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Tourist information

The Kirkby Stephen Visitor Centre can be found right in the market square of the town. The centre has a wide range of walking guides, leaflets and maps along with information on many other attractions in the locality.

It is located at:

Market Square
Kirkby Stephen
CA17 4QN
Tel:  017683 71199
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Email: visit@uecp.org.uk  

Summer Opening Hours (1st Apr - 31st Oct):
Mon - Sat 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sun 10.00am - 4.00pm

Winter Opening Hours (1st Nov - 31st Mar):
Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat 11.00am - 3.00pm
Sun 11.00am - 3.00pm (Nov and Dec only)

Further information about Kirkby Stephen and the surrounding area can be found on the VisitEden website and on the GoLakes website (which covers all of Cumbria).

Part of the area around Kirkby Stephen falls into the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, More information can be found on the North Pennines website.

The Upper Eden Community Interest Company has taken over the former Kirkby Stephen Tourist Information Centre to run a community-led Upper Eden Visitor Centre. The Centre highlights the local area and offers retail opportunities to local people and artisans.

Special offers

You can download to an app or print out three free walks near Kirkby Stephen from the Walkingworld website. One is a circuit of the Smardale nature reserve including the imposing viaduct. There is an exploration of the Eden Viaducts near Kirkby Stephen that includes I-Spy sheets for spotting features en-route. The third is a rugged hill walk to the summit of Wild Boar Fell. Simply join Walkingworld to access these walks.
Kirkby Stephen & District Walkers are Welcome Steering Group. Contact us
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