New for 2011: EVERY TUESDAY (until 29th October) Blue Badge guided Appleby Town and Riverside Walk. Meet at The Cloisters at 11.15am. From the River Eden to the ancient castle gates in the historic county town of Westmorland. Duration one and half to two hours. Cost per person £7.50, residents £5, children £2.50 (Includes a donation to a local conservation charity). No need to book - just turn up on the day. Part of a programme across Cumbria. Details from 07531527474 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download three of our walk leaflets:
A Primrose by the River - a circular walk from Appleby to/from Ormside.
Walking through Jerusalem and Flakebridge Wood - circular walks to Jerusalem Farm (past Colby) and Flakebridge Wood (towards Dufton).
Footpath guide for Appleby Town Centre.
You can buy the first two from the Tourist Information Centre alongside a wide selection of other walking leaflets and books for the area; the footpath guide is also available free of charge.
You can also download the East Cumbria Countryside Project's Discover Eden series of walking leaflets.
The Pennine Cycleway (National 68) and National 71 routes pass through Appleby. The Sea to Sea and Walney to Wear routes pass near Appleby, at Penrith and Kirkby Stephen respectively. Generally there are plenty of opportunities to go cycling along quiet, country roads. The Exploring Eden leaflet includes four circular 'do-in-a-day' routes around Appleby. There is also a 'cycling from Appleby and Kirkby Stephen' leaflet with two OS mapped routes from Appleby and three from Kirkby Stephen, which is available free of charge from the tourist information centres in both towns. You can find lots of information on cycling on the Eden District Council website.