We believe that the Eden catchment is one of Cumbria’s best-kept secrets, but don’t take our word for it – why not go off the tourist track and discover Eden for yourself this summer!
Eden’s rivers wind their way through dramatic scenery on their meandering journey to the sea. The source of the Eden is high in the fells near Mallerstang common. From there, it flows through lush valleys, past ancient monuments and settlements before opening out into to the wide expanses of sand and mud flats of the Solway Firth.
There’s wildlife aplenty to see beside Eden’s rivers. Look out for herons and kingfishers scouting for fish and insects, or perhaps a flock of wading birds enjoying a rest by the sea en route to warmer/colder climes.
To help you discover Eden, we’ve put together some trails featuring some places to explore throughout the area.
All of our trails use public footpaths, so should be accessible (with care in places) but please note, a small number of the footpaths may have fallen into disrepair since these leaflets were produced (in 2007) and following Storm Desmond in 2015.
We’d love to see where you’ve been in Eden – please tag us in your photos of Eden’s rivers and amazing places on social media. @edenriverstrust (Twitter and Instagram)
Photos: Water Cut sculpture, Mallerstang by Rod Ireland photography