There's plenty of things to do in Eden Valley From river walks to strolls through ancient town's and villages. The valley has lots to offer.

 

At its popular local markets you'll find find locally grown food and a wide selection of crafts for sale by Eden Valley's many artisans. 

 

There's always exhibitions to see and many popular annual events throughout the year. Ask in I Love Eden Valley for ideas. 

 
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Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Plant Sale  

Plant Sale
When: 26th March 2019, 09:00-13:30, Where: St. Lawrence's Church, Appleby Cost: FREE

Two days, 26th-27th of plat sale at St. Lawrence's Church, Appleby. Sale opens at 9am and goes on into the early afternoon.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Spring Print at the Courtyard Gallery  

Spring Print at the Courtyard Gallery
When: 26th March 2019, 17:30-20:00, Where: Courtyard Gallery, Appleby, Eden Valley Cost: FREE

You are invited to the preview of Spring Print, a group exhibition showcasing original print-making, etchings, lithographs, wood-engravings, screen prints & lino-cuts at the Courtyard Gallery, Appleby.

The exhibition will be showing until the 18th of May.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Growing Vegetables  

Growing Vegetables
When: 26th March 2019, 10:30-12:30, Where: Larch Cottage Nurseries, Melkinthorpe Cost: £15

Designed for ambitious, beginning and improving vegetable gardeners, this workshop focuses on which vegetables are best to grow here in the Frozen North! Carefully planning and designing a worthwhile vegetable garden Top tips and techniques for growing crops and crop rotation Valuable crops to grow.

To book a place please contact marketing@larchcottage.co.uk or call 01931 712404.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Walkers are Welcome Tailbrigg Walk  

Walkers are Welcome Tailbrigg Walk
When: 28th March 2019, 10:30-12:30, Where: The Cloisters, Kirkby Stephen Cost: FREE

The Walkers are Welcome Tailbrigg Walk goes up and up to the top of Tailbrigg from where you can see the whole of the Eden Valley laid out. This walk takes part in the North Pennines AONB on moorland paths with spectacular views.

Boots essential. Allow extra time for the car journey. Optional refreshments in Kirkby Stephen after the walk.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Five Young Singers  

Five Young Singers
When: 28th March 2019, 19:00, Where: St Lawrence's, Appleby, Eden Valley Cost: £5 children FREE

An evening of music with canapés presented by Five Young Singers. A concert given by 5 of Joan Gordon's singing pupils supporting our Church fund-raising.

For further details write to applebyorganist16@hotmail.co.uk.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Gypsum in the Eden Valley  

Gypsum in the Eden Valley
When: 28th March 2019, 19:30, Where: Supper Room, Appleby Public Hall Cost: £5

Appleby in Westmorland Society present Gypsum in the Eden Valley. Gypsum (hydrated calcium sulphate) has been quarried or mined at Kirkby Thore for over 200 years.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Scottish Country Dance Class  

Scottish Country Dance Class
When: 28th March 2019, 19:45, Where: Morland Village Hall, Eden Valley Cost: £1.50

A weekly class for intermediate & advanced dancers. You don't need a partner. Join us keep active and make new friends. For more details contact Kay Fenton on kayfen@sky.com

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (2018)  

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (2018) plus Supper
When: 29th March 2019, 19:00, Where: Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall Cost: £8, £4 film only

Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall presents: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

Your supper is at 7pm with the film at 8pm. Tickets £8 film & supper or £4 film only. Booking 07584 251352 or email lynn-barnes@outlook.com.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Cumbria Vernacular Buildings Group's Study Day: Appleby's Buildings  

Cumbria Vernacular Buildings Group: Appleby's Buildings
When: 30th March 2019, 10:00-16:00, Where: The Hub, Appleby, Eden Valley Cost: £5

Cumbria Vernacular Buildings Group's Study Day is Appleby's Buildings, an all day event in conjunction with the Heritage Action Zone project. Bring your own packed lunch.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Hubcraft  

Hubcraft
When: 30th March 2019, 10:00-15:00, Where: The Hub, Appleby, Eden Valley Cost: FREE

Monthly artisan craft fair packed with locally produced crafts and gifts. Appleby-in-Westmorland's Hubcraft features an array of beautiful products from preserves, jewellery, textiles and mosaics to felted items and art work.

   
 
Whats on Eden Valley: The Met Opera perform Die Walküre  

The Met Opera perform Die Walküre
When: 30th March 2019, 16:00, Where: Rheged Centre, Penrith Cost: £19

Featuring the Ride of the Valkyries, Die Walküre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring cycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale.

Soprano Christine Goerke sings Brünnhilde, tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek are the love-struck twins, and Ring cycle veteran Philippe Jordan conducts. Cast includes Christine Goerke, Eva Maria Westbroek and Stuart Skelton. Sung in German.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: From Here to Absurdity.  

From Here to Absurdity
When: 30th March 2019, 19:30-21:00, Where: Dufton Village Hall, Eden Valley Cost: UNKNOWN

If you fancy live comedy that’s a bit different to regular stand-up, and enjoy a show that recalls the spirit of Peter Cook and Beyond the Fringe, the satirical sketch show From Here to Absurdity could well be to your taste.

The show lasts for about 90 minutes and comprises about 30 sketches and songs. The material focuses on the assorted idiocies of modern life. Booking via duftonvillagehall@gmail.com or 017683 53121.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Robbie Williams Tribute and Shaw Sound Disco.  

Robbie Williams Tribute and Shaw Sound Disco.
When: 30th March 2019, 19:30-24:00, Where: Market Hall, Appleby, Eden Valley Cost: £12.50

A charity event with a licensed bar from 7:30 pm to late at Appleby-in-Westmorland's Market Hall.

Tickets via Appleby-in-Westmorland Tourist Information or Shining Stars Nursery or call 017683 53333

   
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Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: [FUN]DRAISING FASHION SHOW  

[FUN]DRAISING FASHION SHOW
When: 3rd April 2019, 19:00, Where: Penrith Rugby Club, Penrith Cost: £5

A night out for the ladies with raffle, bar and refreshments on the night. Grab a fashion bargain.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Black Is The Colour Of My Voice  

Black is the Colour of My Voice
When: 3rd April 2019, 19:30-21:00, Where: Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club Cost: £10 child £8

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black is the Colour of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

Direct from sell-outs in Shanghai, New York, London and the Edinburgh Fringe, Apphia Campbell tours her acclaimed play with stunning vocals to village halls.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Walkers are Welcome Wharton Walk  

Walkers are Welcome Wharton Walk
When: 4th April 2019, 10:30-12:00, Where: The Cloisters, Kirkby Stephen, Eden Valley Cost: FREE

The Walkers are Welcome Wharton Walk passes through Nateby deer park to Wharton. Returning via Stenkrith Park. This walk takes part in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with spectacular views of Wild Boar Fell.

Allow extra time for the car journey. Optional refreshments in Kirkby Stephen after the walk. Boots are essential.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Learn to Paint  

Introduction to Paint
When: 4th April 2019, 10:00-15:30, Where: Castle Fine Arts, High Wiend, Appleby Cost: £48

Introduction to painting taking inspiration from the magical fells that surround us. Artist Mark Hilsden shows you how its done. All the materials are provided and you will take home a completed canvas.

