North Pennines

Both Kyloes Inns sit between the high fells of the North Pennines and the Lake District National Park in the Eden Valley which is, as the name implies, a little bit of heaven here on earth.

Small, unspoilt villages mark the route of the River Eden as it flows from near Appleby through Carlisle and into the Irish Sea. In the valley there is a wealth of animal and bird life, including deer, badgers, red squirrels, buzzards, curlews, oystercatchers, cormorants, peregrine falcons, sparrowhawks and many other species. The local lanes, some of which, apart from the new road surfaces, remain much as they have done for hundreds of years, are lined by swathes of lush, wildflowers in the spring.

If you enjoy dangling your tackle in the water we can arrange some of the finest wild brown trout and salmon fishing in the county. If you want something a little more physical, there is no better way to enjoy the countryside than by “doing a Wiggo” and cycling along the narrow lanes and sampling parts of the coast to coast cycle way which passes nearby.

Great Salkeld is a 10 minute drive to the edge of the Lake District while 30 minutes to the north you can travel back in time and witness the wonder that is Hadrian’s Wall. Closer to home you can visit Long Meg and her Daughters which, legend has it, is an ancient stone circle which you cannot correctly count the number of stones twice. Stunning countryside, historic market towns, picturesque villages – it’s all here for you to take in.