Eden Valley and North Pennines
The Eden Valley is remarkably little known, but is visited time and again by those who have discovered it. The River rises in Mallerstang, and flows through the old market towns of Kirkby Stephen and Appleby. As it moves northward towards the sea at the Solway Firth beyond Carlisle, it becomes broader and slower, but has dramatic moments where sandstone cliffs plunge down to the water.
The Eden Valley lies between the North Pennines (an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty) and the Lake District. To the south is the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and to the North lie Carlisle and Hadrian’s Wall.
Overview of the Eden Valley
Overview of the North Pennines