|Kaber Chapel is located between Brough and Kirkby Stephen in The Upper Eden Valley.
Kaber is a small and attractive hamlet with magnificent views of the fells which has
frequently won the best kept hamlet award in the Cumbria in Bloom competition.
You will find Eden in a tranquil corner of Cumbria - one of England’s most beautiful
counties and a lovely destination for a holiday at any time of year. The clean air and
dramatic landscapes will refresh, inspire and rejuvenate anyone who visits
The Eden Valley is nestled close to the English Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales
National Park and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated
within a two-hour drive of several major international airports (Manchester, Liverpool
and Newcastle), it is easily found, between Junctions 38 and 41 of the M6 Motorway.
Eden is also well served by the Virgin ‘West Coast Mainline’ rail and Kirkby Stephen is
served by the Settle - Carlisle railway line (operated by Northern Rail).
Eden will surprise you with its range of activities - there is so much to choose - from
strenuous high mountain paths to gentle riverside strolls, plus golf, fishing, bird
watching,sailing, paragliding, canoeing swimming, and other watersports. The Eden
Valley is increasingly popular with cyclists who enjoy the quiet country lanes and the
famous C2C cycle-route. Despite its rural location, there are over seventy visitor
attractions in Eden so whether your interests are outdoor activities, fine food, family
days out or delving into the area’s unique history, you will find something to suit you.
|Location and Places of Interest
in the Eden Valley
|The property is situated in just two miles from the unique and quaint village of Kirkby
Stephen , which was formerly in the old county of Westmorland, now Cumbria and situated
on Wainwright's famous 'Coast to Coast' walk. In the 'Cathedral of the Dales', as the Parish
church of St Stephen is known, you will find the ancient 'Loki Stone' - symbol of an eighth
century Norse God. Kirkby Stephen has just been named as Calor Village of the Year for
England 2009 and Northern England Village of the Year 2009.
This is an area of Cumbria much less well known than the Lake District, but equally
appealing. A traditional small market town of historic buildings, cobbled yards, quaint
corners and interesting shops, it is surrounded by a landscape of pastoral rural scenery
and wild uplands. Kirkby Stephen has developed a strong and self-sufficient identity and a
vibrant sense of community and has a post office, grocers, greengrocers, convenience
stores, specialist food stores, bakers, newsagents, ironmongers, supermarket and chemist.
Also, an interesting range of antique shops, bookshops, craft shops, gift shops, galleries,
pubs, restaurants (including a Chinese and Indian) plus a tourist information centre.
Walk from here to the Nine Standards or explore Smardale Gill Nature Reserve.
Two miles in the other direction from Kaber and you reach the historic market town of
Brough with its 11th Century castle.
The nearest pubs to the chapel are The Bay Horse Inn in Winton
(which has some of the original pews from the chapel as seating)
and The Black Bull Inn in Brough Sowerby
both are within 20 minutes walking distance and serve good food.
Travel for nine miles on a narrow fell road with stunning scenery to enter Swaledale in the
Yorkshire Dales and visit The Tan Hill Inn, the highest inn in Great Britain at 1732 feet..
|Although a car is recommended to explore the area there is a local taxi service which can provide airport
or railway station pick up and drop off and has mini-buses in it's fleet.