Price includes a buffet lunch.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Cookery Workshop  

Cookery Workshop
When: 5th April 2019, 12:00-14:30, Where: Appleby Hub, Chapel Street, Appleby Cost: £35

Join us at Appleby Hub for one, or all, of our cookery workshops. This week 'Soups through the Seasons'. Ingredients included. Book your place, call 017683 51640

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: The Definitions of Kitchen Verbs  

The Definitions of Kitchen Verbs
When: 5th April 2019, 19:30, Where: Skirwith Village Hall, Penrith, Eden Valley Cost: £10, child £5

Poet and cellist Kenneth Wilson gives a moving solo show telling a story of love through poetry and music. You will laugh. You will cry. You will love better before it ends. And you will definitely want to take up the cello.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Tales of a Vicar  

Tales of a Vicar
When: 5th April 2019, 19:30, Where: Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club, Eden Valley Cost: £4

‘Tales of a Vicar’ is hosted by Nateby & Wharton Women's Institute. It's an evening of amusing anecdotes with the former RAF chaplain, The Rev’d Canon Ian Greenhalgh. A light supper in included in the £4 ticket price.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Las Vegas Night  

Las Vegas Night
When: 5th April 2019, 19:30, Where: Upper Eden Rugby Club, Kirkby Stephen, Eden Valley Cost: £15

Las Vegas Night is hosted by The Rotary Club of Upper Eden. Cocktail on arrival, buffet, Roulette & Blackjack, Rotary Wheel of Fortune & Disco. Booking via Rosemary Varley on 07940 995674

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: RAILWAY WALK  

RAILWAY WALK
When: 6th April 2019, 11:19, Where: Appleby Railway Station Cost: UNKNOWN

Friends of the Settle to Carlisle Line host a moderately strenuous12 mile railway themed walk. The route is Appleby - Murton - Murton Pike - High Clints - Ellerholme - Appleby.

The walk connects with 09:19 train from Leeds.

 

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Remi Harris Duo  

Remi Harris Duo
When: 7th April 2019, 19:30, Where: Bolton Memorial Hall, Eden Valley Cost: £9 adult £4.50 child

Remi Harris is an exciting guitarist whose music draws from gypsy swing, jazz, blues, rock and world music. Joined by Simon Smith on double bass, the duo play a fresh mix of original compositions, jazz standards and new arrangements of music from Django Reinhardt and Jimi Hendrix to Charlie Parker.

Described as “an incredible guitarist” by Jamie Cullum, Remi swaps his worldwide touring - from the Montreal Jazz Festival to the BBC Proms at the Albert Hall - for a series of intimate village hall performances interspersed with commentary about the history of the music he plays.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: The Chavasse Piano Trio  

The Chavasse Piano Trio
When: 7th April 2019, 19:30, Where: Market Hall, Appleby-in-Westmorland Cost: £12

Elizabeth Nurse (violin) George Needham (piano) and Joe Davis (cello) all met at Oxford and formed their trio in 2016. Joe will be familiar to many in our audience as he has now produced three operas in Penrith at St Andrew's with a company formed from many of his talented friends and often local musicians. The latest, Handel's Acis & Galatea played to a packed church at the end of July 2018. The trio are now weaving chamber music and concert soloist appearances around their post-grad studies in various conservatoires around the country.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Conservation in Cumbria  

Conservation in Cumbria
When: 8th April 2019, 14:30-16:30, Where: Friends Meeting House, Kirkby Stephen Cost: £3

Stephen Trotter, recently appointed Chief Executive of Cumbria Wildlife Trust, will reflect on his first months in the job and consider the future of conservation in Cumbria and the role the Trust should seek to play in it.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: “Theatre Tales” by Conrad Lynch  

“Theatre Tales” by Conrad Lynch
When: 9th April 2019, 19:30, Where: Great Asby Village Hall, Eden Valley Cost: UNKNOWN

Asby Womens’ Institute presents “Theatre Tales” by Conrad Lynch, former Artistic Director of Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake and now a freelance producer based in Kirkby Stephen.

 

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: The Wind in the Willows Revisited  

'The Wind in the Willows': The Illustrators

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When: 10th April 2019, 11:00, Where: Market Hall, Appleby, Eden Valley Cost: £8

The Arts Society Appleby-in-Westmorland presents The Wind in the Willows Revisited through its illustrators. A presentation by John Ericson BA (Hons) Cert Ed M.Ed.

The book has been in print since 1908 and has now been illustrated by more than 90 artists making it the most widely illustrated book in the English language.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Pewter Casting Children's Workshop  

Pewter Casting Children's Workshop
When: 11th April 2019, 10:00-11:00, Where: Lowther Castle, Penrith Cost: £16

Pewter is an alloy and especially easy to shape. Young alchemists are invited to enjoy moulding this wonderful material with Lily Horseman of Kindling Play. Participants will be able to take home their finished piece. This workshop is suitable for children aged 8 and above. The cost of pewter has been factored into the workshop. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

£16.00 per child for Castle, Garden and Workshop £17.00 per adult for Castle, Garden and Workshop

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Family Wordship: John Hegley  

Family Wordship with John Hegley
When: 11th April 2019, 18:00, Where: Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall Cost: £8, children £4

Widely known as one of the country’s most innovative comic poets, John Hegley invites audiences into a wonderful world of words. Join him in a show full of stories, japes and verses with silly drawings, quirky poems and clever wordplay.

Come to find out what the boy on board is pointing at and join in a chorus of clappy, clippy, cloppy, floppy, flappy sing-song and poem pong. A show with cross generational appeal that will bring laughter to everyone aged 5 and over.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: A Roman Bathhouse  

Appleby Archaeology Group presents: A Roman Bathhouse
When: 11th April 2019, 19:30, Where: Supper Room, Market Hall, Appleby-in-Westmorland Cost: £3

After Carlisle Cricket Club’s pavilion was badly damaged by the floods of 2015 it was decided to relocate to higher ground on the other side of the pitch. However, preliminary work on the footings for the new building showed there was something here of unusual interest. Trial trenches produced Roman remains and the ensuing excavation revealed the hitherto totally unsuspected remnants of a classic Roman bath house.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Introduction to Vivid Pastel Sunsets  

Introduction to Vivid Pastel Sunsets
When: 12th April 2019, 10:00-15:00, Where: Castle Fine Arts, Appleby, Eden Valley Cost: £45

Come to the Gallery and join our tutor Margaret to learn how to create a special pastel picture. Using a photo of a glorious sunset taken by Margaret she will guide you through the use of pastels to make a really special picture. All the materials you need are provided. At the end of the day your picture will be mounted ready for you to take home.

Included in the price are some pastels so you can practice at home and of course a buffet lunch.
Skill level: Beginners.

   
 
Whats on in Eden Valley: Gardening for Butterflies  

Gardening for Butterflies
When: 12th April 2019, 19:30-21:00, Where: United Reform Church, Lowther St., Penrith Cost: FREE

Learn how to encourage more of our brilliant butterflies to visit your garden, in a talk by Chris Winnick from British Butterfly Conservation.

For further information contact: Howard Simpson Contact number: 01768 840122

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: THE WIFE (2018)  

THE WIFE (2018)
When: 12th April 2019, 19:30, Where: Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club Cost: £5, £3 under 18

Kirkby Stephen Community Arts "THE WIFE" (2018). After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife. The film interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later. For tickets call 017683 71885 or buy on the door.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Orton Farmers' Market  

Orton Farmers' Market
When: 13th April 2019, 9:30-14:00 Where: Orton Village, Eden Valley Cost: FREE

Orton Farmers' Market is every 2nd Saturday of the month. It includes over 25 local farmers, growers, producers and artisan craftsmen.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Upholstery Weekend Workshop  

Upholstery Weekend Workshop
When: 13th April 2019, 10:00 Where: The Hub, Chapel St., Appleby-in-Westmorland Cost: £120

Upholstery Weekend Workshop by Judi Egerton of On The Couch Cumbria. A weekend where you can make a beautiful footstool, bedding box, a simple chair or a stool all with expert advice from Judi.

The weekend, 13th-14th April at The Hub, Chapel St., Appleby-in-Westmorland costs £110. Booking via onthecouchcumbria@outlook.com

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Astral Circus  

Astral Circus
When: 13th April 2019, 13:30, Where: Appleby-in-Westmorland Castle Cost: £5

Astral Circus performs for Appleby-in-Westmorland Carnival in the stunning setting of Appleby Castle's keep. A spectacular show for all ages Performances at 1:30, 4:00 & 7:30pm. Tickets available at Appleby Tourist Information or call 078 1779 0765.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Afternoon Tea and Flower Demonstration  

Afternoon Tea and Easter Flower Demonstration
When: 13th April 2019, 14:30, Where: Sandford Arms, Standford, Appleby-in-Westmorland Cost: £12

Afternoon Tea and Easter Flower Demonstration at the Standford Arms with Denise from Petals of Cumbria and win her flower arrangement for £2 in a raffle. Phone 017683 51121 for details.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Build & Sail a Mini Canoe  

Build & Sail a Mini Canoe
When: 13th April 2019, 19:30, Where: The Studio, Morland, Eden Valley Cost: Donations

Fun family workshop. Learn loads about canoe building. All abilities welcome, ages 4 upwards.

