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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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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

C- Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition

C- Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition

Penrith

Sat 9 Sep - Sun 5 Nov 2017

In partnership with Eden Arts, the C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year exhibition is selected from an open call of contemporary artists who live and work in Cumbria as well as those who originated from the county.

Drystone walling course

Drystone walling course

Penrith

Mon 25 - Tue 26 Sep 2017

Learn the traditional craft of drystone walling with an expert from the Drystone Walling Association at Cumbria Wildlife Trust's Eycott Hill Nature Reserve.

Felt Slipper Workshop at Quirky Workshops

Felt Slipper Workshop:Marieke Tomlin

Penrith

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Create your very own felt masterpiece with Marieke who will bring all the materials necessary for the day, comprising a fabulous choice of vibrant colours in various fleeces and silks.

Val Corbett - Deer on Lawn

Photography Masterclass

Penrith

Wed 27 Sep 2017

Enjoy a day out at Larch Cottage Nurseries with a garden photography masterclass with the inspirational Val Corbett

Larch Cottage Nurseries

Autumn Hanging Basket Workshop

Penrith

Tue 3 Oct 2017

Learn how to put together a beautiful Autumn Hanging Basket to take home with our Head Gardener Helen Laidlow.

Lino Cut Printing with Janet Dickson at Greystoke

Lino Cut Printing with Janet Dickson

Penrith

Tue 3 Oct 2017

We are delighted that Janet has agreed to travel from her Northumberland home & print studio to take her wonderful Lino cut courses at Greystoke.

Guided walk

Guided walk

Penrith

Wed 4 Oct 2017

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.

Stained Glass Panel Days with Jackie Hunt

Stained Glass Panel Making

Penrith

Wed 4 - Thu 5 Oct 2017

Jackie Hunt is an extremely accomplished tutor of Stained Glass, with a wealth of experience behind her. She has created some beautiful commissions across the country and we are delighted that she is coming to Greystoke.

Volunteer work party

Volunteer work party

Penrith

Thu 5 Oct 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.

Describing nature through pen and ink

Describing nature through pen and ink

Penrith

Fri 6 Oct 2017

Stone walls, rugged trees, weathered grasses – learn how to describe these in pen and ink with Alex Jakob-Whitworth, using a variety of ink drawing techniques.

Intro to Silver Clay Jewellery

Intro to Silver Clay Jewellery

Penrith

Sat 7 Oct 2017

Jo runs her own Silver jewellery business called Silver Forge in the South Lakes.

Beginners Artistic Blacksmithing and Metal Forging

Beginners Artistic Blacksmithing & Metal Forging

Penrith

Sun 8 Oct 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.

Felt  Art with Marieke Tomlin

Felt Art with Marieke Tomlin

Penrith

Sun 8 Oct 2017

Join this exciting felt artist for a day's Quirky Workshop at Greystoke.

HSBC Cycle Ride: Haweswater World Heritage Tour

HSBC Cycle Ride: Haweswater World Heritage Tour

Penrith

Sun 8 Oct 2017

Join a British Cycling ride leader and a Lake District National Park ranger on one of 13 exclusive guided bike rides that celebrates the Lake District's World Heritage status.

Penrith Rotary 10K Trail run and 4K fun run

Penrith Rotary 10K Trail run and 4K fun run

Penrith

Sun 8 Oct 2017

Superb one lap course amid the wonderful scenery of Lowther Park, on grass, farm tracks and tarmac.

Spinning on a Spinning Wheel

Spinning on a Spinning Wheel & Drop Spindle

Penrith

Tue 10 Oct 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.

Breadmaking by Hand

Artisan Breadmaking Workshop

Penrith

Wed 11 Oct 2017

One of our very popular traditional Baking day workshops, these are always very busy and productive day.

Rag Rugs Heather Ritchie

Rag Rug Making with Heather Ritchie

Penrith

Thu 12 Oct 2017

Using both Hookie and Proddie methods, create your own personally designed rag rug. Also suitable for wall hangings or cushion covers.

Terry Abraham & Alan Hinkes OBE

Film Premiere With Terry Abraham & Alan Hinkes OBE

Penrith

Sat 14 Oct 2017

Alan Hinkes OBE - The first Briton to climb the world’s highest mountains (U)

Orienteering

Orienteering

Penrith

Sat 14 Oct 2017

Try the exciting sport of orienteering and improve your navigation skills with Borderliners Orienteering Club at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve.

Colin Caygill Antique Fair

Colin Caygill Antique Fair

Penrith

Sun 15 Oct 2017

Colin Caygill Antique Fair

Volunteer work party

Volunteer work party

Penrith

Tue 17 Oct 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.

Dark skies

Dark skies

Penrith

Thu 19 Oct 2017

Join Border Astronomical Society and Cumbria Wildlife Trust to discover the night sky at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve.

Nocturnal wildlife

Nocturnal wildlife

Penrith

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Learn more about the wildlife that emerges after dusk as we look for birds, bats, moths, and mammals on an evening walk at Cumbria Wildlife Trust's Eycott Hill Nature Reserve.

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