Walking In Eden
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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 - with Kirkby Stephen being the first town in Cumbria to have obtained this. The Walk Eden website provides information on the great walking available in the Upper Eden Valley.
The Ullswater Way is stunning 20 mile walking route around Ullswater. The route can be walked in either direction and from any starting point. Why not walk the route in shorter sections, using an open top bus or steamer to start your journey! More information can be found on Ullswater.org and the Friends of the Ullswater Way website.
Local Tourist Information Centres stock a full range of walking guide books, leaflets and OS maps to help you discover and enjoy Eden on foot. Whether you are looking for a full day's fell walk in the Lake District hills around Ullswater or a short stroll along the River Eden, the choice is yours!
Visit our 'what's on' listing for details of walking events in the area including walking festivals, tours and guided walks.
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.
Helvellyn was named the number one walk in 2018 on ITV's Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100 with Julia Bradbury.