For details call Steve at ORCA on 07706 244 891

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: A STAR IS BORN (2018)  

A STAR IS BORN (2018)
When: 13th April 2019, 19:30, Where: Great Asby Village Hall Cost: £5

Great Asby Remote Cinema presents A STAR IS BORN (2018). Jack and Ally are two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive. In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Easter Dog Show  

Easter Dog Show
When: 14th April 2019, 11:00, Where: Greystoke Castle, Penrith, Eden Valley Cost: Donations

Hosted by Eden Animal Rescue, a celebration of all our beautiful canine friends. Lovely family day out with 12 fun dog show categories to be announced for your dog to enter at just £1 per class. Food, stalls and fun activities for all the family.

Any questions please call Sandra on 07805878828.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Astral Circus  

Astral Circus
When: 14th April 2019, 11:30, Where: Appleby-in-Westmorland Castle Cost: £5

Astral Circus performs for Appleby-in-Westmorland Carnival in the stunning setting of Appleby Castle's keep. A spectacular show for all ages Performances at 11:30am, 1:30 & 4pm. Tickets available at Appleby Tourist Information or call 078 1779 0765.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Tiny Afro  

The Three Greyhounds present Tiny Afro
When: 14th April 2019, 17:30-20:30, Where: Three Greyhounds, Great Asby, Eden Valley Cost: FREE

Tiny Afro return to The Three Greyhounds to play their fantastic array of popular covers. …

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Dining in the Great Houses of Cumbria  

Dining in the Great Houses of Cumbria
When: 15th April 2019, 19:30, Where: Coffee Bar, Kirkby Stephen Grammar School Cost: £3

Upper Eden History Society presents 'Dining in the Great Houses of Cumbria’, a talk by Ivan Day.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: A Red Squirrel Walk  

A Red Squirrel Walk
When: 18th April 2019, 09:30-11:30, Where: Smardale Nature Reserve Car Park Cost: FREE

Cumbria Wildlife Trust presents: A Red Squirrel Walk. Meet the enigmatic red squirrel on a guided walk through one of their strongholds in the north of England.

For bookings call 01539 816300 or email events@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (2018)  

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (2018)
When: 18th April 2019, 19:15, Where: Warcop Parish Hall Cost: £4 adult £2.50 under 16

Warcop Remote Cinema presents: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

Tickets cost £4 if booked at least 24 hours in advance or £4.50 on the door. Children under 16: £2.50. To reserve your tickets please contact Susan Coffer on this email: warcopcinema@outlook.com.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Cumbria Easter Rally  

Cumbria Easter Rally
When: 20th April 2019, 09:00-16:00, Where: Kirkby Stephen & Brough, Eden Valley Cost: FREE

Cumbria Easter Rally, for classic commercial vehicles takes place on Saturday 20 April and Sunday 21 April 2019. From 10am to 5pm. Free entry. Remember to park your car at Brough or at Kirkby Stephen station and take the Classic “donation only” bus ride between event sites starting at 10:00. Last bus 16:30. The iconic road run across the Cumbrian Fells is at 16:00 on Saturday.

It has about 250 examples of commercial working vehicles from the last century displayed on about 7 site locations in Kirkby Stephen and Brough.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Brough Farmers' Market.  

Brough Farmers' Market
When: 20th April 2019, 9:00-12:00, Where: Brough Memorial Hall Cost: FREE

Brough Farmers' Market: Selling meats, vegetables, home-made fudge, cakes, jams & chutneys, cheese, plants, silver-smith, gifts, artisan bread and much more... All held indoors at Brough Memorial Hall. The market is held every third Saturday of the month.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Upper Eden Quitters  

Upper Eden Quitters Exhibition
When: 20th April 2019, 10:00-16:00, Where: Kings Arms, Kirkby Stephen, Eden Valley Cost: FREE

Upper Eden Quitters present their bi-annual exhibition of quilts and knits at the Kings Arms from the 20th to the 21st of April.

Proceeds in aid of local charities. Refreshments available from the Kings Arms.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Makers' Market  

Appleby Makers' Market
When: 20th April 2019, 10:00-16:00, Where: Market Hall, Appleby-in-Westmorland Cost: FREE

Appleby-in-Westmorland Makers' Market packed full of stalls selling locally handmade crafts, art and food, with tea and coffee available for free.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Brough and Stainmore Art Group Exhibition  

Brough and Stainmore Art Group Exhibition
When: 20th April 2019, 10:00-16:00, Where: Masonic Hall, Kirkby Stephen, Eden Valley Cost: FREE

Brough and Stainmore Art Group present an exhibition of affordable originals, prints and cards. You’ll find landscapes, portraits (people & animals), abstracts, still lives, floral and other subjects that have caught their eye over the last year. There’s oils, acrylics, watercolours, pencil, charcoal and even fabric artworks.

Open 10am to 4pm Saturday & Sunday and 10am to 3pm Monday.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: 2 Hoots  

2 Hoots
When: 20th April 2019, 17:00, Where: RUFC, Westgarth, Kirkby Stephen Cost: UNKNOWN

2 Hoots entertain at the Upper Eden RUFC. 2 Hoots are a five piece guitar band playing classic rock songs from Oasis, Beatles, Stones, Stereophonics, James, David Gray, U2, Queen, Snow Patrol, White Stripes and others.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: St. Anne's Open Day  

St. Anne's Open Day
When: 22nd April 2019, 10:00-16:00, Where: St.Anne's, Appleby, Eden Valley Cost: FREE

An open day at St. Anne's Almshouses including an exhibition with photographs about the history of the almshouses. This is a rare chance to peep inside a cottage and enjoy refreshments in the garden. You can also enter the raffle for your chance to win an original sketch by Mark Hilsden of Castle Fine Arts.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: A Red Squirrel Walk  

A Red Squirrel Walk
When: 25th April 2019, 09:30-11:30, Where: Smardale Nature Reserve Car Park Cost: FREE

Cumbria Wildlife Trust presents: A Red Squirrel Walk. Meet the enigmatic red squirrel on a guided walk through one of their strongholds in the north of England.

For bookings call 01539 816300 or email events@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Hubcraft  

Hubcraft
When: 27th April 2019, 10:00-15:00, Where: The Hub, Appleby, Eden Valley Cost: FREE

Monthly artisan craft fair packed with locally produced crafts and gifts. Appleby-in-Westmorland's Hubcraft features an array of beautiful products from preserves, jewellery, textiles and mosaics to felted items and art work.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Silver National Navigation Award  

Silver National Navigation Award
When: 27th April 2019, 09:00, Where: The Fat Lamb, Ravenstonedale, Eden Valley Cost: £125

AFS Mountaineering hosts the Silver National Navigation Award, an intermediate map and compass course. It develops the navigation skills acquired at the Bronze level. It adds skills required to navigate to features and places some distance from paths and tracks. It teaches accurate compass work. It will also teach you to select the suitable navigational techniques to cross open country. The course is non-residential. Find somewhere to stay via Appleby's Hotel Map.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Drive It Day  

Drive It Day
When: 28th April 2019, 11:00-14:00, Where: Dalemain Mansion, Penrith, Eden Valley Cost: £5

Open to all veteran, vintage, historic and classic vehicles as part of the national Drive It Day celebrations. Open to all types of vehicle. Clubs and groups welcome. Arrive and leave any time between 11am and 2pm.

