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Great Gable in WinterThe Eden Valley and the Lake District are a paradise for walkers. As well as Lake District walking, Eden also offers the limestone landscape of the nearby North Pennines, the River Eden and countryside, attractive villages in the Eden Valley, and is part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The nearby Yorkshire Dales National Park is an area for quiet uninterrupted walking. You can travel on the scenic Settle-Carlisle Railway and walk from
stations along the Eden Valley section of the line.

walkers 2The Red Townhouse is just 5 miles from Ullswater, often regarded as England’s Most Beautiful Lake, which offers an array of activities including Steamer Trips, sailing, canoeing, fishing, as well as being a great starting point for walking some of the Lakeland fells. The area is home to arguably some of the best fells in the Lake District, including Helvellyn, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield and Place Fell. Blencathra and Skiddaw are also close by to the west.


There are hundreds of websites and walking options across this area. We are more than happy to help and advise. Here is just a small selection to whet your appetite:

Lake District 

walking BlencathraA few of the general walking sites that are quite helpful with good information:

Where2Walk - Where2 Walk

The Walking Englishman - The Walking Englishman

Lake District - Lake District Walking

The Lake District Walker - THe Lake District Walker

The Ullswater Way (20 mile round the lake walk) - The Ullswater Way

North Pennines

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Have a look at this selection of walks for all, around the Eden Valley area - Eden Valley Walks

Here are a couple of more challenging walks in The Pennines:

Cross Fell in the northern Pennines, the highest point in England outside the Lake District - Cross Fell, North Pennines

High Cup Nick from Dufton near Appleby - High Cup Nick, North Pennines from Dufton


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