THINGS TO DO IN THE EDEN VALLEY
Hidden between two areas of outstanding natural beauty, the area of Eden Valley offers the perfect escape. The location offers a
host of things to do, ensuring that you are never short of adventures.
GREAT SALKELD & THE EDEN VALLEY
Our site is on the edge of the village Great Salkeld in the Eden Valley. It is close to the town of Penrith and situated alongside the River Eden. As a picturesque and historical location, there are plenty of things to do. Less than 400 people live here, and it can be traced back into at least the Middle Ages.
In the village you can explore a number of restaurants and bars along with the unique Norman Church. One of the places to stop is the Highland Drove Inn. As a previous stop off point for drovers, there is a lot to explore here including a nearby Dub with Great Crested Newts.
Found between the Lake District and the North Pennines, this area is well known for stunning countryside and picture-perfect sandstone houses. The Howgills to the south are worth walking through and are recognised as one of Wainwright’s favourite places.
Alongside the banks to the River Eden are Lacy’s Caves, which are carved into sandstone. Alongside this, the Settle to Carlisle railway also provides stunning views over the Valley. Stations for this route can be found in Lazonby, Armathwaite, Appleby, Langwathby and Kirkby Stephen.
The market town of Penrith is also nearby and gives you access to a number of facilities. As well as having a variety of specialist shops, there are also recognised supermarkets for all the produce you need.
There are endless things to do, regardless of what you are interested in. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break away or want to make the most of your time in Penrith, there’s always something to do. From walking and climbing to fishing and cycling, you are spoilt for choice. These include:
– Lazonby Open Air Pool
– Kirk Neuk Gallery
– Long Meg and Her Daughters Stone Circle
– Little Salkeld Watermill
– Broomrigg Circle
– Penrith Beacon
– Thacka Beck Nature Reserve
– Rheged Centre
– Broughham Castle
THE GREAT OUTDOORS & OTHER PLACES
Another place worth a visit is the Lake District. As a World Heritage Site, the national park is a popular attraction for people around the globe. It is the largest National Park in England and known for the country’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike.
There are a number of lakes to visit including Wastwater, Ullswater, and Windermere. Towns like Ambleside, Keswick and Bowness offer the perfect day out for visitors to the area. There are also a number of places in and around the surrounding area where you can walk. Below is a list of walking trails that we recommend to those staying at Moss Bank Country Lodges:
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