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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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Explore

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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.

APPLEBY-IN-WESTMORLAND

Commonly known as Appleby, this market town is most notorious for its rather famous annual horse fair.

 

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...

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.

Jenny's Croft

Jenny's Croft

Traditional, luxury sandstone cottage with 2 double ensuite bedrooms. Cast iron log burning stove in living room & open plan with dining room. Oak & granite kitchen and separate utility and cloakroom. Kitchen opens onto sunny patio with BBQ

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.

Head Nook Hall Cottage

Heads Nook Hall Cottage

The Holiday Cottage. Modern fitted kitchen. Two bedrooms; 1 x king size and 1 x 2 singles. Luxury bathroom with shower, bath and bidet.

Glassonby Old Hall

Glassonby Old Hall

Traditional, luxury sandstone longhouse with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. 2 Log burners in living room and main hall. 4 oven Aga, electric oven, BBQ and garden furniture in enclosed garden.

Heads Nook Hall B&B

Heads Nook Hall B & B

Heads Nook Hall B&B offers a unique luxury Country Guest House experience, with a welcome as warm as the roaring open fires and just 7 miles from Carlisle, close to market town Brampton, is an ideal base for touring this beautiful region.

Elk Cottage

Elk Cottage

Traditional, luxury sandstone cottage with 2 double ensuite bedrooms. Cast iron log burning stove & leather armchairs in living room. Oak & granite kitchen and separate utility. Dining room leads to French doors onto lawned garden with BBQ

Stag Cottage

Stag Cottage

Carefully restored 17th century sandstone barn within the grounds of Melmerby Hall. 3 ensuite double bedrooms, 1 on the ground floor. Log burning stove in inglenook fireplace and complimentary logs. Private parking and garden with Weber BBQ

Harrison House

Harrison House

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

Riverain Coach House

Riverain Cottage

Grade 2 listed former Carriage House set within Blencowe Hall's grounds. 3 double ensuite bedrooms, 1 downstairs. Open plan kitchen dining and log burning stove in sitting room with beautiful views. Private parking and garden with Weber BBQ

The Ginney Country Guest House

The Ginney Country Guest House

A converted Lakeland Bank Barn built in the 1700s from local stone with open oak beams. Set in the peaceful village of Catterlen, just off J41 M6, The Ginney is the ideal location to explore The Lake District, Eden Valley or Hadrians Wall.

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.

Cazenovia Hall

Cazenovia Hall

Historic, luxury restoration of sandstone barn into cottage with 4 ensuite bedrooms with private garden and parking. Log burner, garden furniture, Weber BBQ and dining room table which converts into billiards table. Four oven Aga and hob.

Gill Beck Barn

Gill Beck Barn

Luxury restoration of sandstone barn into three ensuite bedroom accommodation (2 downstairs), open plan dining kitchen with 2 oven Aga and hob, log burner, garden furniture, Weber BBQ, private garden and parking. Walkers paradise.

Kirkbride Hall

Kirkbride Hall

Traditional, luxury sandstone longhouse. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, downstairs cloakroom. Log burner in living room, doors open onto large garden, Weber BBQ and garden furniture. Bosch appliances and American style fridge freezer in kitchen.

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.

Melmerby Hall

Melmerby Hall

Melmerby Hall sleeps 18 guests in 9 ensuite bedrooms. An English country manor house, it boasts unbeatable relaxing and entertaining space. Breakfast in the orangery, BBQ overlooking fabulous gardens and woodland and cook in the 4 oven Aga.

The Mews @ Roundthorn

The Mews @ Roundthorn

Luxury one and two bedroom Mews apartments set in the grounds of the Roundthorn Country House, overlooking the Eden Valley and Lakeland Fells. Guests are welcome to enjoy the use of the hotel facilities on site.

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.

Todd Hills Hall Farm

Todd Hills Hall Farm

Traditional and superbly appointed sandstone farmhouse with 6 ensuite bedrooms. Stunning views and a walkers’ paradise, 2 log burning stoves, Aga, side by side fridge freezer in oak and granite kitchen. Private parking and garden with BBQ.

What's On

Kaleidoscope

‘Kaleidoscope’ – A New Exhibition from Green Door

Penrith

Tue 5 Nov 2019 - Sun 12 Jan 2020

‘Kaleidoscope’ – a new exhibition from Green Door artists celebrating their diversity and originality in the prestigious and attractive Upfront gallery.

The Great Print Exhibition 5

The Great Print Exhibition 5

Penrith

Fri 6 Dec 2019 - Sun 8 Mar 2020

The largest exhibition of original print in the UK with over 500 artworks from 80 artists.

Askham Hall

Magical Christmas Market

Penrith

Sun 8 Dec 2019

The former home of the Earls of Lonsdale will come alive with the sights and sounds of a traditional Christmas market this December, when more than 50 stalls take residence in the grounds of Askham Hall and Gardens.