Refreshments available. £5 per car donation to charity. Organised by Wigton Motor Club.

   
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Travelling by Tuba  

Travelling by Tuba
When: 28th April 2019, 19:30, Where: Orton Market Hall Cost: £9, Children £5

Travelling by Tuba is a multi-instrumental, global extravaganza featuring Tibetan Dungs, Swiss Alpine Horn, Italian Cimbasso, American sousaphone, African Kudus to name but a few. Musicians Chris Cranham (Tuba) and Stewart Death (Piano), play a variety of musical styles from classical to jazz, alongside humorous anecdotes and informative chat, in a show for all the family.

Watch out for the opera Carmen in four and a half minutes and an exploding tuba!

   
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Eden Valley's upcoming events in May

 
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Settle-Carlisle Walking & Music Festival  

Settle-Carlisle Walking & Music Festival
When: 1st May 2019, 09:48, Where: Appleby Train Station Cost: UNKNOWN

Friends of Dales Rail host the Appleby-in-Westmorland Circular Walk, a strenuous 14 mile walk via Middle Tongue & High Cup Nick, Cumbria’s amazing glacial valley.

More festival walks available at Ride 2 Stride.

     
 
Whats on Eden Valley: Knit and Stitch  

Knit and Stitch 2019
When: 4th May 2019, 09:30-17:00, Where: Rheged Centre, Penrith Cost: £4

Whether you enjoy practical crafts or prefer experimental and decorative textiles, you’ll find everything you need to be inspired. The show will feature over 40 exhibitors from across the UK celebrating the finest yarns, natural wool and knits, spinning, weaving, cross stitch, appliqué, quilting, felting, block printing, haberdashery and much more. Tickets include access to over 40 inspiring exhibitors, expert-led talks in the theatre and on-stand demonstrations and workshops, plus a show programme. Specialist hands-on masterclasses are available throughout the weekend (charged separately). Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Eglantyne by Anne Chamberlain  

Eglantyne by Anne Chamberlain
When: 4th May 2019, 19:30, Where: Shap Memorial Hall Cost: £10

Anne Chamberlain performs this inspiring new play about the courageous and visionary life of Eglantyne Jebb, the passionate social reformer, human rights pioneer and founder of Save the Children. From her Shropshire childhood, she went on to Oxford University, Bloomsbury parties, heartbreak, suffrage rallies, spiritualism, the Balkans and arrest in Trafalgar Square. She drafted the Rights of the Child which evolved into the United Nations Convention. Eglantyne Jebb was one of the most influential, yet least known women of the 20th Century. This is her extraordinary story.

     
 
Whats on Eden Valley: Soul Junction  

Soul Junction
When: 4th May 2019, 20:00-23:00, Where: Penrith Cricket Club, Wetheriggs Lane, Penrith Cost: £6

Soul Junction, the popular 7 piece soul band with tight rhythm, sizzling brass section backing female vocals performs at Penrith Cricket Club.

Covering songs by Otis Redding, Martha & the Vandellas, Sam & Dave, The Blues Brothers, Amy Winehouse, Plan B, Aretha Franklin, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Tina Turner, plus lots more.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: The Queen of Instruments: The Lute within Old Master Paintings  

The Lute within Old Master Paintings

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When: 8th May 2019, 11:00, Where: Market Hall Appleby, Eden Valley Cost: £8

The Arts Society Appleby-in-Westmorland presents The Arts Society Appleby-in-Westmorland presents 'The Queen of Instruments: The Lute within Old Master Paintings' by Adam Busiakiewicz.

This lecture looks at the lute and other musical instruments as devices to express various aspects of the human character throughout the ages. Painters of the Italian Renaissance depicted golden haired angels plucking its delicate strings; in the 16th century it became a pastime for educated courtiers as seen in paintings by Holbein and Titian.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Weekend Gong and Yoga Retreat  

Weekend Gong and Yoga Retreat
When: 10th May 2019, 17:00, Where: Haybergill Centre, Warcop Cost: £280

Haybergill's gong and yoga retreat provides a peaceful and beautiful setting in which to unwind and connect with your body, mind and spirit. The venue is eco-friendly with full disabled access throughout.

Booking and information via karenyoung-saletes@hotmail.co.uk or call 07526 711280. Friday 10th May (arrival 5pm) to Sunday 12th May (departures 4pm)

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: BlackKKlansman (2018) & Supper  

BlackKKlansman (2018) plus Supper
When: 10th May 2019, 19:00, Where: Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall Cost: £8, £4 film only

Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall presents: BlackKKlansman (2018) + Supper: Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.

Your supper is at 7pm with the film at 8pm. Tickets £8 film & supper or £4 film only. Booking 07584 251352 or email lynn-barnes@outlook.com.

     
   
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Appleby Classic Car Tour  

Appleby Classic Car Tour
When: 11th May 2019, 09:00, Where: Appleby-in-Westmorland Castle Cost: FREE

Appleby-in-Westmorland Rotary Club hosts the Appleby Classic Car Tour, when vintage and classic cars form a cavalcade along the sweeping carriageways of Appleby Castle's grounds before setting off on their tour. All are welcome to enter the castle grounds, free-of-charge, to view the expected 50 or more cars, which will drive away at one minute intervals with last leaving at about 11am.

     
 
   
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Orton Farmers' Market  

Orton Farmers' Market
When: 11th May 2019, 9:30-14:00 Where: Orton Village Cost: FREE

Orton Farmers' Market is every 2nd Saturday of the month. It includes over 25 local farmers, growers, producers and artisan craftsmen.

     
 
   
Whats on in Eden Valley: Cheese and Wine Evening  

Cheese and Wine Evening
When: 11th May 2019, 1:30, Where: Orton Market Hall, Eden Valley Cost: £10

Tickets include 4 glasses of wine, cheese, nibbles and biscuits. Proceeds to Friends of Orton School. Contact Julie on 07792 742415 to reserve your tickets.

     
 
   
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: THE WIFE (2018)  

THE WIFE (2018)
When: 11th May 2019, 19:30, Where: Great Asby Village Hall Cost: £5

Great Asby Remote Cinema presents "THE WIFE" (2018). After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife. The film interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later.

     
 
   
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Makers' Market  

Appleby Makers' Market
When: 11th May 2019, 10:00-16:00, Where: Market Hall, Appleby-in-Westmorland Cost: FREE

Appleby-in-Westmorland Makers' Market packed full of stalls selling locally handmade crafts, art and food, with tea and coffee available for free.

     
 
   
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: THE WIFE (2018)  

THE WIFE (2018)
When: 11th May 2019, 19:30, Where: Great Asby Village Hall Cost: £5

Great Asby Remote Cinema presents "THE WIFE" (2018). After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife. The film interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later.

     
 
   
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Blossom Survey  

Blossom Survey
When: 11th May 2019, 10:30-16:00, Where: Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby Cost: FREE + Admission

An Acorn Bank Orchard Drop in Day: Carrying out a blossom survey. Pop in for a casual chat with one of our orchard experts as they record the stage of blossoming across each apple tree in the garden.

     
 
   
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Stan & Ollie (PG)  

Stan & Ollie (PG)
When: 16th May 2019, 19:15, Where: Warcop Parish Hall Cost: £4 adult £2.50 under 16

Warcop Remote Cinema presents: Stan & Ollie (PG). Laurel and Hardy attempt to reignite their film careers with a theatre tour of post-war Britain.

Tickets cost £4 if booked at least 24 hours in advance or £4.50 on the door. Children under 16: £2.50. To reserve your tickets please contact Susan Coffer on this email: warcopcinema@outlook.com.

     
 
   
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: THE FAVOURITE (2018)  

THE FAVOURITE (2018)
When: 17th May 2019, 19:30, Where: Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club Cost: £5, £3 under 18

Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents: THE FAVOURITE (2018): Early 18th century England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

For tickets call 017683 71885 or buy on the door.

