Eden is a great place to enjoy a walk with your family. There are many easy walks on level paths over short distances. Have a look at our accessible walks section as these make good family walks and town trails are often good fun for children too!
Ullswater - Aira Force Walk
Try the Aira Force Circular Walk combined with a cruise on England's most beautiful lake - Ullswater with Ullswater 'Steamers.' An excellent short walk developed by the Victorians with great views from the top and bottom of a beautiful waterfall. Watch out for the red squirrels!
The following walk has been kindly supplied by Ullswater 'Steamers,' visit their website for more walks and up to date sailing times.
- Aira Force Circular Walk - (1 mile / 1.6 km / 3/4 to 1 hour average.)
Glenamara Park, near Ullswater National Trust walk
The National Trust website has a short easy walk through an ancient deer park with magnificent veteran trees and stunning views down to the lake.
- Glenamara Park - (2 miles / 3.2 km / 1 hour.)
Eden Church Trails
Discover Eden's religious past through these fascinating routes, stopping off at some of the area's most interesting and architecturally beautiful churches, available to download or pick up a leaflet from Penrith TIC.
Acorn Bank to Temple Sowerby walk
The National Trust website has a walk which takes in the industrial heritage of Acorn Bank as well as offering panoramic views across the Eden Valley to the Lakeland mountains.
- Acorn Bank to Temple Sowerby - (3.2 miles / 5.2km / 1 hour 30 minutes.)
Northern Viaduct Trust Walks, near Kirkby Stephen
Family friendly walks can be found on the Northern Viaduct Trust website.
Kirkby Stephen Family Adventure Trail
Follow the Kirkby Stephen Family Adventure Trail (3K) which has lots to look out for along the route plus a long list of free and inexpensive family activities to keep everyone entertained whatever the weather. Available via the Walk Eden website.
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!
The The Grumbletrog of Cliburn Moss gives you an idea of what the trails are like. This is a unique 1km walk around the boardwalks and swamps of Cliburn Moss Nature Reserve.
The Raven of Eycott Hill Tale Trail
A free illustrated map and story that follows the adventures of a little raven called Twilight who meets lots of interesting wildlife and folklore characters around Cumbria Wildlife Trust's Eycott Hill Nature Reserve. The leaflet was produced with support from Heritage Lottery Fund so free copies are available from Cumbria Wildlife Trust, to order your free copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01539 816300.