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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 Kirkby Stephen Station photo by Dave Willis courtesy of the Cumbria Photo LibraryTwizy!)

Watch Lonely Planet Ambassador Chloe Gunning on her recent visit to the Lake District without a car.


By Train

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

For up to date information and timetables 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.  They also operate a service Kirkby Stephen-Brough-Appleby-Penrith once a week

  • The 563 bus service Penrith to Appleby (and return) operates Monday to Friday
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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, photo by Dave Willis, courtesy of the Cumbria Photo Library

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



Car Hire and Rental

Why not enjoy Eden with a classic car from Lakes and Dales Classic Car Hire?

Lake District Chauffeurs (LCS) offer Chauffeur Services to visitors and businesses visiting Eden and surrounding areas.  


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

Co-Wheels Car Club

Collect your Co-wheels car from a train station any time, day or night, for pay as you go car hire to get you around Eden.  Members can access cars 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with keyless entry to the vehicles, allowing your car hire to fit seamlessly with your train travel. A simple hourly and mileage charge covers fuel and comprehensive insurance - so all you do is the driving! Cars are in designated bays and can be booked in advance or last minute either on-line or over the phone.  Available at Penrith Railway Station.


Further information

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