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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...

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

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.

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.

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.

@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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What's On

Kaleidoscope

‘Kaleidoscope’ – A New Exhibition from Green Door

Penrith

Tue 5 Nov 2019 - Sun 12 Jan 2020

‘Kaleidoscope’ – a new exhibition from Green Door artists celebrating their diversity and originality in the prestigious and attractive Upfront gallery.

Silver Jewellery Making Weekend - all abilities

Silver Jewellery making 2 day course

Greystoke

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Nov 2019

Create your own beautiful jewellery with Sterling Silver, Pearls and Semi-Precious Stones.

 Introduction to Watercolours

Discovering Watercolours

Greystoke

Sun 24 Nov 2019

A one day workshop learning to paint in watercolours with Margaret Jarvis.

Beginners Artistic Blacksmithing and Metal Forging

Blacksmith for a Day

Greystoke

Sun 24 Nov 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.

Penrith Christmas Market

Penrith Christmas Market

Penrith

Sun 24 Nov 2019

Entry and parking is free so ditch the online shop and come experience a wonderful shopping event and be inspired!

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watch

Penrith

Mon 25 Nov 2019

From the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide (new for 2019), 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 Weaving Birds, Hens and Cockerels

Willow Weaving Hens and Cockerels

Greystoke

Tue 26 Nov 2019

Cumbrian willow master Phil Bradley will join us yet again and guide us through a day of sculpting and creating our own willow birds either for our own garden or fireplaces.

Felted Holly for Garland

Festive Felt Garlands

Greystoke

Wed 27 Nov 2019

Decorate your home with your own unique festive felted Christmas garland.

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watch

Penrith

Wed 27 Nov 2019

From the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide (new for 2019), you can watch the 'Haweswater Badgers' as they forage and socialise, allowing you the unique opportunity to observe these secretive mammals at close range.

Experiments with Ink and BLeach

Adventures in Ink and Bleach

Greystoke

Thu 28 Nov 2019

Join artist Patsy Derry for the day and experiment with various types of ink and a gentle bleach solutions to create interesting textures and effects - and a work of art!

Dining and Shopping Event

Christmas Shopping & Dining Event

Penrith

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Christmas Shopping & Dining Event at Larch Cottage

Penrith Christmas Lights

Penrith Sparkle

Penrith

Sat 30 Nov 2019

Family Fun and Festive Shopping Day, topped off with a Celebrity Christmas Lights Switch On

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watch

Penrith

Mon 2 Dec 2019

From the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide (new for 2019), you can watch the 'Haweswater Badgers' as they forage and socialise, allowing you the unique opportunity to observe these secretive mammals at close range.

Felted Holly for Garland

Festive Felt Garlands

Greystoke

Wed 4 Dec 2019

Decorate your home with your own unique festive felted Christmas garland.

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Wreath Making Workshop

Penrith

Wed 4 Dec 2019

Unleash your creative streak with our wreath making workshop hosted by Bridget Rowley from The Rowley Estates.

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watch

Penrith

Wed 4 Dec 2019

From the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide (new for 2019), you can watch the 'Haweswater Badgers' as they forage and socialise, allowing you the unique opportunity to observe these secretive mammals at close range.

Conservation Day at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Conservation Day at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Penrith

Thu 5 Dec 2019

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

Willow Angels Workshops

Willow Weaving - Angels for Christmas & Beyond

Greystoke

Fri 6 Dec 2019

In this workshop you’ll be creating a beautiful Christmas willow angel.

Askham Hall

Magical Christmas Market

Penrith

Sun 8 Dec 2019

The former home of the Earls of Lonsdale will come alive with the sights and sounds of a traditional Christmas market this December, when more than 50 stalls take residence in the grounds of Askham Hall and Gardens.

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watch

Penrith

Mon 9 Dec 2019

From the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide (new for 2019), you can watch the 'Haweswater Badgers' as they forage and socialise, allowing you the unique opportunity to observe these secretive mammals at close range.

Smardale Volunteers

Conservation Day at Smardale Nature Reserve

Kirkby Stephen

Wed 11 Dec 2019

We'll be carrying out scrub clearance and coppicing along the disused railway line to maintain habitat.

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watch

Penrith

Wed 11 Dec 2019

From the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide (new for 2019), you can watch the 'Haweswater Badgers' as they forage and socialise, allowing you the unique opportunity to observe these secretive mammals at close range.

Christmas Banquet

Chistmas Banquet

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sat 14 Dec 2019

Celebrate the Christmas season in style with a Banquet in the Great Hall of Appleby Castle serenaded by Carol Singers who will perform a variety of well know Christmas Carols throughout the evening and meal.

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watch

Penrith

Mon 16 Dec 2019

From the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide (new for 2019), 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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