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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...

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.

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.

Todd Hills Hall Farm

Todd Hills Hall Farm

Traditional and superbly appointed sandstone farmhouse with 6 ensuite bedrooms has stunning views in all directions and is a walkers’ paradise. 2 log burning stoves, Aga and side by side fridge freezer in oak and granite kitchen.

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.

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.

Harrison House

Harrison House

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

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.

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.

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.

Bank House garden

Bank House Bed and Breakfast

3 nights for the price of 2 - Bank House, 4 nights for the price of 3 - Bank House

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.

Stag Cottage

Stag Cottage

Carefully restored 17th century sandstone barn within the grounds of Melmerby Hall, it has 3 ensuite double bedrooms, 1 on the ground floor. Log burning stove in inglenook fireplace with complimentary logs.

Wythburn Cottage

Wythburn Cottage

Historic, sandstone converted barn within the grounds of Blencowe Hall. Luxury 3 bedroom ensuite cottage with well-equipped open-plan kitchen, vaulted ceiling, views over private garden. Private parking, Weber BBQ and garden furniture.

Cazenovia Hall

Cazenovia Hall

Historic, luxury restoration of sandstone barn into four ensuite bedroom accommodation with private garden and parking. Log burner, garden furniture, Weber BBQ and dining room table with convertible billiards table. 4 oven Aga and hob.

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.

Head Nook Hall Cottage

Heads Nook Hall Cottage

The Holiday Cottage. Modern fitted kitchen. Two bedrooms; 1 x king size and 1 x 2 singles. Luxury bathroom with shower, bath and bidet.

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.

Riverain Coach House

Riverain Cottage

Grade 2 listed former Carriage House of Blencowe Hall and set within the Halls grounds. 3 double ensuite bedrooms, open plan kitchen dining and log burning stove in sitting room with views through arched windows. Private parking and garden.

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.

Blencowe Hall

Blencowe Hall

A14th century fortified tower renovated for modern living. Blencowe Hall and the three cottages within its grounds offer 5* luxury holiday let accommodation for guest parties ranging in size from 6 to 44 guests. Families and pets welcome.

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.

What's On

Turner at Lowther

Turner at Lowther

Penrith

Tue 11 Dec 2018 - Sun 31 Mar 2019

A wonderful opportunity to view Turner’s painting of Lowther Castle which he did in 1809 while visiting the Lake District.

Comics

Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art

Penrith

Fri 15 Feb - Mon 22 Apr 2019

‘Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art’ from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, explores how comic books are created by giving visitors the opportunity to explore each step in the creative process.

Comics: Explore and create Comic Art

Comics: Explore and create Comic Art

Penrith

Fri 15 Feb - Mon 22 Apr 2019

‘Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art’ from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, explores how comic books are created by giving visitors the opportunity to explore each step in the creative process.

Conservation day

Conservation day

Penrith

Wed 20 Mar 2019

Eycott is a fantastic upland landscape consisting of wetlands, woodlands and hay meadows. Help us with practical tasks over the winter including drystone walling, bridge building and plug planting.

Smardale Nature Reserve with iconic viaduct

Conservation Day at Smardale Nature Reserve

Kirkby Stephen

Wed 20 Mar 2019

Work to tidy and complete the new car park for Smardale Nature Reserve. Tree planting, hedge planting and hedge laying will be required depending on the weather, and other work on the new land linking Smardale to Waitby Greenrigg as require

Garden Tour - Daffodils

Garden Tour - Daffodils

Penrith

Thu 21 Mar 2019

The host of golden daffodils that Wordsworth fondly celebrated is the subject of March’s garden tour with Martin Ogle.

Needle felt a doorstop in Herdwick Wool

Needlefelt a Herdwick Sheep Doorstop

Penrith

Wed 27 Mar 2019

Carefully needle felt a soft blended wool mix into a soft and unique Herdwick sheep doorstop. With Annis McGowan.

Breadmaking by Hand

Artisan Bread and Scones making Workshop

Penrith

Thu 28 Mar 2019

On these combined Artisan Bread and Scone day you will make three bread recipes and two Scone recipes, one being a sourdough version.

Breadmaking by Hand

Artisan Bread and Scones making Workshop

Penrith

Sat 30 Mar 2019

On these combined Artisan Bread and Scone day you will make three bread recipes and two Scone recipes, one being a sourdough version.

Guided walk

Guided walk

Penrith

Sat 30 Mar 2019

Enjoy wonderful views as you learn about our fantastic upland nature reserve and the wildlife and geology that make it so special.

Conservation day

Conservation day

Penrith

Tue 2 Apr 2019

Eycott is a fantastic upland landscape consisting of wetlands, woodlands and hay meadows. Help us with practical tasks over the winter including drystone walling, bridge building and plug planting.

Whittling Wildlife with Dave Harter - Bushcraft

Bushcraft: A 'Bird in A Day' Whittling course

Penrith

Thu 4 Apr 2019

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

Wedding Open Weekend at Edenhall Estate

Spring Wedding Open Weekend

Penrith

Sat 6 - Sun 7 Apr 2019

Our 2019 Spring Wedding Open Weekend will give couples a chance to see 2 striking locations to celebrate their special day at Edenhall Estate.

Needlefelt a Hare with Annis McGowan

Needle Felt a Hare, Hedgehog, Owl or Bunny

Penrith

Sun 7 Apr 2019

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

Chavasse Piano Trio

Chavasse Piano Trio

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sun 7 Apr 2019

A concert by Chavasse Piano Trio

Silver Jewellery Making Weekend - all abilities

Silver Jewellery making 2 day course

Penrith

Wed 10 - Thu 11 Apr 2019

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

A wild family adventure

A wild family adventure

Penrith

Wed 10 Apr 2019

An exciting family adventure. On our expedition we’ll be searching for wildlife and mini-beasts, learning fun wildlife facts, and playing lots of games.

Gardening for Butterflies

Gardening for Butterflies

Penrith

Fri 12 Apr 2019

Learn how to encourage more of our brilliant butterflies to visit your garden, in a talk by Chris Winnick from British Butterfly Conservation.

Guided walk

Guided walk

Penrith

Tue 16 Apr 2019

Enjoy wonderful views as you learn about our fantastic upland nature reserve and the wildlife and geology that make it so special.

Photo credit: Ian Comley

Cumbria Easter Rally

Kirkby Stephen

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Apr 2019

The 21st Cumbria Easter Rally, the UK's biggest, free classic commercial vehicl rally turns 21. Over 250 vintage buses, lorries and commercial vehicles on show. Free admission, free bus rides. Family event. Saturday evening road run through

Garden Tour - Spring Bulbs

Garden Tour - Spring Bulbs

Penrith

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Bulbs abound at Lowther, particularly in the Garden in the Ruins, one of Dan Pearson’s most notable designs for us.

The enigmatic Red Squirrel

Guided Red Squirrel Walk at Smardale Gill

Kirkby Stephen

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Come and see the enigmatic red squirrel on a guided walk at one of their strongholds in the north of England.

Wedding Open Day

Wedding Open Day

Penrith

Sun 28 Apr 2019

Come along and see what we offer at one of our Wedding open days.

Guided cycle ride

Guided cycle ride

Penrith

Sun 28 Apr 2019

This guided cycle ride takes you from the historic village of Greystoke to Eycott Hill Nature Reserve for a short talk about Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s amazing upland nature reserve.

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