The Eden Way
is a walk that follows the River Eden, from sea to source, through the beautiful Eden valley. It visits Norman castles, follows in the footsteps of the Roman legions and explores the legacy of notable Westmorland characters such as Lady Anne Clifford and William Mounsey. Most overnight stops have a station on the Settle-Carlisle line, meaning easy access to side trips and accommodation. The walk begins at the coast and the Solway Firth, seeking out the River Eden as it meets the sea. It then follows the river through Carlisle, Armathwaite, Langwathby and Appleby, beneath the slopes of the Pennine hills, to Kirkby Stephen and then up to the spring which gives it life on the Mallerstang ridge. Walkers can then continue on, along the Yoredale Way or follow the Swale Way in reverse through Swaledale to Boroughbridge.