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Stonetrail Cottages are a great choice for short break or weekend walking holidays in Cumbria. We are surrounded by some of the best walking routes in Cumbria where you can walk all day in almost complete seclusion. We have prepared route maps of our most popular walks for our residents which suit a variety of abilities. Most walks begin straight from your door and further a feild there is an endless selection of footpaths and trails.
Wild Boar Fell Walk, Eden Valley, Cumbria
Wild Boar Fell rises up behind Stonetrail Cottages to a height of 2,300ft and offers spectacular views over the Lake District Fells and the Lancashire coastline. Access is easy via a bridlepath which leads straight from our gate to the Pennine Bridleway which leads you to the top of Wild Boar. This is an excellent walk for all ages and abilities as the track is in good order and as long as you keep to the path its fairly easy going. This walk has options for more experienced walkers who can continue into the beautiful Mallerstang valley and head home in a circular direction.
The Poetry Path Walk. Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
The Poetry Path, which runs along a former railway line close to Kirkby Stephen, is a celebration of the hill farmer's ancient and enduring relationship with the stunning landscape in and around Cumbria's upper Eden Valley. Twelve short poems were written by local poet, Meg Peacocke, which were then have been carved by lettering artist Pip Hall into blocks of stone incorporated into walls and stiles or positioned as milestones and installed at intervals along a highly attractive circuital route either side of the river Eden. Carved decorative motifs with each poem depict some of the activities associated with each month of the hill farmer's year:-
The idea was conceived by Dick Capel of the East Cumbria Countryside Project. He also managed its implementation in conjunction with a committee consisting of local people in partnership with landowners