Appleby-In-Westmorland River Walk Scenery – Eden Valley Cumbria Walks – Tour England Walking Holidays UK
Enjoy some great Appleby-In-Westmorland river walk scenery with relaxing music to see if you fancy Eden Valley Cumbria walks whilst on tour England Walking Holidays UK. Appleby lies within a loop of the lovely River Eden and borders the Northern Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The scenery includes open fields to Hoff Beck stream which was crossed several times; Rutter Force waterfall; and the beautiful River Eden.
Walking & Appleby-In-Westmorland River Walk
Appleby-In-Westmorland’s main industry is tourism due to its history, remote location and scenery. It is an excellent centre for walking, exploring the surrounding area and enjoying the scenery, due to its closeness to the North Pennines, the Lake District, Swaledale and Howgill Fells.
This specific river walk included some beautiful open field ecenery, riverside scenery along the River Eden and beside Hoff Beck stream, and also visited a picturesque waterfall called Rutter Force.
The historic market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland lies in the beautiful Eden Valley, Cumbria, England, UK. It is a town and civil parish and is positioned within a loop of the River Eden. Appleby has a privately owned Castle which was built by the Norman, Ranulf le Meschin, at the start of the 12th century and was restored by the formidable Lady Anne Clifford during the 17th century. The Normans utilised the River Eden’s loop to provide a natural means of defence. With a tree lined main street connecting the Castle at the top of the hill with the Church of St. Lawrence, Appleby is one of the most attractive towns in the Eden Valley.
At a length of 145 kilometres, or 90 miles, the lovely River Eden is completely Cumbrian and is the longest in Cumbria. Being one of the few large rivers in England that travels northwards, it goes through north and east Cumbria from its source in the Pennines near the North Yorkshire border to its mouth at the Solway Firth.
The Eden Valley gets its name from the River Eden which begins in the Pennines near the North Yorkshire border. The valley is a green and fertile region and in medieval times the valley was susceptible to raiders from Scotland. As a consequence, there were a number of “pele towers” and castles built in the region as a defence against the Scottish marauders. Travelling north down the Eden Valley you will observe its wideness and lowness of the hills each side, which give a feeling of wide open spaces. Most of the countryside is farmland, with open fields bordered by hedgerows and dry-stone walls. This is all excellent walking country with many paths to choose from.
The county of Cumbria is in the North West of England. To the north of Cumbria lies Scotland and on its eastern border is County Durham and Northumberland. In the south east lies North Yorkshire and on the southern border is Lancashire. Finally, to the west of Cumbria lies the Irish Sea. Within Cumbria you will find the Lake District and the Lake District National Park. Many people regard “The Lakes” as one of the most stunning regions in England.