A timeless landscape waiting just for you!

Sitting between the Lake District, Scottish Borders and Northumbria, Carlisle and its region is a largely undiscovered delight. As people rush past on their journeys to more famous destinations they are unaware that much of the Eden Valley at the foot of which Carlisle is located, is designated as a Special Area of Conservation along its whole length.

From Moorland to Sea

Less well known is that the landscape around Carlisle is very diverse and ranges from dramtic moorland on the edge of the pennines, through rolling woodlands and lush farms to the Solway Coast, itself an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The marshlands starting just beyond the city at Rockcliffe is one of the largest saltmarsh nature reserves in the uk and home to many summer breeding and over wintering birds.

The whole area is a joy to explore with well marked trails ,footpaths, fantastic village pubs and hotels serving some top class food. In this unique landscape you can escape the crowds and have room to breathe while you discover the hidden gems of our area..

Enjoy the great outdoors with well marked trails and footpaths

Lying with the Pennines to the east and the Lake District Fells to the west, the beautiful Eden Valley is a mix of lush green countryside, rolling woodlands, traditional towns, and attractive sandstone villages dating back to viking settlements.

Water Sports Opportunities

The region is superb for water sports from wild water canoeing on our rivers to sailing on our lakes and tarns with a variety of clubs and leisure faciities like Talkin Tarn Country Park who are on hand to help you with planning and instruction on your visit.

Did you know! the river Eden and its tributaries offer some of the finest game fishing anywhere in the United Kingdom

This fact is often overlooked by those travelling to some of the better documented Salmon rivers of Scotland. As they speed over the river on the M6 motorway they are are unaware of the fine fishing right below them. The mix of private beats and fishing clubs is unsurpassed with good access throught the whole length of the river , in fact you can be casting a salmon fly right below the Castle walls in the centre of the town and enjoy a night out in the city afterwards.

For the Salmon Fisherman

The River Eden is a Prolific Salmon river. There are fish in the system all year round, and the stocks of Spring fish or early running fish are most certainly on the increase allowing anglers to indulge in their chosen sport knowing that the possibility of catching one or more of these magnificent creatures is a distinct possibility. Fly fishing and Spinning is available and both methods take their fair share of fish throughout the season on differing water levels and conditions.

For the Trout and Grayling Angler

Recognised throughout the world for providing quality fly fishing for Brown Trout and Grayling. The Eden and its tributaries like the Caldew, Pettril, Eamont and Lowther (among others) provide a staggering range of water types, offering the visiting angler everything from small streams to lake fed freestone rivers, fast shallows and deeper runs, to meandering flats and deeper flows which give the 'all round' angler the opportunity to employ a range of different techniques. Grayling are also abundant throughout the system providing first class sport during the winter months.
So what are you wating for! come and see for your self.

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