Natural rivers for life

Find out what makes the Eden special

Eden is a unique and beautiful network of rivers, becks and lakes, stretching 80 miles from Hellgill Force to the Solway Firth. Covering an impressive 850 square miles, it is the lifeblood of the area and it is under threat.

Here at Eden Rivers Trust our vision is for a healthy Eden for all and we need your help.

For 25 years, we have created and protected havens for wildlife, ensured that our precious fresh water is clean and safe for everyone and spread the word about healthy rivers far and wide to thousands of our fellow Cumbrians.

Eden is your river to explore and enjoy and we believe that, by working together, we can make a big difference to the health of our rivers, making the Eden a better place for people and wildlife.


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Cairn Beck river restoration site

Cairn Beck NFM project

A three-year project to identify and install natural flood management (NFM) measures in the Cairn Beck catchment

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Thrimby river restoration

Reducing flood risk, safeguarding infrastructure and improving habitat on the River Leith

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Act For Eden's Rivers

An exciting two-year project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund that will provide a wide range of opportunities for people to become pollution fighters, habitat creators and river defenders!

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Act for Eden NOW!

Get behind our new campaign and make a promise to Act for Eden!

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Things to do

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See all the latest events in your area

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Explore new places in Eden by boot, bike or boat

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Activities to download

Browse our wide range of fun activity sheets

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Help us to improve and protect The Eden for people & wildlife


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There's lots of ways you can get involved to help your local river

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