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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.

Middle Eden/Pennines End

Middle Eden/Pennines End

Just to the southeast of the Carlisle area, the Middle River Eden gorges lie at the heart of this glacial sculptured, dry stone walled, sandstone cottage, sleepy traditional Cumbrian Village landscape.

Flanked by The Lake District National Park to the West and The Pennines to the East this area of natural beauty and quiet country lanes is one of Cumbria's hidden Gems.

Simmerson Hill high above Castle Carrock and The Kings Forest marks a spectacular end to the Pennine Chain, with views eastwards towards Hexham and Newcastle, Northwards to Hadrian's Wall, Border Reiver (the Debatable Lands) and Scotland, and Westward to the Solway Firth, The Isle of Man and The Lake District.

Middle Eden/Pennines End
The Settle & Carlisle scenic railway runs through the area and stops at Armathwaite and Lazonby giving access to this diverse landscape.

The Tour of Britain cycle route and ancient Scottish cattle droving lanes and paths criss cross the area, while grouse fells, salmon & trout fishing, horse ridding and country pursuits can be enjoyed by visitors throughout Middle Eden.

Places to stay

Find your perfect place to stay in this beautiful part of Eden...

Larch Lodge Lounge

Barn Owl Cottage, Cedrus & Larch Lodge

Barn Cottage is 17thC barn conversion with great character with lots of exposed beams and stonework. Cedrus Lodge is a unique design eco-lodge. Both properties are set within the grounds of Upfront Gallery.

Oak Cottage Living Room

Tottergill Farm

The award winning Tottergill Farm is a range of exclusive holiday cottages set in the tranquil Cumbrian countryside. Offering cosy wood-burning stoves, relaxing hot-tubs and breath-taking views.Tottergill Farm is a dog-friendly property.

George and Dragon

George and Dragon

The George and Dragonis a beautifully restored 18thC coaching inn situated in a quiet village near Penrith. The restaurant and pub serves fresh, seasonal produce from the owners family estate as well as a range of excellent wines and ales.

Whitrigg House

Whitrigg House

Cumbria Tourism B&B of the year 2016, Cumbria Tourism ‘Superior’ Award, Visit England 4 Star Gold & Breakfast award. A grade 2 listed property, beautifully decorated & furnished sits on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park.

Lakes and Dales Cottages

Lakes and Dales Cottages

Recent conversion of sandstone barn offering 2 cottages with 2/3 bedrooms - each with own en-suite or bathroom - that have been inverted to enjoy the far reaching views of the Lakeland hills and Pennines from the open-plan living space.

@EdenGate

EdenGate

@EdenGate is a family run Victorian guest house offering bed & breakfast accommodation situated ¼ mile from Penrith town centre. Within the 19th century exterior you will find quality cornicing and many more original features.

Harrison House

Harrison House

Beautifully converted 18th Century barn. Three double bedrooms, walled garden, stunning fell views, private terraces, access to sauna.

Kitchen, West Barn

Salutation Yard

Salutation Yard is a tranquil haven comprising of 3 beautifully converted farm buildings nestled in the Eden Valley village of Skelton. It is a 2 minute walk to an Inn serving food and a 10 minute drive to the Lake District National Park.

Howscales

Howscales

4 superbly well-equipped, cosy, comfortable cottages, set around a central cobbled courtyard and surrounded by gardens, within tranquil countryside. Resident owners. Ideal base to explore Eden Valley, Lakes and Pennines. SB available.

Bank House garden

Bank House Bed and Breakfast

A beautiful period house with a large terraced garden giving fabulous views to the Lakeland fells. A special place to stay with a warm and friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy a superb breakfast.

North Lakes Hotel & Spa

North Lakes Hotel & Spa

Take a warm Cumbrian welcome, a team of people who love to look after you and fantastic facilities, a perfect combination at any time of the year. Public areas are spacious with log fires and deep, comfy sofas throughout.

Superior King Bedroom

The Heather Glen Country House

Heather Glen Country House, Restaurant and Rooms is set high on a hillside in 3 acres of gardens with new bedrooms. The Restaurant has a Trip Advisor 5 stars.

Roundthorn Country House

Roundthorn Country House

The Roundthorn is a Grade II listed Georgian mansion is set in its own landscaped grounds and enjoys panoramic views of the Eden Valley, the Pennines and Lakeland Fells.

What's On

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl’s Wondrous World

Penrith

Sat 30 Jun - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Journey through 6 stories and experience Roald Dahl’s Wondrous World at Rheged this summer!

The Coast to Coast route

Walk the Coast to Coast - August

Kirkby Stephen

Wed 1 - Fri 31 Aug 2018

For long distance walkers, Wainwright’s classic walk offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Great Britain, from the Irish Sea at St Bees on the Cumbrian Coast to the old fishing port of Robin Hood’s Bay on Yorkshire’s East Coast.

