Eden Valley, Cumbria

  Lying under the steep shoulders of the Northern Pennines to the east and the Lakeland fells to the west, The Eden Valley is an area of sylvan beauty. The lush green of the rolling countryside and deep red sandstone villages give an air of a bygone era in which time seems to slow and all becomes the pace of the river itself.
  Stretching from it's source high up in the Yorkshire Dales National Park on the slopes of Mallerstang, the Eden descends Hell Gill from the strange sculpture of 'Water cut' and runs parallel with The Settle - Carlisle Railway Line. One of the few rivers in the country to flow north, it twists through the towns of Kirkby Stephen and Appleby wending it's way between lush fields and drystone walls. Through timeless vilages and onto the city of Carlisle, the Eden finally exits into the Solway Firth.
  A glorious area for fell walking in the upper course and for rambling in the mid and lower sections, it is an area waiting to be discovered having played second fiddle to the near neighbour of The Lakeland Fells for too long.


'Water cut' sculpture above Mallerstang

High Cup Nick

Eden valley from High Cup Nick

Follow links to Eden Valley walks

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