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Cicerone Guides: Walking in Cumbria's Eden Valley: 30 Routes Between Source and Sea

Walking / Outdoor GuideOut of Print

Series: Cicerone British Walking Guides

By: Vivienne Crow

192 pages, 100 colour photos and 45 OS map extracts

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Jun 2011 | #192876 | ISBN-13: 9781852846343
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About this book

Walking guide to 30 day walks in the Eden Valley, in the north of Cumbria, following the River Eden from Kirkby Stephen past Penrith and Carlisle to the Solway Firth. A wide range of day routes, from 4 to 17 miles in length, past ruined castles, churches and prehistoric settlements with stunning views of the Lake District, Pennines and Scottish hills. If Cumbria's beautiful Eden Valley were anywhere but next to the Lake District, it would be full of tourists. As it is, few venture this far, leaving locals to delight in the fact that they have this wonderful area, with its rich natural and human heritage, all to themselves. This new guidebook covers routes from the source of the River Eden, high in the wild Pennines, through undulating countryside and past red sandstone villages, right up to the vast, open expanses of the Solway marshes on the Scottish border. Walkers can enjoy anything from day-long moorland hikes to gentle riverside and woodland strolls, taking in attractive gorges, flower-filled meadows, limestone pavement and one of England's largest stone circles. Routes are graded 1 to 5, many linking with the Settle-Carlisle railway line. Packed with historical information.



The Eden Valley
Wildlife and habitats
Where to stay
Getting around
Waymarking and access
Clothing, equipment and safety
Using this guide


Walk 1 Mallerstang and Nine Standards
Walk 2 Wild Boar Fell
Walk 3 The Infant Eden and Pendragon Castle
Walk 4 Kirkby Stephen to Appleby
Walk 5 Smardale Gill
Walk 6 Great Asby Scar
Walk 7 Crosby Ravensworth Fell
Walk 8 Maulds Meaburn and the Lyvennet Valley
Walk 9 Rutter Force
Walk 10 River Lyvennet at King's Meaburn
Walk 11 River Lowther at Bampton Grange
Walk 12 Lowther Park
Walk 13 Flakebridge Wood and Dufton Ghyll
Walk 14 Dufton Pike
Walk 15 High Cup
Walk 16 Mayburgh Henge and Brougham Castle
Walk 17 Culgaith and Acorn Bank
Walk 18 Cross Fell
Walk 19 Long Meg and Lacy's Caves
Walk 20 Melmerby Fell
Walk 21 Raven Beck and Kirkoswald
Walk 22 Armathwaite and Coombs Wood
Walk 23 Croglin and Newbiggin
Walk 24 Wetheral to Armathwaite
Walk 25 Talkin Fell and Simmerson Hill
Walk 26 Talkin Tarn and the Gelt
Walk 27 Quarry Beck and Ridgewood
Walk 28 Carlisle to Rockcliffe along the River Eden
Walk 29 Burgh Marsh
Walk 30 Rockcliffe Marsh

Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Useful contacts

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Vivienne Crow is a freelance writer and photographer who specialises in the outdoors and has a love of hill-walking. Based in Cumbria for the past 15 years, she is the assistant secretary of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.

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