Eden Way
80 mile walk following the River Eden from sea to source

The Eden Way follows the course of the River Eden from sea to source, almost 80 miles through some splendid scenery.

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Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: Rockcliffe to Carlisle (8m)
Day 2: Carlisle to Wetheral to Armathwaite (17m)
Day 3: Armathwaite to Langwathby (11m)
Day 4: Langwathby to Appleby (15m)
Day 5: Appleby to Warcop to Kirkby Stephen (15m)
Day 6: Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale Head via Black Fell Moss (16m)


£715 per person (single)
£605 per person (based on two sharing)
£570 per person (based on group of 3)
£550 per person (based on group of 4 or more)


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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Walking Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£220 per person (single)
£110 per person (based on two people)
£75 per person (based on group of 3)
£55 per person (based on group of 4 or more)


Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Walk Information

  • Holiday Options
  • Walk Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £50.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Walk Information
The Eden, Cumbria’s longest, and to many eyes, most beautiful river is about 78 miles in length from where it enters the Solway Firth to the north of Carlisle, to its source below Hugh Seat high on Black Fell Moss near the head of the Mallerstang valley, and runs in a generally south to north direction.

The walk, from sea to source, takes us southwards through the rich red sandstone farmland of the Vale of Eden past many picturesque villages and townships, most of which have strong historical associations. There are several ancient castles and churches gracing the landscape, all of which justify a visit, whilst time spent in exploring the alley-ways, market places, and shops of the country towns visited, will be found to be time very pleasantly spent.

Every village and settlement passed through, has its own charm and a wealth of history, and the walk in general is an ornithologists delight. The walk commences at Rockcliffe on the Solway, following the river upstream past the City of Carlisle, through the sleepy Vale of Eden and the villages of Wetheral, Armathwaite, Kirkoswald, Langwathby, and then the country towns of Appleby and Kirkby Stephen, before entering the wild and ruggedly scenic Mallerstang valley, where the ruined Pendragon castle was once home to Uther Pendragon, King Arthur’s father. From here the countryside changes dramatically to high hills and wild fells, and the walker must be suitably equipped and clothed for the changeable ground and weather conditions likely to be encountered in this area.

This walk commences in lush green pastures with easy walking alongside a slow-flowing river, and ends on a windswept fell at 688m. (2200ft.) above sea-level, so it is as well to be prepared, carrying warm and wet-weather clothing as a necessity, as well as sufficient food and drink, since this will not be available in the later stages of the walk, once you have started-out for the day.

OS Explorer Maps
OL5 - English Lakes - North-eastern area
OL19 - Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley
OL31 - North Pennines
315 - Carlisle

Guide Books
"The Eden Way" by Stuart W. Greig - Published by Pocket Routes 

ViewRanger Digital Maps
Digital Maps can be viewed on a modern smartphone using an appropriate ‘app’, which is usually provided as part of any map purchase. Brigantes are happy to recommend ViewRanger for all your digital mapping and mobile navigation needs.

The ViewRanger Shop provides Ordnance Survey maps for all parts of the UK, as well as the National Trail and selected Long Distance Paths. Map segments can also be purchased ad-hoc, allowing you to cover any walk you plan to take.

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