring dinosaurs in a jaw-dropping exhibition from the Natural History Museum.

Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

Penrith

Sun 23 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017

The production is a fully staged re-telling of a well known story written by the Brothers Grimm. Traditional marionette puppets perform in front of magical scenery which changes before your eyes.

Learn to sail on Ullswater

Learn to Sail with us this summer

Penrith

Mon 7 - Fri 25 Aug 2017

For three weeks in August Ullswater Yacht Club is holding ‘Learn to sail with us’ RYA courses for all ages.

Make Your Own Wooden Catapult or Sword

Make Your Own Wooden Catapult or Sword

Penrith

Mon 21 - Fri 25 Aug 2017

Come and make your very own wooden catapult or sword.

Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience

Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience

Penrith

Sat 19 - Fri 25 Aug 2017

Bring your little one to see Peppa Pig and friends in this fun, interactive cinema experience at Rheged!

Walking With Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 2D (U)

Walking With Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 2D (U)

Penrith

Tue 11 Jul - Tue 29 Aug 2017

Travel alongside hundreds of plant-eating dinosaurs as they face the challenge of a changing world in the Prehistoric Planet.

Wildlife recording day

Wildlife recording day

Penrith

Tue 22 Aug 2017

An introduction to wildlife recording with Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre and Cumbria Wildlife Trust. Learn what to record, how to record it, and why the data is important.

Naked Raku

A Day Discovering Raku

Penrith

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Come and enjoy experimenting with the ancient Japanese technique of glazing and firing raku. Exciting and fast moving – raku is irresistible and highly in vogue at present.

Naked Raku

A Day Discovering Raku

Penrith

Thu 24 Aug 2017

Come and enjoy experimenting with the ancient Japanese technique of glazing and firing raku. Exciting and fast moving – raku is irresistible and highly in vogue at present.

Wildflower survey at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Volunteer day

Penrith

Thu 24 Aug 2017

Eycott Hill is a fantastic upland landscape. Help us survey plant life across the nature reserve so that Cumbria Wildlife Trust can assess the success of conservation work. No experience required.

Bushcraft Adventure - Reach Beyond Adventure

Bushcraft Adventure - Reach Beyond Adventure

Penrith

Fri 25 Aug 2017

Feel the thrill of starting a fire by spark, constructing a temporary shelter, creating your own camp gadget & even cooking over an open fire.

Upholster a Drop-in Chair Seat

Upholster a Drop-in Chair Seat

Penrith

Fri 25 Aug 2017

Learning how to re-upholster and cover a drop in chair seat.

Wannasee Festival

Wannasee Festival

Penrith

Fri 25 - Sun 27 Aug 2017

Wannasee Tribute Festival is back for its third year in Cumbria, in 2017, with a stunning line up of World-class tributes, to many of music history’s most popular acts, past and present, that you could never dream of seeing all at once.

Flower Festival

Flower Festival

Penrith

Sat 26 - Mon 28 Aug 2017

A Flower Festival Celebrating The Eden Valley will be held in church over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Thomas and Friends: The Great Race

Thomas and Friends: The Great Race

Penrith

Sat 26 Aug - Sun 3 Sep 2017

Thomas & Friends: The Great Race sees Thomas wishing he could represent Sodor at the Great Railway Show, which is taking place on the mainland.

Family walk at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

A wild family adventure

Penrith

Wed 30 Aug 2017

An exciting family adventure. On our expedition we’ll be searching for wildlife and mini-beasts, learning fun wildlife facts, and playing lots of games. Suitable for 6 – 12 years, children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Families exploring Eycott Hill wetlands

Wild family adventure

Penrith

Wed 30 Aug 2017

An exciting family adventure. On an expedition with Cumbria Wildlife Trust search for wildlife and mini-beasts, learn fun wildlife facts and play lots of games.

National Theatre: Yerma( 15)

National Theatre: Yerma (15)

Penrith

Thu 31 Aug 2017

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role.

Walking With Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 2D (U)

Walking With Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 2D (U)

Penrith

Thu 31 Aug - Sun 3 Sep 2017

Travel alongside hundreds of plant-eating dinosaurs as they face the challenge of a changing world in the Prehistoric Planet.

Bushcraft Adventure - Reach Beyond Adventure

Bushcraft Adventure - Reach Beyond Adventure

Penrith

Fri 1 Sep 2017

Feel the thrill of starting a fire by spark, constructing a temporary shelter, creating your own camp gadget & even cooking over an open fire.

Bewcastle Soft Cheese

Artisan Cheese Making in the Home

Penrith

Sat 2 Sep 2017

Artisan Cheese Making in the Home - a one day cheese making workshop!

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