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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

A Winter’s Trail

A Winter’s Trail

Penrith

Wed 15 Nov 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

Roll up your sleeves and embark on our gingerbread manhunt. Read the poem and follow the clues round the exhibition, castle and gardens. And if you are successful, visit the shop to claim your prize – a gingerbread man.

The Great Print Exhibition 2017

The Great Print Exhibition 2017

Penrith

Fri 17 Nov 2017 - Sun 18 Feb 2018

The Great Print Exhibition is the largest exhibition of its kind in the UK. With over 350 framed artworks on the wall by over 60 printmakers from up and down Britain, it’s an excellent chance to see and buy original art.

Late night shopping

Late night shopping

Penrith

Fri 24 Nov 2017

For that extra special Lowtherlicious never-thought-of Christmas present, come to Lowther and shop. Gift wrapping service. Until 7.30pm on each of these dates.

Silver Jewellery Making Weekend - all abilities

Real Silver Jewellery making weekend

Penrith

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Nov 2017

Silver & semi-precious stone jewellery weekend for beginners and intermediates.

Reel Rock Film Tour

Reel Rock Film Tour

Penrith

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Banff returns with their sell out Reel Rock tour here at Rheged.

Wreath-making workshops

Wreath-making workshops

Penrith

Fri 24 Nov 2017

International florist Sarah Husband will show you how to make a hollytastic wreath for your added Christmas cheer. If you do not want to take part in a workshop, Sarah’s wreaths will also be on sale in the shop.

Christmas Family Festival

Christmas Family Festival

Penrith

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

A weekend for families to get festive and celebrate our Cumbrian talent with Christmas craft activities, live musical performances, dance, theatre, films and Santa’s parade.

Comedy Evening

Comedy Evening

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Introduced by John Lebbon. Our stand up comedians will have you in stitches.

Design and paint a festive plate

Design and paint a festive plate

Penrith

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Join ARTventurers to design and paint your own 16cm plate to leave out for Santa & Rudolph on Christmas Eve, personalise your plate with your family name or paint a place for a mince pie or carrot for Rudolph. Be as creative as you like.

Elf on the shelf Christmas workshop

Elf on the shelf Christmas workshop

Penrith

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

Make your very own super soft and cuddly 8? Elf and a wooden Elf Door to take home so you are ready for the Christmas countdown and Elf mischief!

Gingerbread Man Trail

Gingerbread Man Trail

Penrith

Sat 25 - Mon 27 Nov 2017

‘Run Run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man’ Follow the clues around Rheged to try and catch the gingerbread man. Finish the trail and receive a treat.

Make a Christmas Flag with Creation Station

Make a Christmas Flag with Creation Station

Penrith

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

Get creative and design your own Christmas flag to put outside for Santa on Christmas Eve. Don’t forget to join in our festive parade at 4pm!

Personalised Wooden Decorations

Personalised Wooden Decorations

Penrith

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Make 3 personalised wooden decorations for your tree.

Beginners Artistic Blacksmithing and Metal Forging

Beginners Artistic Blacksmithing & Metal Forging

Penrith

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Take Adrian Woods and Bill (his Dad), c/w a long wheel base van from Cleveland equipped with 3 portable blacksmithing furnaces, six anvils and many tools.

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

Penrith

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Wreath-making workshops, Christmas trees for sale, live music, gin tasting, gift-wrapping and a 10% discount for annual pass holders. Plus the sensational Lowther firebowl.

Exhibition On Screen – David Hockney At The Royal

Exhibition On Screen – David Hockney At The Royal

Penrith

Sun 26 Nov 2017

David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts – A Bigger Picture 2012 and 82 Portraits and One Still Life 2016

Spinning on a Spinning Wheel

Spinning on a Spinning Wheel & Drop Spindle

Penrith

Tue 28 Nov 2017

This course is for beginners and improvers and will cover fibre preparation, spinning on a drop spindle progressing to spinning wheels and how to ply art yarns and other fibres.

Volunteer work party

Volunteer work party

Penrith

Wed 29 Nov 2017

Eycott Hill Nature Reserve is a fantastic upland landscape consisting of wetlands, woodland and upland meadows. Help us with nature reserve tasks over the autumn and winter, including plug planting, drystone walling and tree planting.

Design & Weave your own Scarf

Wonderful Hand Loom Weaving

Penrith

Thu 30 Nov 2017

This course is perfect for beginners and for the more experienced wishing to develop their skills further.

Late night shopping

Late night shopping

Penrith

Fri 1 Dec 2017

For that extra special Lowtherlicious never-thought-of Christmas present, come to Lowther and shop. Gift wrapping service. Until 7.30pm on each of these dates.

Wreath-making workshops

Wreath-making workshops

Penrith

Fri 1 Dec 2017

International florist Sarah Husband will show you how to make a hollytastic wreath for your added Christmas cheer. If you do not want to take part in a workshop, Sarah’s wreaths will also be on sale in the shop.

Christmas Banquet

Christmas Banquet

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sat 2 Dec 2017

A delicious five course meal in the dining rooms of appleby castle. The perfect start to the festive season

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

Penrith

Sun 3 Dec 2017

Wreath-making workshops, Christmas trees for sale, live music, gin tasting, gift-wrapping and a 10% discount for annual pass holders. Plus the sensational Lowther firebowl.

John Law (Piano) - The Goldberg Project

John Law (Piano) - The Goldberg Project

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sun 3 Dec 2017

Prize-winning, internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and composer, John Law, returns to his classical roots with a re-working of J.S. Bach’s famous masterpiece the Goldberg Variations.

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