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Local Area

The Local Area

The Eden Valley is bounded on three sides by superb countryside – the North Pennines "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" to the east, the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the south and the Lake District National Park to the west. The River Eden rises in the fells of Mallerstang Common and meanders down the Eden Valley before reaching the Solway Firth by Carlisle and the Scottish Border.

This is superb walking country.

Visit some of the homes of Lady Anne CliffordBrougham and Brough Castles in the Eden Valley, Appleby CastlePendragon Castle in the Mallerstang Valley or take the Carlisle - Settle railway and stop off to see Skipton Castle.

Ullswater Steamers offer a relaxing way to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the area; or you can walk one way and take the boat back to your car. Visit Keswick on the banks of Derwentwater Lake with its many associations with Beatrix Potter one of the founders of the National Trust.

Enjoy a game at Appleby Golf Club with its spectacular views and wonderful bird life or walk in the magnificent Howgill Fells. Leacett Riding Centre offers excellent opportunities to enjoy the local area on horseback.

If you are a gardener, Holker HallLevens HallSizergh CastleDalemainHutton-in-the-Forest and Acorn Bank are all a drive away or visit Larch Cottage Nurseries at Melkinthorpe