Walking leaflets and OS Maps
Discover Eden Walking Series
This is an excellent series of walks in Eden, originally produced by the East Cumbria Countryside Project.
Walks in Eden include:
Brougham and Eamont Bridge trail (3¾ miles/6 km). A walk with two rivers, a Roman fort, a castle, a fortified manor house, and two ancient henges
- The Brougham and Eamont Bridge trail can be downloaded from the Eden Rivers Trust website.
Church Brough Walk (6¼ miles/10km). A walk through an ancient farmed landscape, with two churches, a Norman castle, a river, a pub, a castellated folly, and stunning views every step of the way.
- The Church Brough walk can be downloaded from the Eden Rivers Trust website.
Crosby Ravensworth Walk (3.5 and 6 miles/ 5.5km and 10km). A walk with a church, a ruined 14th century tower house, lost villages, heather moors and woodland, and the source of the River Lyvennet
- The Crosby Ravensworth walk can be downloaded from the Eden Rivers Trust website.
Appleby-in-Westmorland, Hoff and Great Ormside Walk (7 miles/11km). A walk with a castle, two churches, two rivers, two water mills and a waterfall
- The Appleby-in-Westmorland, Hoff and Great Ormside walk can be downloaded from the Eden Rivers Trust website.
Kirkby Stephen, Ewbank Scar and the Nine Standards Walk (4 3/4 miles/7.5kms). A walk with a small cathedral, a Viking god, exotic parrots, wild woods, a towering limestone cliff and nine mysterious cairns
- The Kirkby Stephen, Ewbank Scar and the Nine Standards walk can be downloaded from the Eden Rivers Trust website.
Ravenstonedale and Smardale (7.5 miles/12km). A walk with two nature reserves, three pubs, an ancient church and priory, a flower rich meadow, a meandering beck, Giants' Graves and a railway viaduct
- The Ravenstonedale and Smardale walk can be downloaded from the Eden Rivers Trust website.
Shap and Rosgill (4.5 miles/7.5km). A walk through cattle country with the River Lowther, mysterious earthworks, standing stones, ruins of an Abbey, and spectacular views of the Lake District mountains
- The Shap and Rosgill walk can be downloaded from the Eden Rivers Trust website.
Lacy's Caves Walk (4.5 miles/7km). A walk discovering a water mill, the river, a hermit's cave, a lost village, a church and a druids' circle
- The Lacy's Cave walk is available to download from the Eden Rivers Trust website.
Mallerstang, Wild Boar Fell and Pendragon Castle Walk (5¾ miles/9kms). A walk along an ancient green highway with mountains, an iconic sculpture, a deep gorge, a waterfall, the Settle/Carlisle railway, and the infant River Eden
- The Mallerstang, Wild Boar Fell and Pendragon Castle walk is available to download from the Eden Rivers Trust website.
Asby Scar National Reserve
From Orton towards Great Asby to ramble across Great Asby Scar National Nature Reserve, a large expanse of grassland with over 20 acres of limestone pavement and lovely views. Download the leaflet from the Natural England website.
Walking leaflets for Alston
- Alston's Nent Valley - (3 miles/4.8km, 1.5 to 2 hours) Alston Moor offers clear air and magnificent views which contrast with the industrial archaeology of its mining past. Much of this is evident on the quiet, pleasant walk along the River Nent to Blagill, returning to Alston on a medieval road, now a bridle path
- Annat Walls and Nattrass Gill - (4 miles/6.5km, 1.5 to 3 hours) Through fields and past farmhouses, this walk gives you a chance to see at close hand the farming life of Alston Moor. There are magnificent views of the surrounding countryside, the tumbling stream of Nattrass Gill, a most interesting variety of flora and evidence of Alston's past
- Of Poaching and Poss-Sticks - (4.5 miles/7.2km, 2 to 4 hours) This exciting walks takes you to a waterfall behind which you can join dancing fairies, and returns along the River Tyne with a wealth of plants and birds to be seen. The mining and smallholding history of Alston Moor comes alive in the landscape
- Gaining Ground - (2 miles/3km, 1 to 2 hours) Your walk takes you through four areas that are owned and administered for the benefit of the population of Alston Moor, giving you a glimpse into the strong community ethic that pervades life here
- A Walk Around Alston - (1 mile/1.5km, 45 minutes to 1 hour) This walk gives you a glimpse of Alston town's fascinating history. There's an option to double the walk length to take in the South Tynedale Railway.
- Garrigill Village Walk - The now-tranquil village of Garrigill was once a major lead-mining centre. Explore the village on a short stroll (on road surfaces) which will introduce you to the history and present life here
- Water Power in Alston - (1.5 miles/2.4km) One small stream was channelled to provide power for many mills, and this walk follows the course of the mill race through Alston
- South Tyne Trail - follows the route of the River South Tyne from the source to Haltwhistle. Open to walkers and cyclists it is almost 23 miles (36.5km) long and is a fantastic way to experience the North Pennines
Isaac's Tea Trail
Walk in the footsteps of the legendary tea seller and fund raiser Isaac Holden. Discover green valleys and cross wild moors with stunning views across Northumberland and Cumbria. Purchase from Alston and Penrith Tourist Information Centres.
- The Northern Fells
- The Eastern Fells
- The Far Eastern Fells
OS Maps covering Eden
- OL 5 The English Lakes North Eastern Area - OS Explorer (1:25 000 scale)
- OL 19 Howgill Fells and Upper Eden Valley - OS Explorer (1:25 000 scale)
- OL 31 North Pennines - OS Explorer (1:25 000 scale)
- OS 86 Haltwhistle and Brampton Landranger (1:50,000)
- OS 91 Appleby-in-Westmorland Landranger (1:50,000)
- OS 90 Penrith, Keswick and Ambleside area Landranger (1:50,000)