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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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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.

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...

Harrison House

Harrison House

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

@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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What's On

Understang basic Pattern Cutting

Understanding Basic Pattern Cutting

Greystoke

Thu 20 Jun 2019

An introduction to Pattern Cutting with Dr Maggi Toner-Edgar.

Needlefelt a Hare with Annis McGowan

Needle Felt a Hare, Hedgehog, Owl or Bunny

Greystoke

Fri 21 Jun 2019

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

Withnail & I at Uncle Monty’s Cottage

Picnic Cinema

Penrith

Fri 21 Jun 2019

Withnail & I at Uncle Monty’s Cottage Possibly the No.1 Cult Cinema Experience in the country, Picnic Cinema return for the eighth year in a row, screening Withnail & I (15) at Sleddale Hall (or Crow Crag as it's known in the film).

Pen and Wash

Discovering Pen and Wash

Greystoke

Sat 22 Jun 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.

Needlefelt a Hare with Annis McGowan

Needle Felt a Hare, Hedgehog, Owl or Bunny

Greystoke

Sun 23 Jun 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 24 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.

Haweswater Badger

Haweswater Badger Hide: Exclusive Use

Penrith

Tue 25 Jun 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 Hat

Weave a Rush Hat

Greystoke

Wed 26 Jun 2019

Weave your very own bespoke rush hat with Rachel Frost

Garden Tour - Daffodils

Garden Tours

Penrith

Thu 27 Jun 2019

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

Weave a Rush Bag

Weave a Rush Bag

Greystoke

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Weave your very own bespoke rush bag with Rachel Frost

Traditional English Longbow making 2 day course

Traditional English Longbow Making 2 day course

Greystoke

Fri 28 - Sat 29 Jun 2019

During this course you will be making a traditional English longbow out of a single piece of Ash. Nothing is laminated or glued.

Danniel Ibbotson

West Walls Artists Now Exhibition

Penrith

Sat 29 Jun - Sun 1 Sep 2019

West Walls Artists is the longest running studio group in Cumbria. We are a collective of 12 individuals working with a wide range of media and techniques. Check out our latest work at the Now Exhibition.

Mosaics - 2 Hearts Are Better Than One

Mosaics - 2 Hearts Are Better Than One

Greystoke

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Mosaics with Julie Gibson .... create a framed Mosaic piece of wall Art and also Glass Mosaic Silver Heart Pendant, both in a day (*or squares, if you prefer!)

Woodblock printing

Woodblock Printing Workshop

Penrith

Sat 29 Jun 2019

A block printing workshop, printing fabric and then making into a pin board

Appleby 10K

Appleby Rotary 10k and Eden Valley Fun Run

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sun 30 Jun 2019

Two Road Running Races for different abilities and ages on the same day.

Bolton Open Gardens and Classic Vehicle Display

Bolton in Bloom 2019

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sun 30 Jun 2019

Open Gardens and Classic Vehicle Display

Haweswater Badger

Haweswater Badger Hide

Penrith

Mon 1 Jul 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 2 Jul 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.

Pizza / Cob Oven one day building course

Pizza Oven Building 1 day course

Greystoke

Wed 3 Jul 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.

Eden District Council free event

Build your Home, Build your Community event

Penrith

Thu 4 Jul 2019

Calling all would be self-builders! Do you like the idea of designing or building your own home or getting together with others to do something like that? If ‘yes’ this free event is for you!

Pizza / Cob Oven one day building course

Pizza Oven Building 1 day course

Greystoke

Sat 6 Jul 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.

Eden Animal Rescue

Celebrating Animal Life

Penrith

Sat 6 Jul 2019

Let's celebrate fur family! Please join us for an outdoor celebration and memorial service in appreciation of all our animal companions that share and enrich our lives. You can also help us to build a remembrance cairn in Memory Lane.

Raku Fired Pots Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycl

A Day Discovering Raku

Greystoke

Sun 7 Jul 2019

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

Greystoke Open Gardens

Greystoke Open Gardens & Cafe

Penrith

Sun 7 Jul 2019

Enjoy a quiet amble around ten lovely Greystoke Gardens, discover hidden corners and busy allotments. Cafe, cake, sandwiches, raffle and plants

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