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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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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.

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 Lazonby Estate

Sampson's Cave

Superb 7 Bedroom 19th Century Sandstone house set on Private Rural Estate on the edge of the River Eden. Secluded, woodland setting and the perfect get away from it all retreat for friends and families. Sleeps 10.

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.

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.

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.

Whitrigg House

Whitrigg House

Cumbria Tourism B&B of the year 2016, Cumbria Tourism ‘Superior’ Award, Visit England 4 Star Gold & Breakfast award. A grade 2 listed property, beautifully decorated & furnished sits on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park.

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.

Superior King Bedroom

The Heather Glen Country House

Heather Glen Country House, Restaurant and Rooms is set high on a hillside in 3 acres of gardens with new bedrooms. The Restaurant has a Trip Advisor 5 stars.

Howscales

Howscales

4 superbly well-equipped, cosy, comfortable cottages, set around a central cobbled courtyard and surrounded by gardens, within tranquil countryside. Resident owners. Ideal base to explore Eden Valley, Lakes and Pennines. SB available.

Harrison House

Harrison House

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lakes and Dales Cottages

Lakes and Dales Cottages

Recent conversion of sandstone barn offering 2 cottages with 2/3 bedrooms - each with own en-suite or bathroom - that have been inverted to enjoy the far reaching views of the Lakeland hills and Pennines from the open-plan living space.

The Old School - Red Room

The Old School Guest House

A refurbished Victorian school house built in 1866. Now offers 3 en suite rooms furnished to a high standard. We serve a hearty and extensive breakfast menu, with homemade bread and produce.

@EdenGate

EdenGate

@EdenGate is a family run Victorian guest house offering bed & breakfast accommodation situated ¼ mile from Penrith town centre. Within the 19th century exterior you will find quality cornicing and many more original features.

What's On

Slung

Slung

Penrith

Mon 19 Feb - Tue 31 Jul 2018

With a mild flavour of Dr Seuss, a hint of Haribos and a smidgen of the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland,...

Great Dun Fell Cycle Sportive

Great Dun Fell Cycle Sportive

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Wed 14 Mar - Sat 14 Jul 2018

Cycle sportive with two distances available, the short course is 38.5 mile and the long course is 63.8 mile with includes the 4.4 mile climb to the radar at the top of the fell.

AW Jenkinson Ullswater Triathlon

Ullswater Triathlons (Sprint & Standard Distances)

Penrith

Tue 1 May - Sat 30 Jun 2018

Sprint & Standard Distance triathlons.

Honk !

Honk! The Musical

Penrith

Sat 16 - Sat 30 Jun 2018

Honk! A Musical Tale of "The Ugly Duckling".

Larch Cottage Nurseries Penrith Open Garden

Open Garden in aid of BRC

Penrith

Wed 20 Jun 2018

Come and visit Larch Cottage Nurseries Penrith Open Garden to help raise vital funds for the British Red Cross and the work they do locally!

Applique and Stitch a lampshade

Applique and Stitch a Lampshade

Penrith

Thu 21 Jun 2018

Join talented Sarah Ames for the day to design and make your own 20cm drum lampshade using a variety of clever machine embroidery and applique techniques.

Guided walk

Guided walk

Penrith

Thu 21 Jun 2018

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. Sturdy wellington boots recommended as the route is over wet and uneven ground.

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Penrith

Fri 22 Jun 2018

Join us for this fantastic night of wine tasting.

Slack Randy Mountain Bike Challenge

Slack Randy Mountain Bike Challenge

Penrith

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Now in its 2nd year (with 77 riders last year) this is a fun, yet challenging event with 40km and 25km routes taking in the stunning fells and trails surrounding our school.

Felt  Art with Marieke Tomlin

Felt Art with Marieke Tomlin

Penrith

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Join Marieke and create your very own unique felt work of art.

Needlefelt a Hare with Annis McGowan

Needle Felt a Hare with Annis Mcgowan

Penrith

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Carefully needle felt soft blended brown wool mix into a soft and unique Hare standing well over a foot high With Annis McGowan.

Guided cycle ride

Guided cycle ride

Penrith

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Join a FREE guided cycle ride that takes you from the historic village of Greystoke to Eycott Hill Nature Reserve for a short talk about what makes this upland nature reserve so special for wildlife and people.

A flying start

Appleby Rotary 10k & Eden Valley Fun Run

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sun 24 Jun 2018

A fun and friendly 10k together with a fun run set in and around the pretty and historic market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland.

Needlefelt a Hare with Annis McGowan

Needle Felt a Hare with Annis Mcgowan

Penrith

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Carefully needle felt soft blended brown wool mix into a soft and unique Hare standing well over a foot high With Annis McGowan.

Hand Stencilled Lampshade

Hand Stencil a Lampshade

Penrith

Tue 26 Jun 2018

Hand Stencil a stunning Lampshade with Sonja Tileard

Conservation day (work party)

Conservation day

Penrith

Wed 27 Jun 2018

Eycott Hill is a fantastic upland landscape consisting of wetlands, woodlands and hay-meadows. Help Cumbria Wildlife Trust with practical maintenance and restoration tasks over the summer including plug planting and bridge building.

Understang basic Pattern Cutting

Understanding Basic Pattern Cutting

Penrith

Wed 27 Jun 2018

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

Felt Slipper Workshop at Quirky Workshops

Funky Felt Slippers with Marieke Tomlin

Penrith

Fri 29 Jun 2018

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

Traditional English Longbow making 2 day course

Traditional English Longbow Making 2 day course

Penrith

Sat 30 Jun - Sun 1 Jul 2018

The English longbow is a powerful type of medieval longbow used for hunting and as a weapon in medieval warfare.

Buttons Bud Vases & Tealights

Buttons Bud Vases & Tealights

Penrith

Sun 1 Jul 2018

Join Gwen Bainbridge to create some stunning vases and tea light holders in textured porcelain.

Spinning on a Spinning Wheel

Spinning on a Spinning Wheel & Drop Spindle

Penrith

Tue 3 Jul 2018

Learn to Spin on a traditional Spinning Wheel. This course will cover fibre preparation, spinning on a drop spindle before progressing to spinning wheels and how to ply art yarns and other fibres.

Meadow surveys

Meadow surveys

Penrith

Wed 4 Jul 2018

Help with the annual survey of the meadows at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve and identify what wildflowers and grasses are present. Basic botany skills will be helpful but you don’t need to be an expert. Booking required.

Stained Glass Panel Days with Jackie Hunt

Stained Glass Panel Making

Penrith

Fri 6 - Sat 7 Jul 2018

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 comes to Greystoke.

Magnificent meadows textiles workshop

Magnificent meadows textiles workshop

Penrith

Sat 7 Jul 2018

Celebrate National Meadows Day by creating a wall hanging inspired by Eycott Hill’s flower filled meadows. The one day workshop, led by Cumbria Wildlife Trust and artist Sarah Colgate, will use techniques including sketching and appliqué.

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