Appleby is a great base for a walking holiday, as we have so many beautiful walks in the area to suit all levels and abilities.
Every Tuesday (April until end October) a Blue Badge guided Appleby Town and Riverside Walk. Meet at The Cloisters at 11.15am. From the River Eden to the ancient castle gates in the historic county town of Westmorland. The walk lasts one and half to two hours. Cost per person £7.50, residents special rate £5, children £2.50 (includes a donation to a local conservation charity). No need to book – just turn up on the day. All welcome!
If you’re visiting the Eden Valley, this map will help you plan out your trip. Explore the villages in the surrounding area to Appleby-in-Westmorland. If you want a hard copy of the map, come and see us in the Tourist Information Centre.
In Cumbria, we have a number of significant ash populations; ash trees in ancient woodlands found in the isolated valleys and those associated with historic farming systems of the region. Ash trees mark field boundaries, river courses, roadsides, and are also an important feature in many gardens and parks. In fact, ash trees are to be found almost everywhere, being the most important tree in the landscape of Cumbria, outside enclosed woodlands. However, there are many fine, ancient specimens not yet recognised, a reality we aimed to change through the Ancient Ash in Eden Project. Conservation of these trees is an important element in managing and sustaining the special character of Eden and North-East Cumbria.
The Ancient Ash Trees in Eden Project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has been led by Heart of Eden Development Trust and delivered by Silviculture Research International and was dedicated to the conservation of ancient ash trees in Eden District, Cumbria, England.