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Get Around Eden

Once you are here, you can begin your tour of Eden. You could even leave the car behind and use the bus, train, bike, Steamer or electric car (a Twizy!)


By Train

The Settle Carlisle Railway runs through Eden, with trains stopping at stations at Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Langwathby, Lazonby and Armathwaite. 

**The Settle Carlisle Railway line is closed between Appleby and Carlisle following a large landslip near Armathwaite. Until further notice trains will run only between Appleby and Leeds (and vice versa). Rail replacement coaches will run Carlisle to/from Appleby. One bus will travel directly Carlisle to/from Appleby and another travel Carlisle to/from Appleby calling at Langwathby, Lazonby and Armathwaite. For up to date information please visit the Settle to Carlisle Railway website.**


By Bus

Bus Timetables for the whole of Eden can be found on the County Council website.

  • Cumbria Classic Coaches offer trips and excursions throughout the year on their vintage half-cab buses, capturing the spirit of England's rural history

  • The Traveline website offers comprehensive travel information for Eden

  • Fellrunner buses serve most of the villages in the Penrith area with services to Penrith or Carlisle. All buses are driven by local volunteers for the benefit of the community. Most services allow for about 3 hours in Penrith and 4 hours in Carlisle

  • Grand Prix Coaches run the bus services from Penrith to Kirkby Stephen and the villages in between, telephone 017683 41328 for more information

  • National Express coaches operate a service from Penrith to destinations outside Eden. For further information telephone 08717 818181

  • NBM run a service in and around Penrith for further information telephone 01768 892727

  • Robinsons buses operate in and around the Appleby area, for further information telephone 017683 51424

  • Stagecoach run a bus service within Eden. Individual bus timetables for specific routes are available from Cumbria County Council to make planning your trip around Eden easier

  • Telfords 680 service between Nenthead, Alston, Brampton and Carlisle runs Monday to Saturday (excluding Bank Holidays). For further information telephone 013873 75677

  • Wright Bros coaches operate services from Nenthead and Alston to Hexham, Newcastle, Brampton and Carlisle.  For further information telephone 01434 381200

  • Roof of England Bus: Opportunity for visitors to visit Alston and the surrounding area. Service operates from Sunday 1st May to Sunday 2nd October 2016.

By Bike

Why not explore Eden's epic scenery by bike?  Bring your own or hire one when you get here to discover all that Eden has to offer.

By 'Steamer'

Ullswater 'Steamers' create the perfect opportunity to travel around Lake Ullswater by boat.

By Car


Car Hire and Rental

Or why not enjoy Eden with a classic car from Lakes and Dales Classic Car Hire


Electric Cars (Twizy)

For transport with a difference - a flock of electric 'sheep' - Twizys - are now available to hire to explore Eden and the Ullswater Valley. They are available for hire and are the perfect way to take short journeys around the area in the knowledge that your low carbon footprint will be helping the area

For more details visit Co-Wheels.

Electric Vehicle charge points can be found at Glenridding and Rheged.

Further information

For any further information about getting around Eden, please contact Penrith Tourist Information Centre.