Visit Upper Eden


Soulby is centred on the river, Smardale Beck with the three arched bridge built in 1819 and a three acre village green where sheep fairs were once held.

St Luke’s Church was built in 1662 by Sir Philip Musgrave, who owned Hartley Castle near Kirkby Stephen. There is also a Methodist Chapel.

Soulby had a pub called the Black Bull where Alfred Wainwright stayed whilst on his original ‘Pennine Journey’ over 75 years ago.

There is a superb children’s play park, and beautifully renovated village hall which hosts regular events.