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Located in the heart of the Eden Valley
Set in some of Cumbria?s most tranquil, beautiful and quiet countryside , the Eden Valley, the village of Ainstable with it?s ancient stone circles nestles in the foothills of the North Pennines. Walking, fishing, shooting, cycling (the route of the Tour of Britain runs through the parish) and many other pursuits are all at hand. The family can direct guests to areas of North Cumbria which visitor and tourists do not always find. Blue bell woods, river walks, country lanes or the Northern Fells, the end of which on a clear day has vistas over the North East, Scotland, the Solway and The Lake District.
Ainstable is only 30 minutes from Lake Ullswater, Penrith, the Border Reiver City of Carlisle, the Lake District National Park, Alston Moor AONB (the highest market town in England), Scotland and Hadrians Wall. This is Reiver Country at the edge of the Debatable Lands of the England Scotland Border.
We are only 15 minutes from Junction 41 Penrith and Junction 42 of the M6 motorway (Carlisle).
Armathwaite station on the Carlisle-Settle-Leeds railway is 2 miles away and Carlisle station just 12 miles.
The fields are full of cattle and sheep (the Heather Glen has its own flock of rare breed sheep) and fishing for salmon on the River Eden is internationally renowned.
Village pubs can be found in the mill village of Kirkoswald (4 miles) and Armathwaite (1 and a half miles).
The Heather Glen is in an area of outstanding natural beauty which we invite you to share.
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