Local Tourist Information
Local Towns and Villages
Set on the northern edge of the Howgill fells in limestone country.The communitys main activity is farming fell sheep.
A traditional market town of historic buildings, cobbled yards, quaint corners and interesting shops, it is surrounded by a landscape of pastoral rural scenery and wild uplands.
Appleby lies in a loop of the river Eden and is overlooked by the Pennine range with the Lake District Fells showing on the western horizon, just a few miles away. The town is an ideal centre for tourists of all types and is the starting point for many dozens of walks over the surrounding fell countryside.
Penrith is a large town acting as a regional centre for the eastern Lake District, lying just outside the National Park.The attractive town is the hub of the Eden Valley. It is an important shopping centre, with a good mix of traditional shops and sophisticated arcades. Leading off Penrith's main streets are many old yard entrances with interesting inscriptions on the lintels.
The attractive old market town of Sedbergh, with its old world atmosphere, is not only set in the magnificent western dales of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, but is also close to the rugged eastern fells of the Lake District
Top quality bank fishing for rainbow trout on 3 lakes in a beautiful Cumbrian setting.
Riverside Golf Club is a picturesque course in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It enjoys an idyllic setting, nestling under the Howgill fells in the village of Ravenstonedale.
Appleby Sports Centre is an outstanding multi-purpose facility.
Escorted pony trekking over glorious countryside overlooking Lake Ullswater in the English Lake District. Horses and ponies to suit all the family.
The Settle to Carlisle Railway is England's Most Scenic Railway.
Working dairy farm, which produces over 30 flavours of homemade ice cream.
Kennedys Fine Chocolates, have been making a wonderful assortment of handmade chocolates at our 'factory' (more of a kitchen than a factory!) in the picturesque Cumbrian village of Orton since 1991.