     
 
   
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: She'Koyokh: First Dance on Second Avenue  

She'Koyokh: First Dance on Second Avenue.
When: 17th May 2019, 19:30, Where: Market Hall, Appleby-in-Westmorland Cost: £10 adult £5 child

The music of She’Koyokh originates from Eastern European Jewish weddings, Romanian mountains, Serbian villages, Bulgarian festivals and even Turkish movies. It’s a musical rollercoaster played by four exceptional musicians who between them, play clarinet, guitar and caval, accordion and vocals.

She’Koyokh was nominated for Best Group in the Songlines World Music Awards 2018 and will be playing music from their fourth album which has received outstanding reviews. “One of the finest and most entertaining British-based exponents of global music” - The Guardian

     
 
   
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Kirkby Stephen Gala Day  

Kirkby Stephen Gala Day
When: 18th May 2019, 09:00-16:00, Where: Kirkby Stephen Cost: FREE

The Gala Day includes abseiling down the clock tower, a parade of floats. In the Church grounds will be a craft fair, BBQ, teas/coffees with the "spotlight on Kirkby Stephen" tent that presents all the businesses and groups in Kirkby Stephen. Charity and local group will have stalls In the town alongside street vendors. The Masonic Hall will be showcasing demonstrations and performances from local talent and The King's Arms Ballroom will be hosting a table top sale. On the cricket pitch will be a bouncy castle, bouncy assault course and "Its a knockout". Plenty to enjoy...

     
 
   
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Brough Farmers' Market.  

Brough Farmers' Market
When: 18th May 2019, 9:00-12:00, Where: Brough Memorial Hall Cost: FREE

Brough Farmers' Market: Selling meats, vegetables, home-made fudge, cakes, jams & chutneys, cheese, plants, silver-smith, gifts, artisan bread and much more... All held indoors at Brough Memorial Hall. The market is held every third Saturday of the month.

     
 
Eden Valley Events: Eden Rivers Trust Supporters' Day  

Eden Rivers Trust Supporters' Day
When: 18th May 2019, 9:30-17:00, Where: Melmerby Village Hall Cost: FREE

Join us for a day celebrating a busy and successful year working towards a Healthy Eden for All and take a look forward to what's to come in 2019. The event will feature talks; including our guest speaker on rewilding - Derek Gow and activities showcasing ERT's work. The event, including participation in the talk and activities, is FREE (first come first served).

     
 
Eden Valley Events: Northern Photography & Video Show 2019  

Northern Photography & Video Show 2019
When: 18th May 2019, 10:00-16:00, Where: Rheged Centre, Penrith, Eden Valley Cost: £5

An inspirational weekend dedicated to all things photographic. In its fourth year, the show is the only one of its kind in the North and offers the chance for anyone with an interest in photography and video to hear talks from some of the UK’s most inspiring photographers and filmmakers. You can get your hands on the latest gear from leading manufacturers, as well as the opportunity to view and buy a fantastic range of landscape and wildlife work. With support from Penrith Camera Club, there will also be an exhibition of over 250 photographs from Cumbria‘s leading camera clubs. It’s a great opportunity to network with a very talented pool of photographers and filmmakers.

     
 
Whats on Eden Valley: Beautiful Buildings in Pen and Ink  

Beautiful Buildings in Pen and Ink
When: 19th May 2019, 18:00, Where: Craketrees Manor Farm, Crosby Ravensworth Cost: £875

The Valley and surrounding areas are a dream location for painting and drawing, you will receive dedicated tuition from the working artist, Mark Hilsden benefiting from his experience, informal practical approach and knowledge of the area.

Workshop Package: 5 nights Bed and Breakfast. Two course evening meal using local and seasonal specialities, each evening with Coffee Packed lunch on 4 days, Tea and biscuits available each afternoon. Classes lead by Mark and transport out into the surrounding countryside, towns and villages.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Guided Trail Riding Horse Camp  

Guided Trail Riding Horse Camp
When: 20th May 2019, 13:00, Where: Street Farm, Ravenstonedale Cost: £375

If you are looking to take your horse on holiday with great hacking with the support of an experienced guide then you will love our Trail Riding Horse Camps at Stonetrail Riding Centre. Bring your own horse or hire a horse and enjoy a guided ride each day.

20th May at 13:00 to 23rd May at 16:00. The price includes: 3 nights B&B, 4 guided rides, Stable & grazing. Use of the arena parking.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Hubcraft  

Hubcraft
When: 25th May 2019, 10:00-15:00, Where: The Hub, Appleby Cost: FREE

Monthly artisan craft fair packed with locally produced crafts and gifts. Appleby-in-Westmorland's Hubcraft features an array of beautiful products from preserves, jewellery, textiles and mosaics to felted items and art work.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Open Day Moorlands Head  

Open Day Moorlands Head
When: 26th May 2019, 11:30-16:00, Where: Moorlands Head Farm, Temple Sowerby Cost: FREE

A lovely family afternoon out at Eden Animal Rescue. Come and look around the centre and learn more about our work. Lovely food, stalls and fun activities for the children. Whether you are a dog, cat or rabbit lover there is something for everyone. A chance also for any doggies who wish to, to have a go on our agility equipment.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Appleby Harness Racing  

Appleby Harness Racing
When: 26th May 2019, 13:30, Where: Holme Farm, Appleby, Eden Valley Cost: UNKNOWN

Appleby Harness Racing takes place at a beautiful location in the banks of the River Eden at Holme Farm. The fixture is organised by The British Harness Club.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: 33rd Morland Scottish Country Dancing Week  

33rd Morland Scottish Country Dancing Week
When: 27th May 2019, 09:00, Where: Morland Village Cost: £70

33rd Morland Scottish Country Dancing Week: The week long event, 27th-31st May, is for experienced dancers. There is no step or formation tuition, so a good knowledge of SCD is essential.

     
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Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: The Steam Train Arrives  

The Steam Train Arrives
When: 1st June 2019, 12:30-15:30, Where: Appleby Train Station, Eden Valley Cost: FREE

Stateman Rail Ltd are operating 3 trains over the Settle to Carlisle line taking an afternoon break in Appleby around 12:30 to 15:30 while passengers enjoy the sights and sounds of Appleby and train lovers enjoy the sights and sounds of their steam train.

A vintage bus will take passengers to and from the town centre.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: The Yomp Mountain Challenges  

The Yomp Mountain Challenges
When: 2nd June 2019, 7:00, Where: Kirkby Stephen Grammar School Cost: £20, £15 and £10

The three Upper Eden Yomp routes are for fell walkers, runners, adults and families. The Full Yomp (23 miles, 4000 ft) heads South out of town and past Wharton Hall, over Wild Boar Fell and on to Swarth Fell before swinging off the tops down to Aisgill Moor. The Half Yomp (11.5 miles) provides a less demanding course, but with some rough terrain and the full ascent of Nine Standards it is still more than equivalent to a half-marathon on the flat. The Short Yomp, starting at Tailbridge Hill covers the same ground as the final section of the two longer routes, including the summit of Nine Standards, a great challenge for children of 5 or over walking with their parents over 6.5 miles, 600 ft height.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Plant Dye Tour  

Plant Dye Tour
When: 2nd June 2019, 11:00-12:00, Where: Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby Cost: FREE + Admission

Join us for a guided walk through the herb garden, and learn which plants can be transformed into colourful dyes.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Appleby Horse Fair  

Appleby Horse Fair
When: 6-9th June 2019, 10:00, Where: The Sands, Appleby-in-Westmorland Cost: FREE

A colourful spectacle that has its origins from around 1685. It's a major cultural gathering for travelling people and attracts huge numbers of visitors to the town who come to experience the horse sales and the traditional washing of horses in the Eden river. The fair is a long weekend event held on the first weekend in June. In 2019 travellers will start to arrive on Thursday the 6th of June. More details on Appleby-in-Westmorland Fair's website.

