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Eden Heights Glamping

3 Local Walks

3 Local WALKS

We know that our guests love to get outdoors and go for a walk. Whether it be a leisurely stroll or a more challenging hike, there are an abundance of beautiful walks on our doorstep to take in the magnificent scenery.

Here are a few of our faves so far….

Murton Pike

Murton pike is a Fell in the West, North Pennines Mountain range. It has an elevation of 594m (1949 ft) and is a glorious walk with views over the whole of the Eden Valley and beyond.

To start this stunning walk, you would need to take a short drive to the pretty village of Murton where there is a small car park located at the base of the fell. From the pods this is about 11 miles however the drive takes you through the beautiful market town of Appleby in Westmorland where you could stop off and get some delicious treats for your hike.

The route is considered moderately challenging and takes an average of about 2 hours to complete with it being about 5km in total. It has a gravel type track for most of the way with a steep section of grass and steps towards the summit.

It’s generally considered an out back trail however it is possible to extend this walk further into hills and valleys nearby.

High Cup Nick

High cup nick is a magnificent U-shaped valley on the western flanks of the Pennines. Take a 6 mile walk to the top of the famous geological formation which was formed millions of years ago. It is the best glaciated Valley in Northern England.

You can start the walk from the sleepy village of Dufton which is an 8-mile drive from the Pods and you can park for free in the village. Why not enjoy a post walk pint and some delicious food in the historic country Pub, The Stag Inn, Dufton. Originally built in 1703!

If you don’t want to take the more challenging walk of High Cup Nick, Dufton woods is a beautiful low-level walk and it still brings you back out at the pub!

Nine Standards

The Nine standards walk refers to an expansive hill in the North Pennines. It’s name comes from the line of cairns which stand on the summit. The origin of these nine ‘stone men’ is somewhat a mystery however one theory is that the roman Army constructed them to look like troops from a distance. They are however marked on 18th Century maps!!

They are on the edge of the Yorkshire dales and look over the beautiful town of Kirkby Stephen which is 3 miles away. They are part of the official Coast to Coast route as well.

From the Pods you would drive towards Kirkby Stephen in order to start the walk and follow the signs for Hartley.