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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Eden community tree nursery: Good things come in trees

Growing our first community tree nursery as part of our Access to Eden: breaking barriers, building bridges project.

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Better Becks

Using nature-based solutions at a catchment scale to reduce potential flood risk to communities, improve water quality and connect wildlife habitats

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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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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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