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watch

Penrith

Mon 9 Dec 2019

From the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide (new for 2019), you can watch the 'Haweswater Badgers' as they forage and socialise, allowing you the unique opportunity to observe these secretive mammals at close range.

Smardale Volunteers

Conservation Day at Smardale Nature Reserve

Kirkby Stephen

Wed 11 Dec 2019

We'll be carrying out scrub clearance and coppicing along the disused railway line to maintain habitat.

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watch

Penrith

Wed 11 Dec 2019

From the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide (new for 2019), you can watch the 'Haweswater Badgers' as they forage and socialise, allowing you the unique opportunity to observe these secretive mammals at close range.

Christmas Wreath Making at Greystoke

Fresh & natural Christmas Wreaths

Greystoke

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Make your own personalised large Christmas Door wreath

Christmas Banquet

Chistmas Banquet

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sat 14 Dec 2019

Celebrate the Christmas season in style with a Banquet in the Great Hall of Appleby Castle serenaded by Carol Singers who will perform a variety of well know Christmas Carols throughout the evening and meal.

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watch

Penrith

Mon 16 Dec 2019

From the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide (new for 2019), you can watch the 'Haweswater Badgers' as they forage and socialise, allowing you the unique opportunity to observe these secretive mammals at close range.

Conservation Day at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Conservation Day at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Penrith

Tue 17 Dec 2019

Help us with practical tasks over the summer and autumn including bridge building, tree maintenance and drystone walling.

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watch

Penrith

Wed 18 Dec 2019

From the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide (new for 2019), you can watch the 'Haweswater Badgers' as they forage and socialise, allowing you the unique opportunity to observe these secretive mammals at close range.

Popcorn

Festive Family Gathering with Games & Film

Alston

Fri 20 Dec 2019

Our first family gathering includes a festive games competition and a film. A classic, featuring a young Macaulay Culkin stranded at home for Christmas! Fun for all ages (PG)

Popcorn

Festive Family Gathering with Games and Film

Alston

Mon 23 Dec 2019

A matinee of fun and Elfishness for younger families. Join the Elf parade and win a prize for the best dressed. From 7pm, a round of classic games and a Christmas fantasy film by Frank Capra, perfect for older families and friends.

Appleby Castle

New Years Eve Party

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Tue 31 Dec 2019

High Class Banquet Pianist Bag Pipes Fireworks Dancing Disco An amazing way to bring in the new years.

Trio Volant

Trio Volant – clarinet, oboe and bassoon

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sun 26 Jan 2020

Trio Volant, a Manchester based woodwind trio, was formed in 2010 whilst all the members were studying at the Royal Northern College of Music

Weddings at the North Lakes Hotel

Penrith Wedding Fayre at North Lakes Hotel & Spa

Penrith

Sun 26 Jan 2020

Plenty of our best suppliers makes this a Wedding Fayre not to be missed!

FIT Cumbria

FIT Cumbria

Penrith

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Feb 2020

Cumbria's first and biggest 2 day health and fitness show dedicated to helping you get your 2020 off to an active start.

Jamal Aliyev

Jamal Aliyev (cello) with piano accompaniment

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sun 9 Feb 2020

Jamal Aliyev (cello) with piano accompaniment

Finish Line

Montane Trail 10 Dalemain

Penrith

Sun 23 Feb 2020

The Trail 10 Dalemain is a 10k trail run that takes from Dalemain Estate near Penrith in the Lake District. It starts and finishes in the courtyard of Dalemain House which provides a stunning location for this popular event.

Eden Valley Epic Cycle Sportive

Eden Valley Epic Cycle Sportive

Penrith

Sun 1 Mar 2020

60 miles of cycling through the stunning Eden Valley. It’s undulating, it’s beautiful, but it’s not as severe as many Lake District routes. One thing you’ll notice is the distinct lack of cars, which makes it perfect cycling country.

Jim Bownass and Andrew Leitch

Extracts from the Cumbria Film Archive

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sun 1 Mar 2020

Eden-centric extracts from the Cumbria Film Archive.

Needle Felt a Hre with Annis McGowan - Greystoke

Needle Felt a Hare, Owl or Bunny

Greystoke

Tue 3 Mar 2020

Carefully needle felt a soft blended wool mix into a soft and unique endearing animal. With Annis McGowan.

Artisan Bread and scone making day - Gill Harris

Artisan Bread and Scones making Workshop

Greystoke

Wed 4 Mar 2020

On these combined Artisan Bread and Scone day you will make three bread recipes and two Scone recipes, one being a sourdough version.

Textured Planter in Porcelain 'Quirky Workshop'

Textured Planters in Porcelain

Greystoke

Thu 5 Mar 2020

A day with this talented ceramics artist to create a unique piece for your favourite pot plant, of approx 5 inches across, but which would look equally effective as a statement in its own right.

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