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Hands twisting Himalayan balsam

Big Balsam Bash: Daleraven Bridge

Date: Thursday 18 August | 10 am - 3.30 pm | Daleraven Bridge near Glassonby

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Himalayan balsam bashing in Carlisle

Big Balsam Bash: Carlisle or Dalston

Date: Saturday 20 August | 10 am - 12.30 pm | Carlisle or Dalston tbc

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Volunteer work party: installing balsam information points

Date: Wednesday 24 August | 9.30 am - 3 pm | Sockbridge, Penrith

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Hands twisting Himalayan balsam

Big Balsam Bash: Daleraven Bridge

Date: Thursday 18 August | 10 am - 3.30 pm | Daleraven Bridge near Glassonby

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Himalayan balsam bashing in Carlisle

Big Balsam Bash: Carlisle or Dalston

Date: Saturday 20 August | 10 am - 12.30 pm | Carlisle or Dalston tbc

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volunteers with balsam bash box

Volunteer work party: installing balsam information points

Date: Wednesday 24 August | 9.30 am - 3 pm | Sockbridge, Penrith

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people next to Himalayan balsam plants

Big Balsam Bash: Carlisle

Date: Thursday 25 August | 10 am - 3 pm | Carlisle

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Himalayan balsam flowers

Big Balsam Bash: Heads Nook

Date: Monday 29 August | 10 am - 3 pm | Heads Nook, near Warwick Bridge

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Brougham and Eamont Bridge trail

Distance: 3 3/4 miles | 6km | 3 hours

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Family with a pushchair walking by the river

Kirkby Stephen family river trail

Distance: 1-2 hour walks

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People canoeing on Ullswater

Ullswater canoe trail

Distance: 1 or 2 day trips

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Gelt Woods and Greenwell

Distance: 5 miles | 8km | 2-3 hours

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Carlisle and Wreay walk following the River Petteril

Distance: 3 miles | 9.8km | 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours

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Carlisle to Rockcliffe following the River Eden

Distance: 8 miles | 12.9km | 4-5 hours

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Lacy's Caves walk

Distance: 4 1/2 miles | 7km | 2-3 hours

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Church Brough walk

Distance: 6 1/4 miles | 10km | 3-4 hours

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Picture of an old bridge by Val Corbett

Shap and Rosgill walk

Distance: 4 1/2 miles | 7.5km | 3-4 hours

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, Hoff and Great Ormside walk

Distance: 7 miles | 11km | 3-5 hours

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Trees viewed from under a bridge

Crosby Ravensworth walk

Distance: 3½ miles | 5.5 km | 2 hours or  6 miles | 10 kms | 4 hours

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Photo of Smardale Viaduct

Ravenstonedale and Smardale walk

Distance: 7 1/2 miles | 12km | 3-4 hours

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Image of Ewbank Scar

Kirkby Stephen, Ewbank Scar and the Nine Standards

Distance: 4 1/2 miles, 7.5km, 2-3 1/2 hours

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Picture of Pendragon Castle

Mallerstang, Wild Boar Fell, and Pendragon Castle Walk

Distance: 5¾ miles 9 kilometres 4 – 5 hours

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Elma and the Giant Tale Trail picture

Tale Trail: Elma and The Giant

Distance: Approx. 1 mile

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Activity sheets

We’ve got lots of fun activity sheets for families packed with ideas for getting out and about in the Eden valley. Make the most of your visit to the river by downloading one of our activity sheets to take with you!

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