Kirkby Stephen and the Upper Eden is predominantly rural with no theme parks and big attractions, visitors come here for the scenery and unpolluted fresh air. Walkers enjoy the authentic experience not contaminated by commercialism as in the hotspots of the Lake District but still offering varied walking country and spectacular countryside. Children enjoy freedom and traditional countryside adventure.
Kirkby Stephen is a very small Market Town with the main trade – still primarily agriculture – being conducted in the auction mart where they sell, sheep, cattle and horses, an experience in itself especially the special historical sales like Luke’s Fair and Cowper Day.
We have detailed some ‘things to do’ in the local vicinity and for a day out and hope that there is something that you will find interesting and enjoy what we have to offer including our quirky shops and small businesses. Above all enjoy the peace, air, landscape, friendly people, heritage and wild life and go home rested and relaxed.