Visit the Upper Eden in Cumbria

The Upper Eden Valley offers a huge variety of walking, from ancient tracks and disused railway lines to the valleys and hills of the Howgills and the North Pennines.


There is a wealth of walking in the Upper Eden Valley and plenty of guides, maps and books to help you choose a walk and find your way. Kirkby Stephen is an ideal base both for local walks and visiting the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines.

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Where to stay

Kirkby Stephen and the surrounding area has some lovely places to stay, whether you are camping or looking for a guest house, self catering cottage or hotel. There are great options both for a short break or a longer holiday.

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The Upper Eden Valley can be reached by car, train and bus. Kirkby Stephen is on the Settle to Carlisle railway and a short distance from the M6 and A66 Trans-Pennine route. There are also plenty of long distance routes allowing you to arrive on foot or by bike.

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