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Walking, Cycling and Activites in Appleby

Walking

Appleby lies at the heart of the Eden Valley and is an excellent centre for exploring the varied surrounding landscape on foot, bicycle, car or horseback.

The Dales Highway, The Westmorland Way, Lady Anne's Way, and The Pennine Way are all long distance walking routes in and around Appleby.

Cycling

The town is on the North Pennine and the Sea-to-Sea cycle route. Many of the quiet country roads are part of the National Cycle Network. Most of the charming villages in the area offer resting places and refreshment to the traveller. Appleby Tourist Information Centre provides comprehensive information on walking and cycling routes in Eden and the North Pennines.

Some great rides can be enjoyed around Appleby and a free leaflet available from the Tourist Information Centre describes five "Do in a Day" cycle routes from Kirkby Stephen and Appleby.

Electric bikes are available to hire in Appleby from The Midland Hotel and Wild Rose Caravan Park.  All bookings must be made in advance - contact Appleby Tourist Information Centre for further details.

 

Other Activities

For the more energetic there is an indoor swimming pool, gym, climbing wall and fully equipped Sports Centre. Visitors are welcome to play tennis, squash and bowls at the local clubs.

The 18 hole golf course is unsurpassed for the beauty of its scenery and the cricket ground, between the river and the church, is the essence of rural England. The River Eden is renowned for its trout fishing and the tranquil beauty of the riverside walks.