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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...

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Harrison House

Harrison House

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

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.

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.

Todd Hills Hall Farm

Todd Hills Hall Farm

Traditional and superbly appointed sandstone farmhouse with 6 ensuite bedrooms. Stunning views and a walkers’ paradise, 2 log burning stoves, Aga, side by side fridge freezer in oak and granite kitchen. Private parking and garden with BBQ.

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.

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

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.

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.

@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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Aladdin in his spectacular palace

Aladdin and his Amazing Lamp

Penrith

Fri 26 Jul - Sun 1 Sep 2019

We will hold you spellbound as we tell you a tale based on one of the 101 Arabian Night Stories, told by Scheherazade to her husband, the Sultan.The performance is staged in one of only four puppet theatres in England.

Pen and Wash w Margaret Jarvis - Quirky Workshop

Pen and Wash - Beyond Beginners

Greystoke

Sat 24 Aug 2019

This day is for those who have some grounding in Pen ad Wash (you may have taken Margaret's Beginners course previously) . and so providing a chance for more practice under Margaret's gentle guidance, looking at how to put a composition tog

Hardwood Carving- Relief or 3D with Alister Nevill

Wood Sculpture ..Relief Carving & 3D at Greystoke

Greystoke

Sat 24 Aug 2019

A day with Alister Neville, your own workstation and set of sharp carving chisels, learn & carve your own design for a decorative plaque, bowl or house sign, or try a simple 3D object such as a bowl or abstract simple shape.

Fabric Printing with Flowers

Fabric Printing with Flowers.

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Botanical Art Workshops. Plaster Casting and Fabric printing workshops with StillLife/Flower Painter Deborah Windsor at The Morland Studio, Morland, Nr Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3AZ.

Free Sailing Taster Sessions at UYC

I am Team TB Free Sailing Taster Sessions

Penrith

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Join in the Nation's Biggest Sports Day at our I am Team GB Free Sailing Taster Sessions at Ullswater Yacht Club on Saturday, August 24, 1pm - 4pm

Summit of Green Bell, The Howgill Fells

The Howgill Fells and Smardale Bridge. Guided Walk

Kirkby Stephen

Sun 25 Aug 2019

A full day guided hill walk as part of a small group to explore the beautiful Howgill Fells and Smardale. This is in the part of Cumbria that falls within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Nine Standards Rigg

Nine Standards Rigg. Guided Walk

Kirkby Stephen

Mon 26 Aug 2019

A full day guided walk onto a beautiful, high area of moorland near to Kirkby Stephen to visit the famous Nine Standards Rigg cairns.

Whittling Wildlife with Dave Harter - Bushcraft

Bushcraft: A 'Bird in A Day' Whittling course

Greystoke

Mon 26 Aug 2019

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

Hardwood Carving- Relief or 3D with Alister Nevill

Wood Sculpture ..Relief Carving & 3D at Greystoke

Greystoke

Mon 26 Aug 2019

A day with Alister Neville, your own workstation and set of sharp carving chisels, learn & carve your own design for a decorative plaque, bowl or house sign, or try a simple 3D object such as a bowl or abstract simple shape.

Haweswater Badger

Haweswater Badger Hide

Penrith

Mon 26 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.

Wild Families: Naddle Forest Explorers

Wild Families: Naddle Forest Explorers

Penrith

Tue 27 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: Exclusive Use

Penrith

Tue 27 Aug 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 27 Aug 2019

A guided exploration of Haweswater's wonderful nocturnal wildlife.

Weave a Rush Bag

Weave a Rush Bag

Greystoke

Wed 28 Aug 2019

Weave your very own bespoke rush bag with Rachel Frost

Rush Hat making 'Quirky Workshop'

Rush Making... Hats and Bags with Rachel Frost

Greystoke

Wed 28 Aug 2019

Rush Hat course Thu 29 Aug or Make a Rush Bag Wed 28 August under the patient guidance of Rachel here at Greystoke.

Rush Hat making 'Quirky Workshop'

Rush Making... Hats and Bags with Rachel Frost

Greystoke

Thu 29 Aug 2019

Rush Hat course Thu 29 Aug or Make a Rush Bag Wed 28 August under the patient guidance of Rachel here at Greystoke.

Weave a Rush Hat

Weave a Rush Hat

Greystoke

Thu 29 Aug 2019

Weave your very own bespoke rush hat with Rachel Frost

Needle felt a doorstop in Herdwick Wool

Needlefelt a Herdwick Sheep Doorstop

Greystoke

Fri 30 Aug 2019

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

Race the Sun Lake District

Race the Sun Lake District

Penrith

Sat 31 Aug 2019

In teams of four cycle 50 miles through stunning scenery, trek to the top of Helvellyn then canoe a course on the gorgeous Lake Thirlmere – all in one day!

RSPB Haweswater Bats and Bears

Wild Families: Bats and Bears

Penrith

Sun 1 Sep 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!

Wild Families: Naddle Forest Explorers

Wild Families: Naddle Forest Explorers

Penrith

Mon 2 Sep 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 2 Sep 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.

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