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Step out to discover some of Eden’s amazing walks during English Tourism Week

This year, we are encouraging local people and visitors to step out and enjoy some of thWalking boot photo by Tony West courtesy of the Cumbria Photo Librarye huge range of walks on offer in this beautiful corner of Cumbria during English Tourism Week 2018.

Running from 17 to 25 March, English Tourism Week provides an extra opportunity to celebrate the huge variety of walks that are on offer around the Eden Valley, Ullswater and the North Pennines.

Special Walks for English Tourism Week include:

Sunday 18 March: History in our Countryside: The Lowther Valley, Askham Fell and Heughscar Hill 7.5 miles

Thursday 22 March: Dawdles Walk Northern Viaduct Trust accessible walk

Friday 23 March: Around or over Dufton Pike: a prominent peak on the East Fellside 4.5 miles

Friday 23 March: Iconic Features of the North Pennines: Great Rundale, Maize Beck and High Cup Nick 10 miles

Places on these special walks are limited and must be pre booked.

Please visit the individual walks for more information and details of what equipment you will need to bring with you.

"We are delighted to be running these special walks during English Tourism Week" said Graham Allan, Chair, Penrith Ramblers and Ann Sandell, Chair, Kirkby Stephens Walkers are Welcome. "Walking is a very popular pastime amongst local people and visitors. It helps people discover more about the area and helps them stay fit and well at the same time. We hope more people will find out why walking together is great fun as they set out on any of our special tourism week walks this year."

"The walks are just one example of how the area will showcase itself during English Tourism Week. English Tourism Week 2018 is all about celebrating what's great about our area's dynamic and fascinating tourism industry" said Charlie Thornton, Tourism Development Officer at Eden District Council. "With over 4 million visitors to Eden every year it is no wonder that Eden's wealth of walking opportunities have become popular with growing numbers of people. We hope these special walks running during English Tourism Week will open people's eyes to some new walking gems." To find out more about walking in the Eden Valley, North Pennines and Ullswater visit our extensive range of walking information.

To sign up for any of the Penrith Ramblers walks please contact the Penrith Tourist Information Centre Team, on 01768 867466 or email

To register interest in the Kirkby Stephen Dawdles walk please email:

We are also running a special competition with a range of amazing prizes donated by local tourism businesses as well as teaming up with Penrith Ramblers and Kirkby Stephen Walkers are Welcome to offer local people and visitors the chance to explore parts of Eden in the company of expert walking guides on a series of free walks.