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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...

Yanwath Gate Farm - Sally's Cottages

Yanwath Gate Farm - Sally's Cottages

Yanwath Gate Farm is perfect for exploring the unspoilt Eden Valley and the eastern fells of the Lake District are right on your doorstep. Ullswater Lake is a mere 5-minute drive away.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Ginney Country Guest House

The Ginney Country Guest House

A converted Lakeland Bank Barn built in the 1700s from local stone with open oak beams. Set in the peaceful village of Catterlen, just off J41 M6, The Ginney is the ideal location to explore The Lake District, Eden Valley or Hadrians Wall.

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.

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.

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

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.

Jenny's Croft

Jenny's Croft

Traditional, luxury sandstone cottage with 2 double ensuite bedrooms. Cast iron log burning stove in living room & open plan with dining room. Oak & granite kitchen and separate utility and cloakroom. Kitchen opens onto sunny patio with BBQ

@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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

What's On

Apollo5

Singing Workshop with Apollo5

Penrith

Sat 25 Apr 2020

Singing workshop with international vocal group Apollo5 at Penrith Methodist Church Hall.

Apollo5

Apollo5 concert with Middle Eden Voices Choir

Penrith

Sat 25 Apr 2020

Guest stars Apollo 5 performing at Middle Eden Voices Choir Spring Concert.

GANDEYS CIRCUS

GANDEYS CIRCUS 2020:Unbelievable

Penrith

Tue 28 Apr 2020

Europe’s largest touring big top show is BACK, taking you on an unforgettable fun-filled voyage around the world in 80 minutes!

GANDEYS CIRCUS

GANDEYS CIRCUS 2020:Unbelievable

Penrith

Wed 29 Apr 2020

Europe’s largest touring big top show is BACK, taking you on an unforgettable fun-filled voyage around the world in 80 minutes!

GANDEYS CIRCUS

GANDEYS CIRCUS 2020:Unbelievable

Penrith

Thu 30 Apr 2020

Europe’s largest touring big top show is BACK, taking you on an unforgettable fun-filled voyage around the world in 80 minutes!

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watches

Shap

Mon 4 May 2020

Discover one of Britain's most enigmatic mammals from the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide on our popular Guided Badger Watches!

Haweswater Pied Flycatcher (Credit: P Neaves)

Haweswater May Dawn Chorus

Shap

Tue 5 May 2020

Start your morning immersed in the melodic birdsong of RSPB Haweswater under the specialist expertise of our Site Warden.

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watches

Shap

Wed 6 May 2020

Discover one of Britain's most enigmatic mammals from the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide on our popular Guided Badger Watches!

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watches

Shap

Mon 11 May 2020

Discover one of Britain's most enigmatic mammals from the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide on our popular Guided Badger Watches!

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watches

Shap

Wed 13 May 2020

Discover one of Britain's most enigmatic mammals from the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide on our popular Guided Badger Watches!

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watches

Shap

Mon 18 May 2020

Discover one of Britain's most enigmatic mammals from the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide on our popular Guided Badger Watches!

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watches

Shap

Wed 20 May 2020

Discover one of Britain's most enigmatic mammals from the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide on our popular Guided Badger Watches!

RSPB Haweswater Bluebells (Credit: H Devey)

Bluebells and Woodland Wildlife Walk

Shap

Fri 22 May 2020

Join an RSPB guided exploration of Haweswater's Naddle Forest at the most beautiful time of year, as it becomes blanketed in carpets of bluebells.

Bat hunting moth (Credit: RSPB)

Wild Families: Bats and Bears

Shap

Fri 22 May 2020

Families are invited to embark upon a nocturnal RSPB Guided adventure in search of one of Haweswater's most curious nocturnal creatures - bats!

RSPB Haweswater Bluebells (Credit: H Devey)

Bluebells and Woodland Wildlife Walk

Shap

Mon 25 May 2020

Join an RSPB guided exploration of Haweswater's Naddle Forest at the most beautiful time of year, as it becomes blanketed in carpets of bluebells.

Tawny Owl (Credit: RSPB)

Naddle Forest at Night

Shap

Mon 25 May 2020

Embark upon an evening foray into Naddle Forest, on this fascinating guided event to discover Haweswater's nocturnal wildlife.

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watches

Shap

Mon 25 May 2020

Discover one of Britain's most enigmatic mammals from the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide on our popular Guided Badger Watches!

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watches

Shap

Wed 27 May 2020

Discover one of Britain's most enigmatic mammals from the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide on our popular Guided Badger Watches!

Silver Jewellery Making Weekend - all abilities

Silver Jewellery making 2 day course

Greystoke

Sat 30 - Sun 31 May 2020

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

Beginners Artistic Blacksmithing and Metal Forging

Blacksmith for a Day

Greystoke

Sun 31 May 2020

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.

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watches

Shap

Mon 1 Jun 2020

Discover one of Britain's most enigmatic mammals from the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide on our popular Guided Badger Watches!

Needle Felt a Hre with Annis McGowan - Greystoke

Needle Felt a Hare, Owl or Bunny

Greystoke

Wed 3 Jun 2020

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

Pattern Cutting Quirky Workshop at Greystoke

Block Pattern Cutting ~ Bodice, Trousers & more

Greystoke

Wed 3 Jun 2020

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

Haweswater Badger

Guided Badger Watches

Shap

Wed 3 Jun 2020

Discover one of Britain's most enigmatic mammals from the comfort of the Haweswater Badger Hide on our popular Guided Badger Watches!

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