Kirkby Stephen in the Upper Eden Valley, Cumbria

Kirkby Stephen, Brough and Appleby are the towns of the upper Eden Valley in Cumbria, close to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks, and to the North Pennines AONB. We may later have a page specifically about Kirkby Stephen but meanwhile, here are some relevant items from the Around-England blog describing aspects of the area.

Around-England is now in Kirkby Stephen

October 7, 2014

Kirkby Stephen is a village in the Eden Valley, Cumbria, popular with walkers on the surrounding fells and on the route of the Coast to Coast walk from St. Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay devised by Alfred Wainwright in the early 1970s. It is now also home to the Around-England web sites. After several years […]

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Return to the Eden

October 3, 2011

How good it is to be back in the Eden Valley after a week in Brussels. A string of lectures, project supervision and a panel debate with Euro-officials and politicians were hard work but very enjoyable, especially the days spent with a group of twentyfive wonderful 20-25 year old students from countries all over Europe. […]

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Pendragon Castle, Mallerstang, Cumbria

July 7, 2011

Of all the castles inherited by Lady Anne Clifford, Countess of Pembroke, in the 17th century Pendragon Castle must have been in the wildest and most remote-feeling location of them all. The Mallerstang valley in Cumbria, between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, and just to the south of the North Pennines AONB […]

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Lady Anne’s Way – Walking the Yorkshire Dales & Eden Valley

July 1, 2011

Recently I’ve made several references to castles in the Eden Valley, Cumbria, which were rebuilt or considerably restored by Lady Anne Clifford in the 17th century. There was a post about Brough Castle and also a quick photo upload of Brougham Castle by the River Eamont near Penrith. I’ve still to add others, especially Pendragon […]

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