Plan Ahead for your visit to Eden
We are delighted to welcome you back to Eden to enjoy our beautiful countryside and landscapes and we know our businesses are looking forward to your return. Many of our businesses also offer a mail order service, so you can also enjoy a taste of Eden from home.
In order to make the most of your visit, please plan ahead. Please visit kindly so we can all enjoy this beautiful area together.
Remember to follow the Countryside Code
The Countryside Code has been refreshed to encourage visitors to respect, protect and enjoy to great outdoors. Please respect the local area and its communities.
Respect other people
- Be considerate to
- those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside
- Leave gates and property as you find them
- Do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking
- Be nice, say hello, share the space
- Follow local signs and keep to marked paths unless wider access is available
Protect the natural environment
- Leave no trace of your visit, take all your litter home. Remember there are very few bins away from towns
- Take care with BBQs and do not light fires
- Remember that wild camping and fly camping is not allowed without landowner permission
- Go to the toilet responsibly, do not leave poo on the ground. Take a look at the Lake District National Park's outdoor toilet tips.
- Always keep dogs under close control, and always on a lead around farm animals.
- Care for nature - do not cause damage or disturbance
- Dog poo - bag it and bin it!
Enjoy the outdoors
- Plan ahead and check what facilities are open - use SaferLakes.co.uk to check which car parks and areas are busy be prepared to go somewhere else.
- Check your route and local conditions
- Follow advice and local signs and obey social distancing measures
- Enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory!
Before heading out ask yourself three questions:
1. Do I have the right gear?
2. Do I know what the weather will be like?
3. Am I confident I have the knowledge and skills for the day?
More information on how to be AdventureSmart and lots of helpful safety tips and advice can be found on the AdventureSmart website.
Eden’s Attractions and Eateries
Penrith Tourist Information Centre
Please check the opening times for other Tourist Information Centres in Eden, where staff are happy to help with any queries you have.
Car Parking Information
Please bear in mind that car parks get very busy at peak times. The Lake District National Park Authority have set up a monitoring system to help manage parking capacity and ensure you have a safe visit.
Their Safer Lakes website will help you plan ahead www.saferlakes.co.uk
Information on where to park in our towns is available on the Eden District Council website.
Always stick to designated parking spaces and please park considerately in villages to ensure local communities remain safe.
The Government has produced a Safer travel for passengers easy read guide which is available online. The requirement to wear face coverings in law has been lifted. However, the government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.
Vanlife - Motorhomes and Campervans
We know lots of people are planning on visiting Eden and the Lake District in their motorhomes and campervans this year. Cumbria Tourism have some useful information to help you plan your trip. Visit their website for useful information if you are planning a visit with a Motorhome or Campervan.
Getting around Eden
Details of how you can travel around Eden once you are here are available in our Get around Eden webpage. This includes bus times, car and cycle hire, plus where you can charge your electric bike or car.
You can check where there are public toilet facilities in Eden on the Eden District Council website.
Be water aware
Need health advice while you are in Cumbria?
We hope you have an enjoyable stay, but just in case you feel unwell here is some information on the best way to access urgent health services.
If you need urgent medical care and you’re thinking about going to A&E you should contact
111.nhs.uk online or call 111.
If you need to go to A&E you may be given a time slot. This will help maintain social distancing in our waiting rooms. You could be directed to another health service and be seen more quickly.
If you have a life threatening emergency you should call 999.
We’re Good to Go
Look out for the We’re Good To Go mark. This means that the business has demonstrated that they are adhering to the respective Government and public health guidance.
You can check which businesses are registered as Good to Go by visiting the Good to Go website.