     
 
Whats on Eden Valley: TEXTRAVAGANZA  

TEXTRAVAGANZA
When: 8-9th June 2019, 10:00-16:00, Where: Rheged Centre, Penrith, Eden Valley Cost: FREE

Covering a wide range of textile disciplines from embroidery and mixed media to weaving and felting, Textravaganza will provide a unique opportunity to meet textile artists from across the North, buy their work, discover the workshops they run, and chat about the materials and techniques they use.

Interested in exhibiting? Please get in touch at kayleechtextileartist@gmail.com

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Orchard Drop in Day  

Orchard Drop in Day
When: 8th June 2019, 10:30-16:00, Where: Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby Cost: FREE + Admission

Pop in for a chat with our orchard experts while they work away thinning the apple crop. A chance to gain insight and advise on how to care for your own apple trees.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: The Versatility of Herbs  

The Versatility of Herbs
When: 10th June 2019, 19:15, Where: Bolton Memorial Hall Cost: UNKNOWN

OPEN MEETING: The Versatility of Herbs, courtesy of Helen’s Herbs.

Contact Cathy Smith on 017683 62862 for details.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Be More Pirate  

Be More Pirate
When: 13th June 2019, 15:00, Where: Augill Castle, Kirkby Stephen, Eden Valley Cost: UNKNOWN

Do you want to take on the world and win? Our 'Be More Pirate' weekend will help you do just that with 3 days of great speakers and workshops including pilates, yoga, evening entertainment, luxury accommodation and delicious food.

You can demand change in your life, you have the ability to rewrite yours over and over. Ready to 'Be more pirate'? Jump on in. Join us from the 13th at 3pm to the16th at 6pm.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (2018)  

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (2018)
When: 14th June 2019, 19:30, Where: Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club Cost: £5, £3 under 18

Kirkby Stephen Community Arts presents: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. For tickets call 017683 71885 or buy on the door.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Makers' Market  

Appleby Makers' Market
When: 15th June 2019, 10:00-16:00, Where: Market Hall, Appleby-in-Westmorland Cost: FREE

Appleby-in-Westmorland Makers' Market packed full of stalls selling locally handmade crafts, art and food, with tea and coffee available for free.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: The Steam Train Arrives  

The Steam Train Arrives
When: 15th June 2019, 12:30-15:30, Where: Appleby Train Station, Eden Valley Cost: FREE

Stateman Rail Ltd are operating 3 trains over the Settle to Carlisle line taking an afternoon break in Appleby around 12:30 to 15:30 while passengers enjoy the sights and sounds of Appleby and train lovers enjoy the sights and sounds of their steam train.

A vintage bus will take passengers to and from the town centre.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: THE FAVOURITE (2018)  

THE FAVOURITE (2018)
When: 15th June 2019, 19:30-22:00, Where: Great Asby Village Hall Cost: £5

Great Asby Remote Cinema presents: THE FAVOURITE (2018): Early 18th century England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Book early with Karen on 017683 52828 or Gina on 017683 52642 to avoid disappointment.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: PETERLOO (12A)  

PETERLOO (12A)
When: 20th June 2019, 19:15, Where: Warcop Parish Hall Cost: £4 adult £2.50 under 16

Warcop Remote Cinema presents: PETERLOO (12A). The portrayal of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre in Manchester; a bloody episodes in British history.

Tickets cost £4 if booked at least 24 hours in advance or £4.50 on the door. Children under 16: £2.50. To reserve your tickets please contact Susan Coffer on this email: warcopcinema@outlook.com.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Herb Garden Tour  

Herb Garden Tour
When: 21st June 2019, 11:00-15:00, Where: Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby Cost: FREE + Admission

Join us for a chat and a wander around our herb garden. A chance to gain insight and advise on your own garden.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Bolton Memorial Hall Annual Field Day  

Bolton Memorial Hall Annual Field Day
When: 22nd June 2019, 13:30-17:30, Where: Bolton Memorial Hall Field Cost: FREE

All sorts of outdoor activities to enjoy. Details to follow here.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: The Magic of Plant Dyes  

The Magic of Plant Dyes
When: 29th June 2019, 13:00-16:00, Where: Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby Cost: FREE + Admission

A workshop so you can learn about the magic of using natural plant dyes.

Booking is essential.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Warcop Rushbearing  

Warcop Rushbearing
When: 29th June 2019, 14:00, Where: Warcop Cost: FREE

Rush-strewing festivals were once common in churches countrywide to replace the floor rushes with clean new ones for the summer. Few survive and Warcop is one of the places which still has a Rushbearing. The children in the procession wear colourful floral crowns and carry rush crosses, accompanied to church by music and banners. The procession starts at 2pm and reaches the church by around 3.15 pm for a special Warcop rushbearing service. Refreshments are at Warcop Hall en route and children's sports follow later in the afternoon.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Bolton Open Gardens & Classic Car Display  

Bolton Open Gardens & Classic Car Display
When: 30th June 2019, 10:00, Where: Bolton Cost: FREE

The beautifully manicured gardens of Bolton, Cumbria are open to the public to enjoy and quiz their loving owners about the plants while Bolton Village takes you back with a display of classic cars.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Eden Valley Fun Run & Appleby Rotary 10km Run  

Eden Valley Fun Run & Appleby Rotary 10km Run
When: 30th June 2019, 10:30, Where: Appleby Sports Hall, Appleby-in-Westmorland Cost: £5-£7

A fast, scenic, one lap road race on a slightly undulating course set in the stunning Eden Valley, Cumbria. All money raised from the event is donated to local and Rotary charities. Organised by the Rotary Club of Appleby.

     
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Whats on Eden Valley: Cob Pizza Ovens  

Cob Pizza Ovens
When: 3th July 2019, 09.30-16:00, Where: Greystoke Cycle Cafe, Greystoke, Penrith Cost: £100

Learn how to build your own Cob Clay pizza or bread oven with David Alty. Over this busy one day course you will learn how to build a cob pizza oven. Starting with an existing plinth you will prepare, level and install the fire brick base and learn all about the importance of materials to use and insulation levels. Covering also the clay and material selection and dimension options you will then start mixing the cob with bare feet and others will create a sand forma for the actual oven shape - tasks will be shared to ensure experience of every stage is acquired.

     
 
Whats on Eden Valley: Cob Pizza Ovens  

Cob Pizza Ovens
When: 6th July 2019, 09.30-16:00, Where: Greystoke Cycle Cafe, Greystoke, Penrith Cost: £100

Learn how to build your own Cob Clay pizza or bread oven with David Alty. Over this busy one day course you will learn how to build a cob pizza oven. Starting with an existing plinth you will prepare, level and install the fire brick base and learn all about the importance of materials to use and insulation levels. Covering also the clay and material selection and dimension options you will then start mixing the cob with bare feet and others will create a sand forma for the actual oven shape - tasks will be shared to ensure experience of every stage is acquired.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Celebration & Memorial Service  

Celebration & Memorial Service
When: 6th July 2019, 11:00, Where: Moorlands Head Farm, Temple Sowerby Cost: Donations

Eden Animal Rescue's Celebration & Memorial Service: With interfaith minister Rev. Helen Parsons celebrating our animal family, those with us and those who have left us.

Arrive from 12.00 for 13.00 service Everyone is welcome, including dogs. Serving tea and cakes.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Yoga on the Lawn  

Yoga on the Lawn
When: 10th July 2019, 9:30-10:30, Where: Larch Cottage Nurseries, Melkinthorpe Cost: £30

Join us as the wonderful Kate Stannard provids an introduction to Iyengar yoga followed by brunch in our restaurant La Casa Verde. Arrival time is 9.15am to begin at 9.30am followed by brunch at 11am. The workshop is suitable for all levels, even beginners.

