Hill Walking and Fell Walking in Cumbria
The EdenValley offers an enormous variety of walking for people of all abilities, from pleasant strolls in unspoilt countryside to challenging high-level routes offering fantastic hill walking. Many long-distance walking routes pass through Eden, notably the Pennine Way and the Coast to Coast Walk, making the area an ideal destination for your hill walking holiday.
There are also lesser-known routes full of interest and challenge too, covering a variety of terrain, a wealth of flora and fauna and spanning centuries of man's struggle to tame the wilder uplands. This ideal fell walking holiday destination also offers shorter walks and strolls taking in riverside paths, and countryside rambles. If you prefer to have an more organised walking holiday, there are numerous guided walks throughout the year - take a look at the visit eden and GoLakes tourist board websites for further details of walking events. We are also fortunate to have the Settle Carlisle railway running through Appleby which offers many guided walks from different stations ranging in difficulty from hill walking to easy rambles. The Discover Eden website also has several circular walks which have been improved for easy access and are clearly marked.
Our location in Appleby also means that your hill walking is not restricted to the Eden Valley. The fells of the Lake District are within a short drive, as are the Howgills, The Yorkshire Dales and the rest of the North Pennines. There really are a cornucopia of fell walking options.
The Eden Valley provides an attractive venue for those wanting a short walking holiday and a convenient base for taking on some more serious hill walking. Have an England Short Break at the Tufton Arms Hotel for your next fell walking holiday.
There is a new recently published guide to a new long distance walk from Saltaire near Bradford to Appleby. The route is 90 miles long and takes 6 days and is called "The Dales Highway" The pocket sized guide is written by Tony and Chris Grogan and is just £6.99. All details are on their website www.daleshighway.org.uk . A worthy cause has come to my attention. Fix The Fells are endeavouring to prevent erosion and preserve our walks all over Cumbria