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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...

@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.

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.

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

Harrison House

Harrison House

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

High Winder Holiday Cottages

High Winder Holiday Cottages

High Winder Holiday Cottages are situated in a secluded location with direct access to the fells. Close by are the attractions of Ullswater and the Eden Valley. Lots of wildlife including a resident family of red squirrels.

What's On

Danniel Ibbotson

West Walls Artists Now Exhibition

Penrith

Sat 29 Jun - Sun 1 Sep 2019

West Walls Artists is the longest running studio group in Cumbria. We are a collective of 12 individuals working with a wide range of media and techniques. Check out our latest work at the Now Exhibition.

Limestone bed near orton village

Mind the [time] gap!

Penrith

Sun 21 Jul - Sun 25 Aug 2019

Two part walk (using cars between the parts) based at Shap (M6 Junction 39) First half of the day visits the rocks near Shap Abbey and the second half of the day visits limestones near Orton.

Haweswater Badger

Haweswater Badger Hide: Exclusive Use

Penrith

Tue 23 Jul 2019

Enjoy exclusive use of our brand new Badger Hide based at Naddle Farm, for yourself, or your group. The perfect opportunity to watch and photograph wild Badgers in comfort in the beautiful Lake District.

Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling

Penrith

Thu 25 - Sun 28 Jul 2019

See you in the fields for Kendal Calling 2019… the multi award-winning independent festival of music, arts, food & drink has announced the dates for 2019.

Larch Cottage Nurseries

Supporting The Red Cross

Penrith

Thu 25 Jul 2019

Take advantage of the wonderful summer weather and help to raise funds for The British Red Cross and our vital work in the UK at the same time!

Silver Jewellery Making Weekend - all abilities

Silver Jewellery making 2 day course

Greystoke

Thu 25 - Fri 26 Jul 2019

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

Discovery Day

Summer discovery day at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Penrith

Fri 26 Jul 2019

A family discovery day at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve, including everything from bug hunting to arts and crafts!

Performers at Kirkby Stephen Church

Westmorland Dales Day

Kirkby Stephen

Sun 28 Jul 2019

On Sunday 28th July you are invited to visit the Westmorland Dales and the charming market town of Kirkby Stephen where we will be celebrating Westmorland Dales Day 2019 with lots of activities and entertainment for all ages.

Yoga on the Lawn

Yoga on the Lawn

Penrith

Sun 28 Jul 2019

Back by popular demand! Yoga on the Lawn at Larch Cottage Nurseries!

Whittling Wildlife with Dave Harter - Bushcraft

Bushcraft: A 'Bird in A Day' Whittling course

Greystoke

Sun 28 Jul 2019

Use traditional hand carving and whittling skills to create a beautiful hand carved bird just a day.

Lady Anne at Pendragon Castle

Lady Anne in the Westmorland Dales

Kirkby Stephen

Sun 28 Jul 2019

To celebrate Westmorland Dales Day 2019 there will be a very entertaining theatrical performance based on Lady Anne Clifford at the time of her re-building of Pendragon Castle in 1661.

Wild Families: Naddle Forest Explorers

Wild Families: Naddle Forest Explorers

Penrith

Mon 29 Jul 2019

Children are invited to train their grown ups in the art of being WILD! on this RSPB guided event.

Haweswater Badger

Haweswater Badger Hide

Penrith

Mon 29 Jul 2019

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

Haweswater Badger

Haweswater Badger Hide: Exclusive Use

Penrith

Tue 30 Jul 2019

Enjoy exclusive use of our brand new Badger Hide based at Naddle Farm, for yourself, or your group. The perfect opportunity to watch and photograph wild Badgers in comfort in the beautiful Lake District.

RSPb Haweswater: Discover Naddle at Night

Discover Naddle at Night

Penrith

Tue 30 Jul 2019

A guided exploration of Haweswater's wonderful nocturnal wildlife.

RSPB Haweswater Bats and Bears

Wild Families: Bats and Bears

Penrith

Wed 31 Jul 2019

Children are invited to bring their grown ups and teddy bears along to an evening of nocturnal wildlife discovery on this exciting RSPB guided event!

Raku Fired Pots Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycl

A Day Discovering Raku

Greystoke

Fri 2 Aug 2019

Come and enjoy a day experimenting in this ancient Japanese technique of glazing and firing pottery, using heat, sawdust, fire and smoky bins!

Penrith Art Club Annual Exhibition

Penrith Art Club Annual Exhibition

Penrith

Sat 3 - Sat 10 Aug 2019

This annual Art Exhibition displays a wide range of our club members recent artworks.

Appleby Castle

A Mid Summer Nights Dream

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sat 3 Aug 2019

Quantum Theatre comes to the Inner Bailey of Appleby Castle with a new adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play : A Mid Summer Nights Dream.

Raku Fired Pots Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycl

A Day Discovering Raku

Greystoke

Sun 4 Aug 2019

Come and enjoy a day experimenting in this ancient Japanese technique of glazing and firing pottery, using heat, sawdust, fire and smoky bins!

Hutton-in-the-Forest Open Garden

Supporting The Red Cross

Penrith

Sun 4 Aug 2019

Explore Britain’s best kept secret gardens and raise money for the Red Cross in 2019.

Wild Families: Naddle Forest Explorers

Wild Families: Naddle Forest Explorers

Penrith

Mon 5 Aug 2019

Children are invited to train their grown ups in the art of being WILD! on this RSPB guided event.

Haweswater Badger

Haweswater Badger Hide

Penrith

Mon 5 Aug 2019

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

Propagation fields at Larch Cottage

Behind the scenes at Larch Cottage

Penrith

Tue 6 Aug 2019

Behind the scenes tour at Larch Cottage Nurseries

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