Walking in Eden
Eden in Cumbria The Lake District is a paradise for walkers. As well as Lake District walking, Eden also offers the limestone landscape of the Orton Fells, the beautiful River Eden, countryside and attractive villages of the Eden Valley, and part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Alfred Wainwright's guides feature numerous fells around Ullswater (arguably England's most beautiful lake) and Haweswater. The northern fringe of the Howgill Fells as far as the Yorkshire Dales National Park is an area for quiet uninterrupted walking.
Travel on the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway and walk from stations along the Eden Valley section of the line. Kirkby Stephen has 'Walkers are Welcome' accreditation, the first town in Cumbria to have obtained this.
Eden has an extensive public rights of way network, plus a range of maps and guidebooks, expert help, outdoor shops and welcoming places to stay to help you get the most out of your visit.
Just make your choice from the list below to find out more:
Family Walks: Our easiest walks and town trails on level paths over short distances
Guided Walks: Including walks from stations on the famous Settle-Carlisle railway
Fell Walks: High level walks across steeper, exposed and sometimes-rocky terrain
Long Distance Walks: Longer distance routes including the Coast-to-Coast Walk and the Pennine Way both of which run through Eden
Rambles: Leisurely strolls in our valleys and on lower-lying fellsy
- Walking Help: The Ordnance Survey maps covering Eden, outdoor shops, weather forecasts and the Countryside Code
Walking Events - Visit our events listing and search for walking events in Eden, including guided walks and talks
Looking for walker friendly accommodation in Eden?
The Eden area offers a range of walker-friendly places to stay. Establishments in our Eden and Lake District accommodation section displaying 'Walkers Welcome' provide extra facilities and services for walking guests confirmed by inspection.