kirkby stephen, brough & mallerstang...
A landscape rich in myths and legends, in prehistoric settlements and burial mounds, strategic Roman forts and defensive Norman castles.
The rich agricultural land yielded produce for sale in the market towns of Brough and Kirkby Stephen.
Drovers' roads brought livestock for sale and packhorse routes carried goods across the Pennines and down the Eden valley and beyond. Kirkby Stephen, an ancient market town at the head of the Eden Valley, possesses an air of historical intrigue.
About the area
History & heritage
Art & culture
Andy Goldsworthy's sheepfolds and the poetry path which consists of a series of short poems by Meg Peacocke.
Four nature reserves can be found within a 5-mile radius of Kirkby Stephen.
From rushbearing's to farmer's markets there is something for everyone.