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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.

What's On

Alan Stones – ‘Clearing’ – Art Exhibition

Alan Stones – ‘Clearing’ – Art Exhibition

Penrith

Tue 3 Oct - Sun 12 Nov 2017

'Since the day I graduated (in Fine Art) from St Martin’s School of Art in 1971 I have worked full-time as an artist...'

C- Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition

C- Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition

Penrith

Sat 9 Sep - Sun 5 Nov 2017

In partnership with Eden Arts, the C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year exhibition is selected from an open call of contemporary artists who live and work in Cumbria as well as those who originated from the county.

Smardale volunteers enjoying a well earned rest

Conservation Day

Kirkby Stephen

Sun 22 Oct 2017

We'll be clearing scrub along the disused railway line to maintain the superb wild flowers so they can flourish within the ride and through the woodland.

Half Term Horrors

Half Term Horrors

Penrith

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Get messy with slime and goo making, cast spells with wands and turn yourself into a bat or other spooky character with mask making and face painting.

Skywatch

North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2017

Alston

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

To celebrate the dark night skies and stargazing opportunities in the North Pennines AONB & UNESCO Global Geopark the area's first Stargazing Festival is being organised for Autumn Half Term.

Plant up

Plant up

Penrith

Sun 22 Oct 2017

Lowther Castle to stage a mass volunteer bulb plant. Are you a gardener? A foodie? A parent? Why not bring your family to Lowther Castle on Sunday October 22nd and take part in a mass bulb-plant?

Pet Portrait Week Penrith

Pet Portrait Week, Penrith

Penrith

Mon 23 - Sat 28 Oct 2017

We would like to welcome the pets of Penrith and beyond, as well as their humans, to our Pet Week Studio in Unit 14, Angel Square (next to Costas) during October half-term for a Professional Pet Portrait.

Pop-up Planetarium Dome

Pop-up Planetarium @ Alston

Alston

Wed 25 Oct 2017

Join us in Alston Town Hall for an immersive journey through the universe in our spectacular planetarium dome. The show is suitable for all ages, lasts for approx 45 mins, and takes place on the hour (11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm).

Halloween family discovery day

Halloween family discovery day

Penrith

Thu 26 Oct 2017

Explore the creepier side of Eycott Hill Nature Reserve at our spook-tacular Halloween family discovery day.

Halloween

Halloween

Penrith

Fri 27 Oct 2017

Something wicked this way comes… a gruesome past buried for hundreds of years looks to be surfacing once again.

Night At The Castle

Night At The Castle

Penrith

Fri 27 Oct - Sun 17 Dec 2017

From The Fields, the organisation behind the popular festival Kendal Calling have teamed up with Lowther Castle to create a tantalising series of experiences this coming winter. The events will cover Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas.

Fungi of grasslands workshop

Fungi of grasslands workshop

Penrith

Sat 28 Oct 2017

Come and learn how to identify some fascinating fungi with expert Paul Nichols at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve. We will be spending some of the day inside and some outside on the nature reserve.

Rival Arts, Food and Gift Fiar

Rival Arts, Food and Gift Fiar

Penrith

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

A chance to select early Christmas gifts from artists, photographers, jewellers, craft and food producers.

Winter Droving

Winter Droving

Penrith

Sat 28 Oct 2017

A spectacular celebration of winter and Penrith’s agricultural heritage – illuminating Penrith with fire, animation, music and merriment.

Guided walk

Guided walk

Penrith

Wed 1 Nov 2017

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.

Queen Anne Footstool Upholstering

Queen Anne Footstool Upholstering

Penrith

Wed 1 Nov 2017

Make your very own unique hand made 'Ministry of Upholstery' footstool from scratch, using a specially designed kit.

Volunteer work party

Volunteer work party

Penrith

Thu 2 Nov 2017

Eycott Hill Nature Reserve is a fantastic upland landscape consisting of wetlands, woodland and upland meadows. Help us with nature reserve tasks over the autumn and winter, including plug planting, drystone walling and tree planting.

Shakespeare versus Moliere - Puppet Show

Shakespeare versus Moliere - Puppet Show

Penrith

Fri 3 Nov 2017

Presented by Indigo Moon Theatre (UK) & Compagnie Via Cane (France)

Intro to crewel day

Introduction to Crewel Workshop

Penrith

Sat 4 Nov 2017

Traditional Crewel Work - embroidery day course with Philippa Turnbull of 'The Crewel Work Company'

Paranormal Investigation

Paranormal Investigation

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sat 4 Nov 2017

Much activity has been found inside this Norman castle which is one of only a few in England to have been lived in continuously since its construction.

Emma Abbate and Evva Mizerska

Emma Abbate and Evva Mizerska

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sun 5 Nov 2017

Formed in 2003, the Evva & Emma Duo has performed in many European countries and in such British venues as Fairfield Halls, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St George’s, Bristol.

Woven baskets and bowls

Woven Baskets and Bowls

Penrith

Tue 7 Nov 2017

Learn to weave rushes and long leaves from your garden into a variety of useful containers.

Guided cycle ride

Guided cycle ride

Penrith

Wed 8 Nov 2017

A cycle ride with a British Cycling Ride Leader on quiet roads from Greystoke village via Johnby and Greystoke Forest to Eycott Hill Nature Reserve.

Design & Weave your own Scarf

Wonderful Hand Loom Weaving

Penrith

Wed 8 Nov 2017

This course is perfect for beginners and for the more experienced wishing to develop their skills further.

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