Walking the Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast Guided Walk

Kirkby Stephen

Sun 5 - Sun 19 Aug 2018

We have combined our unrivalled expertise and knowledge of doing the Coast to Coast with top local and highly experienced, qualified guides to create a series of new Guided Coast to Coast walks.

Running the Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast Guided Run

Kirkby Stephen

Sat 11 - Tue 21 Aug 2018

Covering 192 miles of the magnificent Coast to Coast route, going along light of feet at a pace that feels natural and allows you to be at one with your natural environment. Travelling lighter than walking yet not compromising on anything.

Creative Stitch on Canvas

Creative Stitch on Canvas

Penrith

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Create a stunning contemporary stitched box canvas for your home - with Priscilla Edwards.

Furniture Painting with Chalk Paints

Furniture Painting: Upcycle with chalk paints

Penrith

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Bring your own small item of furniture and learn the techniques to upcycle it using chalk paints. With Sonja Tilleard.

Guided walk

Guided walk

Penrith

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Enjoy wonderful views as you learn about Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s fantastic upland nature reserve and the wildlife and geology that make it so special. Sturdy wellington boots recommended as the route is over wet and uneven ground.

Conservation day (work party)

Conservation day

Penrith

Thu 23 Aug 2018

Eycott Hill is a fantastic upland landscape consisting of wetlands, woodlands and hay-meadows. Help Cumbria Wildlife Trust with practical maintenance and restoration tasks over the summer including plug planting and bridge building.

Wannasee Festival 2018

Wannasee Festival 2018

Penrith

Fri 24 - Sun 26 Aug 2018

Wannasee Tribute Festival is back for its fourth year in Cumbria, in 2018, 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.

Relief Carving in Hardwoods

Relief Carving in Hardwood

Penrith

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Design and carve your own hardwood house sign, plaque or even a bowl, under the expert guidance of Alister Neville.

Pop-up Summer Event

Pop-up Summer Event

Penrith

Sun 26 Aug 2018

We are really pleased to announce that the next pop-up event at Whitrigg House will be during the Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday 26th August 2018.

Relief Carving in Hardwoods

Relief Carving in Hardwood

Penrith

Sun 26 Aug 2018

Design and carve your own hardwood house sign, plaque or even a bowl, under the expert guidance of Alister Neville.

Walking the Coast to Coast route

Walk the Coast to Coast - September

Kirkby Stephen

Sat 1 - Sun 30 Sep 2018

For long distance walkers, Wainwright’s classic walk offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Great Britain, from the Irish Sea at St Bees on the Cumbrian Coast to the old fishing port of Robin Hood’s Bay on Yorkshire’s East Coast.

Big Band Night

Big Band Night

Penrith

Sat 8 Sep 2018

Big Band DGKollective are hosting this event which should appeal to Swing/Latin dancers and concert goers.

Needlefelt a Hare with Annis McGowan

Needle Felt a Hare with Annis Mcgowan

Penrith

Sun 9 Sep 2018

Carefully needle felt soft blended brown wool mix into a soft and unique Hare standing well over a foot high With Annis McGowan.

Larch Cottage Nurseries Open Garden

Open Garden in aid of BRC

Penrith

Wed 12 Sep 2018

Larch Cottage Nurseries Penrith Open Gardens Day supporting the British Red Cross

Race for Life

Cancer Research UK Race for Life Lowther Castle

Penrith

Sun 16 Sep 2018

Run, jog or walk. Raise £200 or £10. THIS IS BEATING CANCER. Sign up for Race for Life RIGHT NOW.

Understang basic Pattern Cutting

Understanding Basic Pattern Cutting

Penrith

Thu 20 Sep 2018

An introduction to Pattern Cutting with Dr Maggi Toner-Edgar.

Willow Weaving Birds, Hens and Cockerels

Willow Weaving Hens and Cockerels

Penrith

Fri 21 Sep 2018

Cumbrian willow master Phil Bradley will join us yet again and guide us through a day of sculpting and creating our own willow birds either for our own garden or fireplaces.

Applique & Stitch Machine Embroidery

Applique & Stitch - Machine Embroidery

Penrith

Sat 22 Sep 2018

Join Sarah Ames for a day of discovery and fun, creating some lovely pieces using free machinery embroidery techniques incorporating hand stitch, applique and embellishment.

Raku Fired Pots Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycl

A Day Discovering Raku

Penrith

Sun 23 Sep 2018

Come and enjoy a day experimenting in this ancient Japanese technique of glazing and firing pottery, using heat, sawdust, fire and smoky bins!

Hand Stencilled Lampshade

Hand Stencil a Lampshade

Penrith

Sun 23 Sep 2018

Hand Stencil a stunning Lampshade with Sonja Tileard

Wedding Showcase

Wedding Showcase

Penrith

Sun 23 Sep 2018

Come along and see what we offer at one of our Wedding Showcases.

Raku Fired Pots Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycl

A Day Discovering Raku

Penrith

Tue 25 Sep 2018

Come and enjoy a day experimenting in this ancient Japanese technique of glazing and firing pottery, using heat, sawdust, fire and smoky bins!

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