Explore Cumbria’s Eden Valley with a Cicerone guidebook
Walking in Cumbria's Eden Valley
30 routes between source and sea by Vivienne Crow
A handy guidebook describing 30 walks in the Eden Valley, Cumbria. The wide variety of routes range from 3-17 miles in length explore the river Eden from Kirkby Stephen past Penrith and Carlisle to the Solway Firth. Many of the walks have views of the Lake District, Pennines and Scottish hills, and link with the Settle-Carlisle railway line. More...
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If Cumbria’s beautiful Eden Valley were anywhere but right next to the Lake District, it would be full of tourists. As it is though, few venture this far from the National Park, leaving locals to delight in the fact that they have this wonderful area, with its rich natural and human heritage, all to themselves.
This guidebook covers routes from the source of the River Eden, high in the wild Pennines, through gorgeous, undulating countryside and past pretty red sandstone villages, right up to the vast, open expanses of the Solway marshes on the Scottish border.
Most of the walks are circular, but there are a few linear walks that make use of the area’s regular rail service, including the Settle-Carlisle railway line.
Walkers can enjoy anything from day-long moorland hikes to gentle riverside and woodland strolls, taking in ruined castles, attractive gorges, flower-filled meadows, limestone pavement, prehistoric settlements, rock-cut caves and one of England’s largest stone circles.
- 30 walks from 3 to 17 miles, graded 1 to 5, many linking with the Settle–Carlisle railway line
- packed with information about local history
- illustrated with OS map extracts