To book a place please contact marketing@larchcottage.co.uk or call 01931 712404.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Makers' Market  

Appleby Makers' Market
When: 13th July 2019, 10:00-16:00, Where: Market Hall, Appleby-in-Westmorland Cost: FREE

Appleby-in-Westmorland Makers' Market packed full of stalls selling locally handmade crafts, art and food, with tea and coffee available for free.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Orchard Drop in Day  

Orchard Drop in Day
When: 13th July 2019, 10:30-16:00, Where: Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby Cost: FREE + Admission

Pop in for a chat with our orchard experts while they work away thinning the apple crop. A chance to gain insight and advise on how to care for your own apple trees.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (2018)  

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (2018)
When: 13th July 2019, 19:30-22:00, Where: Great Asby Village Hall Cost: £5

Great Asby Remote Cinema presents: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Art in the Hills  

Art in the Hills
When: 20th July 2019, 10:00-21:00, Where: Dufton Village Hall Cost: £2.50

Art in the Hills: An exhibition and sale of works by local artist, photographers and sculptors. Example work by Debra Esterhuizen from 2018's show. More details closer to the date.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Morland Choristers’ Camp  

Morland Choristers’ Camp
When: 28th July 2019, 09:00, Where: Morland Village Cost: £340

Morland Choristers’ Camp is a week-long residential summer course open to choristers aged from 9 upwards, who may be members of church choirs, or school choirs, or other choirs or who may just enjoy singing. Founded in 1971 by Canon Gervase Markham, it takes place each summer in the village of Morland. The week offers a busy, exciting mix of good music and good company. It is planned so that everyone has fun as well as working hard. Activities centre on the church, established in Saxon times, and the grounds of Morland House where the Markham family has lived since 1828.

     
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Eden Valley's forthcoming events in August

 
Whats on Eden Valley: Cob Pizza Ovens  

Cob Pizza Ovens
When: 11th August 2019, 09.30-16:00, Where: Greystoke Cycle Cafe, Greystoke, Penrith Cost: £100

Learn how to build your own Cob Clay pizza or bread oven with David Alty. Over this busy one day course you will learn how to build a cob pizza oven. Starting with an existing plinth you will prepare, level and install the fire brick base and learn all about the importance of materials to use and insulation levels. Covering also the clay and material selection and dimension options you will then start mixing the cob with bare feet and others will create a sand forma for the actual oven shape - tasks will be shared to ensure experience of every stage is acquired.

     
Whats on Eden Valley: Watercolours in Nature  

Watercolours in Nature
When: 16th August 2019, 09.30-16:00, Where: Greystoke Cycle Cafe, Greystoke, Penrith Cost: £68

Watercolours in nature ' Beyond Beginners' with Margaret Jarvis This is a follow on class to those with a little experience of Watercolours looking further into depth and shading, colours, colours mixing techniques washes shading and brush techniques. Are you looking to discover and improve your water colour skills during another day of inspiration and advice. Discover what happens when different mediums are added to the paper, and Margaret will be looking at Watercolours in nature and how to compose a study, alongside new ideas, inspirations and challenges.

     
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Eden Valley's events to look forward to in September

 
 
Whats on in Eden Valley: Stone Letter & Relief Carving  

Stone Letter & Relief Carving
When: 26th September 2019, 09.30-16:00, Where: Greystoke Cycle Cafe, Greystoke Cost: £295

Stone Letter & Relief Carving: Design and Carve your own words, symbols or Relief carving with Pip Hall, a 3 day course at Greystoke Cycle Cafe, Greystoke, Penrith.

     
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: The Steam Train Arrives  

The Steam Train Arrives
When: 28th September 2019, 12:30-15:30, Where: Appleby Train Station, Eden Valley Cost: FREE

Stateman Rail Ltd are operating 3 trains over the Settle to Carlisle line taking an afternoon break in Appleby around 12:30 to 15:30 while passengers enjoy the sights and sounds of Appleby and train lovers enjoy the sights and sounds of their steam train.

A vintage bus will take passengers to and from the town centre.

     
    Upcoming Eden Valley events
 

Eden Valley's events to look forward to in October

 
 
Whats on Appleby in Eden Valley: Tweet your Eden Valley evants  

Tweet your Eden Valley Event
When: 1st October 2019, 10:00, Where: Eden Valley Cost: FREE

Tweet your events using the hashtag #edenvalleyevents. Not only will your event be listed here but it will also appear on a growing number of partner websites around Eden Valley.

     
    Upcoming Eden Valley events
 

Eden Valley's events to look forward to in November

 
 
Whats on Eden Valley: Ink and Bleach  

Ink and Bleach
When: 28th November 2019, 09.30-16:00, Where: Greystoke Cycle Cafe, Greystoke, Penrith Cost: £68

Experiment with various types of ink and a gentle bleach solution to create some unique cards for Christmas. “Accidental’ reactions between both mediums create dramatic landscape and sky effects, or a more controlled approach can be taken to keep the work ‘tight’. The stunning scenery of the Lake District will be our inspiration for the day.

     
 
Whats on Eden Valley: Lakeland Model Farm & Construction Show 2019  

Lakeland Model Farm & Construction Show 2019
When: 28th November 2019, 12:30-15:30, Where: Rheged Centre, Penrith Cost: £6, £2 children

25 dioramas displaying and 20 trade stands selling model farm and construction models. Show is suitable for all ages. Raffle and tombola fundraising goes to CLIC Sargent charity.

     
 
     
 

More Eden Valley events to come ... Tweet yours using your town's event #tag

 
 
 

Eden Valley Epic Cycle

Appleby Events: Eden Valley Epic Cycle

The Eden Valley Epic Cycle Sportive is held each March. Starting in Penrith, the route is 60 miles through the undulating and beautiful Eden Valley. One thing you’ll notice is the lack of cars, which makes it perfect cycling country. There’s a well stocked food stop in Appleby which will help you refuel for the final miles.

 
 

Appleby Classic Car Tour

Appleby Events: Classic Car Tour

Classic cars congregate in the grounds of Appleby Castle, a magnificent combination of classic designs and architecture. Details of the next tour held in May can be found on the Appleby Classic Car Tour website hosted by Appleby Rotary Club.

 
 

Cumbria Easter Rally

Appleby Events: Cumbria Easter Rally

The Cumbria Easter Rally, next on the 20th May 2019, has about 250 examples of commercial working vehicles from the last century displayed at seven locations around Kirkby Stephen.

The rally has grown to be one of the largest and most successful commercial vehicle rallies in the country and attracts entries from as far afield as Aberdeen, London, South Wales and Cornwall.

 
 

Orton Scarecrow Festival

Appleby Events: Orton Scarecrow Festival

The May Bank Holiday scarecrow festival attracts thousands of visitors. Scarecrows are displayed in the church and dotted around Orton for this popular annual festival.

 
 

Appleby Harness Racing

Appleby Events: Appleby Harness Racing

Appleby Harness Racing takes place at a beautiful location in the banks of the River Eden at Holme Farm. The fixture  is organised by The British Harness Club each spring in late May. The provisional dates for 2019 are the 26th & 27th of May.

 
 

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Events: Hourse Fair

A colourful spectacle that has its origins from around 1685. It's a major cultural gathering for travelling people and attracts huge numbers of visitors to the town who come to experience the horse sales and the traditional washing of horses in the Eden river.

The fair is a long weekend event held on the first weekend in June. In 2019 travellers will start to arrive on Thursday the 6th of June. More details on Appleby Fair's website.

 
 

Warcop Rushbearing

Appleby Events: Warcop Rushbearing

Rush-strewing festivals were once common in churches countrywide to replace the floor rushes with clean new ones for the summer. Few survive but Warcop is one of the places which still has a Rushbearing. The children walk wearing colourful floral crowns and carry rush crosses, accompanied to church by music and banners. This year the Rushbearing is on Saturday the 29th June.

 
 

Eden Valley Fun Run

Appleby Events: Eden Valley Fun Run

For a great day out for all the family Eden Valley Fun Run and Appleby Rotary 10k is held each June starting at Appleby Sports Hall, Battlebarrow, Appleby. This year the runs are on Sunday the 30th June 2019.

 
 

Appleby Carnival

Appleby Events: Carnival

The town chooses a theme each year and processes through the town each July and gather on the castle ground where the day is spent playing games and socialising into the late evening with music and dance. The theme for 2019 is 'decades'. More details can be found on the Appleby Carnival Facebook page.

