Directions to Kirkby Stephen East.
Kirkby Stephen is a market town in the Cumbrian Pennines.
Routes include the A66 accessed via Scotch Corner (A1) to the East or (M6) Penrith to the West or from Tebay (M6) Junction 38 along the A685.
A66 route: turn off at the A685 marked Brough / Kirkby Stephen. Drive through the town and we are immediately after the Croglin Castle Pub on the right. Tebay route: follow A685 past Kirkby Stephen West Station (Settle and Carlisle Line) and turn left just after the bridge before the Croglin Castle Pub.
Volunteers are at KSE every weekend and visitors are always very welcome. Station phone number 01768 371700 (manned at weekends + answer phone )
Visiting Kirkby Stephen and the Eden Valley Area
We are in a really beautiful part of the country and have spectacular scenery which is ideal for walking and cycling. There are a wide range of things to do and see with a choice of accommodation to suit all budgets. Kirkby Stephen is an historic market town and is on the Coast to Coast Footpath. Check out the Visit Eden website which details other attractions in the area and also has links to accommodation.
We can be reached via the Settle and Carlisle Line which is one of the most iconic railways in the country and there is a footpath from the station to our site. There is also a network of footpaths on the disused viaducts that once formed part of the Stainmore Route which are accessible to all including wheelchair users and families. These are maintained by the Northern Viaducts Trust which have saved Podgill, Merrygill and Smardale Gill Viaducts. The Smardale Gill Viaduct leads to a nature reserve run by Cumbria Wildlife Trust which is habitat for the Argus butterfly, red squirrels and a wide range of wildflowers.
A Class J21 departs westbound from KSE