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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...

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.

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

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.

Harrison House

Harrison House

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

@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.

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.

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.

Wythburn Cottage

Wythburn Cottage

Historic, sandstone converted barn within the grounds of Blencowe Hall. Sleeps 6 in 3 luxury ensuite bedrooms, open-plan kitchen, vaulted ceiling, views over private garden. Private parking, Weber BBQ and garden furniture.

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.

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.

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.

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

Swindale Valley in bloom

RSPB Guided Wildlife Walk: Swindale Valley

Penrith

Mon 20 May 2019

Join the RSPB for a wildlife ramble through one of the Lake District’s most secluded, beautiful and tranquil valleys.

Haweswater Badger

Haweswater Badger Hide

Penrith

Mon 20 May 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.

Haweswater Badger

Haweswater Badger Hide: Exclusive Use

Penrith

Tue 21 May 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.

Inspired by Nature Fused Glass

Inspired Glass Fusing

Greystoke

Wed 22 May 2019

Make your own unique ornamental pieces & decorations in beautiful coloured glass, inspired by Lakeland Flora

Haweswater Badger

Haweswater Badger Hide

Penrith

Wed 22 May 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.

Garden Tour - Spring Flowers

Garden Tour - Spring Flowers

Penrith

Thu 23 May 2019

Among the many plant highlights in the garden are the Mecanopsis Lingholm.

Garden Tour - Daffodils

Garden Tours

Penrith

Thu 23 May 2019

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

Callligraphy for Begs/Int with Gaynor Goffe

Calligraphy for Begs/Ints with Gaynor Goffe

Greystoke

Thu 23 - Fri 24 May 2019

Gaynor Goffe is one of the UK's foremost calligraphers and we're very excited she is coming to Greystoke again in Spring 2017 - only rarely does she travel north!

LDWA Hadrian Hvndred

LDWA Hadrian Hundred

Penrith

Sat 25 - Mon 27 May 2019

A 100 mile challenge event completing within 48 hours.

Push The Boat Out

Push The Boat Out

Penrith

Sat 25 May 2019

Sailing Taster Sessions for just £5 per person on beautiful Ullswater.

Whittling Wildlife with Dave Harter - Bushcraft

Bushcraft: A 'Bird in A Day' Whittling course

Greystoke

Sun 26 May 2019

Use traditional hand carving and whittling skills to create a beautiful hand carved bird just a day.

Beginners Artistic Blacksmithing and Metal Forging

Blacksmith for a Day

Greystoke

Sun 26 May 2019

Join Adrian Wood for an exciting day of blacksmithing. Choose from dragon hooks, rams-head fire pokers or sculptural garden flowers - all popular choices for this one day workshop.

Needlefelt a Hare with Annis McGowan

Needle Felt a Hare, Hedgehog, Owl or Bunny

Greystoke

Mon 27 May 2019

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

Haweswater Badger

Haweswater Badger Hide

Penrith

Mon 27 May 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.

Weave a Rush Hat

Weave a Rush Hat

Greystoke

Tue 28 May 2019

Weave your very own bespoke rush hat with Rachel Frost

Swindale Valley in bloom

RSPB Guided Wildlife Walk: Swindale Valley

Penrith

Tue 28 May 2019

Join the RSPB for a wildlife ramble through one of the Lake District’s most secluded, beautiful and tranquil valleys.

Haweswater Badger

Haweswater Badger Hide: Exclusive Use

Penrith

Tue 28 May 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.

Weave A Rush Basket

Weave A Rush Basket

Greystoke

Wed 29 May 2019

Create your own woven Rush Basket with Rachel Frost

©National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Newtopia

Penrith

Thu 30 May 2019

Acorn Bank's population of Great Crested Newts, the largest of Britain’s native newts and a species that is in decline across Europe, are the stars of the show this spring.

Pizza / Cob Oven one day building course

Pizza Oven Building 1 day course

Greystoke

Fri 31 May 2019

Over this busy one day course you will together build a cob pizza oven and so take home the knowledge to recreate your very own outdoor pizza oven (and huge source of warmth) in your own garden.

Raku Fired Pots Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycl

A Day Discovering Raku

Greystoke

Fri 31 May 2019

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

Rag Rugs Heather Ritchie

Traditional Rag Rugs with Heather Ritchie

Greystoke

Fri 31 May 2019

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

Pizza / Cob Oven one day building course

Pizza Oven Building 1 day course

Greystoke

Sat 1 Jun 2019

Over this busy one day course you will together build a cob pizza oven and so take home the knowledge to recreate your very own outdoor pizza oven (and huge source of warmth) in your own garden.

Haweswater Badger

Haweswater Badger Hide

Penrith

Mon 3 Jun 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.

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