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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

The Great Print Exhibition 2017

The Great Print Exhibition 2017

Penrith

Fri 17 Nov 2017 - Sun 18 Feb 2018

The Great Print Exhibition is the largest exhibition of its kind in the UK. With over 350 framed artworks on the wall by over 60 printmakers from up and down Britain, it’s an excellent chance to see and buy original art.

The Bolshoi Ballet Live: Romeo and Juliet

The Bolshoi Ballet Live: Romeo and Juliet

Penrith

Sun 21 Jan 2018

The Bolshoi Ballet Live: Romeo and Juliet from Moscow With music from Sergei Prokofiev and choreography by Alexei Ratmansky

Exhibition on Screen: Cezanne Portraits of a Life

Exhibition on Screen: Cezanne Portraits of a Life

Penrith

Tue 23 Jan 2018

Exhibition on Screen: Cezanne Portraits of a Life - From the National Portrait Gallery London, Musée d’Orsay Paris & National Gallery of Art Washington DC.

Mammal Tracks and Signs

Mammal Tracks and Signs

Penrith

Thu 25 Jan 2018

Many mammals are shy or nocturnal and difficult to spot. Join Cumbria Wildlife Trust and Stuart Colgate from the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre to learn how to identify mammals through tracks, droppings and other field signs.

Guided walk

Guided walk

Penrith

Fri 26 Jan 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.

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Tosca (Puccini)

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Tosca (Puccini)

Penrith

Sat 27 Jan 2018

Puccini’s thrilling Tosca is a story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom.

The Delta Piano Trio

The Delta Piano Trio

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sun 28 Jan 2018

The Delta Piano Trio was founded in Salzburg (Austria) by three young Dutch performers: violinist Gerard Spronk, cellist Irene Enzlin and pianist Vera Kooper.

Conservation day (work party)

Conservation day (work party)

Penrith

Thu 1 Feb 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 winter including plug planting and bridge building.

Karen Babayan presents ‘A riot of colour & pattern

Karen Babayan presents ‘A riot of colour & pattern

Penrith

Sat 3 Feb 2018

Karen Babayan presents ‘A riot of colour and pattern’ - a series of workshops in relief print techniques. Let us explore what colour and pattern can do!

Guided walk

Guided walk

Penrith

Sat 3 Feb 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.

Karen Babayan presents ‘Patterns in Nature’

Karen Babayan presents ‘Patterns in Nature’

Penrith

Sat 3 Feb 2018

Karen Babayan presents ‘Patterns in Nature’ - a series of workshops in relief print techniques.

Exhibition on Screen: Cezanne Portraits of a Life

Exhibition on Screen: Cezanne Portraits of a Life

Penrith

Sat 3 Feb 2018

Exhibition on Screen: Cezanne Portraits of a Life - From the National Portrait Gallery London, Musée d’Orsay Paris & National Gallery of Art Washington DC.

Mission Possible with Ash Dykes

Mission Possible with Ash Dykes

Penrith

Sat 3 Feb 2018

Do you need some inspiration to fuel your thinking for a new adventure in 2018? Join us for an evening with Ash Dykes.

The Bolshoi Ballet: The Lady of the Camellias

The Bolshoi Ballet: The Lady of the Camellias

Penrith

Sun 4 Feb 2018

As he arrives in Paris for the first time, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love…

The Royal Opera House Live: Tosca

The Royal Opera House Live: Tosca

Penrith

Wed 7 Feb 2018

Drama, passion and fabulous music – Puccini’s operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences. Dan Ettinger conducts a star cast led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley.

Gin Night 2018

Gin Night 2018

Penrith

Fri 9 Feb 2018

Join us for a night of gin excellence with our expert talking about the history, the mixing and of course enjoying a few tipples along the way. Includes some light nibbles from the bar.

Drypoint with Joanna Bourne

Drypoint with Joanna Bourne

Penrith

Sat 10 Feb 2018

We are delighted that Joanna is joining us for a workshop on “Drypoint” - a direct method of printmaking where an image is scratched straight into the surface of a specially prepared printing plate.

Wood Block and Chine Collé with Joanna Bourne

Wood Block and Chine Collé with Joanna Bourne

Penrith

Sat 10 Feb 2018

We are delighted that Joanna is joining us for this hands on workshop on traditional, simple relief printing methods using a combination of soft plywood and lightweight coloured papers.

The Metropolitan Opera Live: L’Elisir d’Amore

The Metropolitan Opera Live: L’Elisir d’Amore

Penrith

Sat 10 Feb 2018

The poor country boy Nemorino is in love with Adina, a confident landowner, but she is way out of his league—financially and otherwise.

The Royal Opera House Live: Tosca

The Royal Opera House Live: Tosca

Penrith

Sun 11 Feb 2018

Drama, passion and fabulous music – Puccini’s operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences. Dan Ettinger conducts a star cast led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley.

Love Letters & Pancakes

Love Letters & Pancakes

Penrith

Mon 12 - Fri 16 Feb 2018

Poems and pancakes, love letters and romantic dinners; trails for the young and trails for the young at heart. More details to follow.

Guided walk

Guided walk

Penrith

Mon 12 Feb 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.

Conservation day (work party)

Conservation day (work party)

Penrith

Tue 13 Feb 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 winter including plug planting and bridge building.

RSC Live: Twelfth Night

RSC Live: Twelfth Night

Penrith

Wed 14 Feb 2018

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking.

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