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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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

High Winder Holiday Cottages

High Winder Holiday Cottages

High Winder Holiday Cottages are situated in a secluded location with direct access to the fells. Close by are the attractions of Ullswater and the Eden Valley. Lots of wildlife including a resident family of red squirrels.

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

Blencowe Hall

Blencowe Hall

Blencowe Hall accommodates 24 guests in 12 double bedrooms, 10 ensuite and 2 on the ground floor. It boasts superb views, has 2 log burning stoves, a 4 oven Aga, beautiful gardens, Weber BBQ's and private parking. Families and dogs welcome.

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.

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.

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.

Udford House

Edenhall Estate

Join us at Edenhall Estate, a world of tranquillity and adventure right between The Lake District National Park and the drama of the Pennine Fells.

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.

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

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.

@EdenGate

Eden Gate Guest House

@EdenGate is a family run guest house offering bed &breakfast accommodation just 5 minutes level walk from Penrith town centre.

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.

Swallow's Nest at Low Dyke Self Catering Cottages

Swallow's Nest

Visit England 4 Star Gold Award cottage just outside Penrith in the Eden Valley. Arranged "upside down" solid oak staircase leads to open-plan living area. Juliet balcony. Woodburning stove. Wi-Fi, towels and linen incl. Sleeps 4.

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.

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.

What's On

Buttermere Then and Now

Lake District Landscape & Language: Lost and Found

Penrith

Wed 18 Sep - Tue 29 Oct 2019

A photographic exhibition by local artists Rosamund and John Macfarlane celebrating 85 years of Friends of the Lake District.

Weddings at the North Lakes Hotel & Spa

Wedding Open Day at the North Lakes Hotel

Penrith

Sun 22 Sep 2019

See our venue, set up for the wedding of your dreams and speak to our dedicated Wedding Team.

Haweswater Badger

Haweswater Badger Hide

Penrith

Mon 23 Sep 2019

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

Willow Sculptures in the Garden, Sheep

Willow Sculptures in the Garden: Sheep

Greystoke

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Phil Bradley, Cumbria's master willow weaver, has been responsible for creating several life size willow sheep in a number of secret locations around the north of England and we have persuaded him to take classes here!

Conservation Day at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Conservation Day at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Penrith

Tue 24 Sep 2019

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

Haweswater Badger

Haweswater Badger Hide: Exclusive Use

Penrith

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Enjoy exclusive use of our brand new Badger Hide based at Naddle Farm, for yourself, or your group. The perfect opportunity to watch and photograph wild Badgers in comfort in the beautiful Lake District.

Botanical Lino Cut printing with Laura Sowerby

Botanical Lino Cut Printing with Laura Sowerby

Greystoke

Wed 25 Sep 2019

Botanical and Natural Forms with inspired printer Laura Sowerby - this course is ideal for beginners or those with some experience

Garden Tour - Orchard Planning & Planting

Garden Tour - Orchard Planning & Planting

Penrith

Thu 26 Sep 2019

Nobody knows the orchard at Lowther like Martin Ogle – for in 2013, in conjunction with the South Lakes Orchard Group and the North Cumbria Orchard Group, Martin helped to plant the first orchard here for at least 100 years.

Garden Tour - Daffodils

Garden Tours

Penrith

Thu 26 Sep 2019

Join our Head Gardener Martin Ogle for an insider view of the gardens at Lowther Castle

Learn Stone Carving with Pip Hall at Greystoke

Discover Stone Carving 3 days ~ Letter & Relief

Greystoke

Fri 27 - Sun 29 Sep 2019

Perfect for all abilities, including, Pip Hall is a nationally renowned professional Stone Carver of many years experience and provides the ideal introduction to Stone Carving.

World's Biggest Coffee Morning

World's Biggest Coffee Morning at La Casa Verde

Penrith

Fri 27 Sep 2019

Cake tastes better at La Casa Verde.

Wild Families: Naddle Forest Explorers

Wild Families: Naddle Forest Explorers

Penrith

Fri 27 Sep 2019

Children are invited to train their grown ups in the art of being WILD! on this RSPB guided event.

RSPb Haweswater: Discover Naddle at Night

Discover Naddle at Night

Penrith

Fri 27 Sep 2019

A guided exploration of Haweswater's wonderful nocturnal wildlife.

Needle felt a doorstop in Herdwick Wool

Needlefelt a Herdwick Sheep Doorstop

Greystoke

Sat 28 Sep 2019

Carefully needle felt a soft blended wool mix into a soft and unique Herdwick sheep doorstop. With Annis McGowan.

Wild Families: Naddle Forest Explorers

Wild Families: Naddle Forest Explorers

Penrith

Sun 29 Sep 2019

Children are invited to train their grown ups in the art of being WILD! on this RSPB guided event.

Haweswater Badger

Haweswater Badger Hide

Penrith

Mon 30 Sep 2019

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

Bike Maintenance

Cycle maintenance at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Penrith

Tue 1 Oct 2019

Come along to Eycott Hill Nature reserve between 11am and 2pm for a free bike safety check and learn some basic bike maintenance.

Haweswater Badger

Haweswater Badger Hide: Exclusive Use

Penrith

Tue 1 Oct 2019

Enjoy exclusive use of our brand new Badger Hide based at Naddle Farm, for yourself, or your group. The perfect opportunity to watch and photograph wild Badgers in comfort in the beautiful Lake District.

Pen and Wash

Discovering Pen and Wash

Greystoke

Wed 2 Oct 2019

Using colour mixing and watercolours, this day combines the subtle variable nature of the watercolour wash with finer detail picked out in black ink pen.

Raku Fired Pots Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycl

A Day Discovering Raku

Greystoke

Wed 2 Oct 2019

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

Willow Sculptures  Deer  with Phl Bradley

Willow Sculptures - Deer

Greystoke

Fri 4 Oct 2019

Weave your own life size small willow deer with Phil Bradley.

Raku Fired Pots Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycl

A Day Discovering Raku

Greystoke

Sat 5 Oct 2019

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

Intro to Silver Clay Jewellery

Intro to Silver Clay Jewellery with Jo Dix

Greystoke

Sat 5 Oct 2019

Design and make your own bespoke beautiful jewellery in a day. You can even bring along a small personal treasure to copy and make into a stunning personalised piece.

Zoya Vyazovskaya

Zoya Vyazovskaya - flute, piano and harp

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sun 6 Oct 2019

Zoya Vyazovskaya - solo performances on flute, piano and harp.

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