 
 

Appleby Agricultural Show

Appleby Events: Appleby Agricultural Show

The Appleby Agricultural Society, which was established in 1841, hosts the annual Appleby Agricultural Show each August. Amongst the agricultural attractions the show  includes Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling, Horse Jumping and Terrier Racing. Details about the event can be found on the Appleby Agricultural Show website.

 
 

Dufton Agricultural Show

Appleby Events: Dufton Agricultural Show

Dufton Agricultural Show was established in 1864 and has been an integral part of the Agricultural calendar for over 100 years. The next show is on Saturday the 31st of August 2019.

 
 

Appleby's Apple Day

Appleby Events: Appleby Apple Day

Appleby's Apple Day is held each October. Locals bring their apples to Boroughgate to have them juiced and to get advice from the town's apple experts.

 
 

Appleby Sparkle Day

Appleby Events: Appleby Sparkle Day

Appleby's Sparkle Day welcomes the beginning of the festive season to Appleby around the end of November. It's when you might bump in to a reindeer and Father Christmas and other festive surprises. It's when the town officially turns on the Christmas lights that stretch from the river bank to the top of Boroughgate.

 
 
   
 

Eden Valley's
Exhibitions

 
   
 

COMICS

 


When: 15 February - 22 April
Time: 10:00-17:00
Where: Rheged Centre

Once visitors have been inspired by all the parts of a comic process, it’s time for them to create their own. By picking up a ‘DIY’ comic, everyone can bring their own characters to life in their own, unique world.

 
   
 

THREAD

 


When: 3 May  - 30 June
Time:10:00-17:00
Where: Rheged Centre

An an exhibition of all forms of textile arts including embroidery, cross stitch, tapestry and more. The exhibition shows how textile art today goes beyond the purely decorative, showing its connections to folk traditions, abstract art, word and activism.

 
 
   
 

Eden Valley's
Local Markets

 
   
 

Appleby

 

Boroughgate Market


Appleby's small, friendly market is held each Saturday in the picturesque Boroughgate. Stalls offer fruit and vegetables, baking, fresh fish, household linens and books; with extra stallholders attending during the summer.

Appleby Makers' Market


Appleby also has a monthly Makers' Market held in Appleby Public Hall from April to November. See events in the calendar (left).

Chapel Street's Hubcraft


Hubcraft is hosted by Appleby Hub, an indoor craft market that spills out onto Chapel Street in the summer months. The market sells arts, crafts and local produce on the last Saturday of every month. Hubcraft is held on the last Saturday of every month.
 

 
   
 

Brough

 


Brough Farmers' Market is held on the third Saturday of every month, in the Memorial Hall in Brough. It is almost unique among Farmers' markets in that it is entirely under cover and thus protected from the weather.

 
   
 

Kirkby Stephen

 



The grant of a market charter to Kirkby Stephen in 1353 was a significant step in the development of the small agricultural hamlet into a market centre of traders and craftsmen as well as farmers. Kirkby Stephen Market has been held every Monday (7am to 6pm) since the reaffirmation of the market's charter in 1605, when market day was changed from Friday to Monday.

 
   
 

Orton

 



At Orton Farmers' Market over 25 local farmers, growers, producers & artisan craftsmen offer a tremendous variety of high quality and speciality local produce and crafts. The market is held on the second Saturday of the month.

 
 
   
 

Things to do in
Eden Valley

 
   
 

St. Anne's Hospital

 
Things to do in Appleby: St. Anne's Hospital

Walking into the courtyard of St. Anne’s Hospital through the stone arch facing Boroughgate is like stepping back in time. The residents still keep to the spirit of the rules established over 350 years ago. The courtyard and gardens are open to visitors.

 
   
 

Appleby Castle

 
Things to do in Appleby: Eden Valley's Appleby Castle

In the 17th Century Appleby Castle was the preferred residence of Lady Anne Clifford, known for her many letters and diaries. The castle has a cafe and beautiful grounds to walk in. Guided tours of Appleby Castle are available.

 
   
 

Eden River Walks

 
Things to do in Appleby: Eden River Walks

Appleby has a lovely walk that takes you along the banks of the Eden River past some of Appleby's ancient and industrial architecture. You can find these walks, ranging from a relaxing 1.2 miles to bracing 3.8 miles, on this website at Appleby Walks.

 
   
 

Appleby High Street

 

Things to do in Appleby: The High Street

Most of Appleby's shops and cafes are found between Appleby's bridge over the Eden and its ancient market area, between High and Low Cross, on Boroughgate. But there are also some not so easily found places tucked away on High and Low Wiend and hidden in once private courtyards.

Find Appleby's Shops and Cafes and see what's available on Appleby's High Street.

 
   
 

Moot Hall

 
Things to do in Appleby: The Moot

Group Visits to Appleby's 16th century Moot Hall can be arranged with Appleby TIC. The former Town Mayor gives a 45min talk about the history of the Moot and the town.

 
   
 

St. Lawrence's

 
Things to do in Appleby: St. Lawrence's Church

The lower part of St. Lawrence's tower dates from about 1150. The south porch is from the 13th century, and the body of the church dates from the 14th and 15th centuries.

 
   
 

Rutter Force

 
Things to do in Eden Valley: Rutter Force

About a 5 minute drive from Appleby is Rutter Force, a horseshoe shaped waterfall on Hoff Beck. It is one of the most scenic and easily accessible waterfall in Eden Valley. The earliest record of the mill at Rutter Force is in 1579 when the waterfall was used to power the corn mill.

 
   
 

Dufton Pike

 
Things to do in Eden Valley: Dufton and Dufton Pike

Dufton Pike stands at a height of 1,578ft (480m) and seen from Dufton, the village below, it appears to be quite a challenging walk. The village has a lively traditional pub, The Stag Inn, where you can sit beside an open fire with a drink while you pluck up courage to climb the pike.

 
   
 

High Cup Nick

 
Things to do in Eden Valley: High Cup Nick

High Cup Nick has mesmerizing views of the impressive glaciated valley of High Cup Gill. It is one of the highlights of the Pennine Way and was described by Wainwright as an ‘unforgettable sight’ and ‘natural wonder’. It stands impressively above Dufton Village, a short drive from Appleby.

 
   
 

Nine Standards Rigg

 
Things to do in Eden Valley: Nine Standards Rigg

Nine massive late-medieval cairns each standing several metres high making it hard to notice anything else while on the site.

The oldest known record of Nine Standards is from a 1617 court document at Brough with an annotation in the margin referring to a copy of an earlier document from 1507. It can therefore be assumed that the 1507 version also listed the Nine Standards.

 
   
 

Flakebridge Woods

 

Flakebridge Wood is one of the best places in Cumbria to see vast swathes of bluebells. The woods are a bit less than 3 miles from Appleby, about 10 minutes in the car. The woods are at their most vibrant blue in early May.

 
   
 

Lakeland Bird of
Prey
Centre

 

Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre keeps a collection of Hawks, Falcons, Vultures, Eagles and Owls from around the world on show in their walled garden. There are daily flying display between 2pm and 4pm when visitors can take a turn at flying a bird of prey themselves.

 
   
 

Brougham Castle

 

In a picturesque setting beside the crossing of the River Eamont, Brougham Castle was founded in the early 13th century. The castle's great keep survives as well as the unusual double gatehouse and impressive 'Tower of League'. Both a formidable barrier against Scots invaders. The castle welcomed Edward I in 1300. The top of the keep provides panoramic views over the beautiful Eden Valley.

 
   
 

Greystoke Castle

 

The Greystoke Castle Estate lies five miles west of Penrith on the north-eastern side of the Lake District National Park.

The Estate covers three thousand acres and was traditionally a sporting estate and deer park. Much of the ten feet high dry-stone deer wall survives to this day.
The castle itself dates back almost a thousand years although, having been largely destroyed by Oliver Cromwell and latterly badly damaged by fire, much of the interior is early Victorian.