Natural rivers for life

Find out what makes the Eden special

Eden is a unique and beautiful network of rivers, becks and lakes, stretching 80 miles from Hellgill Force to the Solway Firth. Covering an impressive 850 square miles, it is the lifeblood of the area and it is under threat.

Here at Eden Rivers Trust our vision is for a healthy Eden for all and we need your help. Eden is your river to explore and enjoy, we believe that working together we can make a big difference to the health of our rivers making the Eden a better place for people and wildlife.

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#iwill adventures

Twenty-three young people, two adventures and a willingness to try something new = social action, fun in the outdoors & life-long friendships

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Eden Rivers Wonder World exhibition

Eden Rivers Wonder World exhibition

An ambitious, interactive family exhibition co-created and developed by ourselves and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery and enjoyed by over 10,000 people in the summer of 2018

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Digger removing a weir in the River Eamont

Removing barriers in the river

In 2016, we removed weirs on two rivers to improve fish passage as part of our five-year Eden River Restoration strategy

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The Big Eden Tree Plant needs you!

Can you dig it? Get your boots on and help us to plant 10,000 trees this winter.

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Things to do

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See all the latest events in your area

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Explore new places in Eden by boot, bike or boat

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Activities to download

Browse our wide range of fun activity sheets

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Help us to improve and protect The Eden for people & wildlife


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There's lots of ways you can get involved to help your local river

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