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Guided Walks

Check the Walks section on our Events listing for more details of walking events in Eden.

Why not try a guided walk with one of the following organisations:

Kirkby Stephen walkers

Dawdles and 'Legstretcher' walks in Kirkby Stephen

‘Dawdles’ walks are short guided strolls taking place every Thursday morning, starting from the Market Square in Kirkby Stephen. 

‘Legstretchers’ are longer walks in the surrounding area, once a month on a Friday. Both are organised by the Walkers are Welcome group. 

More information can be found on the Walk Eden website.


Ramblers Wellbeing Walks

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks are free, short walks that take place all across England. They’re designed to help you take the first step towards better health, wellbeing and happiness – and with hundreds of walks happening every week, you’re sure to find one right on your doorstep. 

There’s no need to book or plan a route. All you need to do is pull on your shoes and join!

Lake District National Park

The Lake District National Park run a series of free guided walks in a variety of different areas inWalkers in Glenridding photo by Helen Shaw Eden. 


Settle - Carlisle Railway

The Friends of the Settle - Carlisle Railway Line arrange free guided walks from Armathwaite, Lazonby, Appleby and Kirkby Stephen stations along the scenic railway line

The Friends of Dales Rail also offer guided walks from the Leeds-Settle to Carlisle Railway.

Blue Badge Guides

Blue Badge Guides are qualified tourist guides -  identified by their distinctive Blue Badge - who will enhance your visit to Cumbria – no matter how long or short your stay!

Their aim is to give you an enjoyable and memorable experience by unravelling the stories of the people, legends, culture and heritage that make up this glorious part of England.  Services offered range from narrated guided tours on coaches and minibuses, walking tours and customised itinerary planning to talks and multilingual guiding.