Discover Eden in the Lake District, Cumbria's beautiful countryside or the history of the picturesque market towns in the area with your family.
Penrith: Follow the town trail around the centre of Penrith and discover this historic market town. Start at the Age Concern 'Shopmobility' unit at the foot of Sandgate. A town trail leaflet is available from Penrith Tourist Information Centre.
An Access for all Walk leaflet has been produced by the Rotary Club of Penrith. The route has been chosen to make the walk accessible to all, including those with disabilities.
Discover the far reaching views over the Lake District Fells, Solway Firth and the Scottish Hills by walking up to 'The Beacon' (1.1km), from Beacon Edge on the edge of town.
North Pennines AONB
On the South Tyne Trail at Alston there's a ¼ mile section of well-surfaced path leading from the South Tynedale Railway Station. It is easily accessible from the car park and riverside picnic site. The footpath continues down the South Tyne Valley adjacent to the narrow gauge railway. The South Tyne Trail leaflet is available from Alston Tourist Information Centre.
Tale Trails are local walks around Ullswater and the Eden Valley based around a fun story and a hand drawn map. Each Tale Trail has a map on one side and a fun story on the other which links to features on the map. Children can follow the colourful map and use the story to spot things and search for clues along the way! More information is available on the Tale Trails website.
|Acorn Bank near Temple Sowerby
(National Trust Gardens with Tearooms)
|0.8miles (1.3km)||Suitable for Buggies, wheelchairs and dogs on leads||NY617282|
|Dufton Ghyll||0.8miles (1.3km)||Suitable for dogs on leads||NY690250|
|Lacy's Cave near Little Salkeld and Glassonby||2.1miles (3.5km)||Suitable for dogs on leads||NY564363|
|Appleby Riverside Walk||
Suitable for buggies, wheelchairs and dogs on leads
|Smardale Gill National Nature Reserve near Kirkby Stephen||3.2miles (5.3km)||Suitable for Buggies, wheelchairs and dogs on leads||NY740082|
Stenkrith Park in Kirkby Stephen which includes the Viaducts Walk and the Poetry Path - telling the story of a year in the life of a hill farmer carved in stones along the way.
|2.2miles (3.5km)||Suitable for Buggies, wheelchairs and dogs on leads||NY772075|