sunset eden valley cumbria

The Eden Valley, nestled in the picturesque region of Cumbria, is well known to me for its stunning landscapes, charming villages, and rich cultural heritage. It is a place where nature’s beauty truly unfolds, captivating visitors with its rolling landscape, meandering rivers, and lush greenery.

Within my few years of living in this beautiful area I had the joy on many hikes and dog walks to experience so many sunrises and sunsets. They paint the sky here with vibrant hues of orange, pink, and purple, creating a mesmerizing display that leaves a lasting impression.

sunrise eden valley with lonely tree

Watching the sun rise or set over the valley’s serene landscape evokes a sense of peace and tranquility, allowing us to connect with nature on a deeper level. It is a reminder of the beauty and wonder that surround us, urging us to pause, reflect, and appreciate the simple joys of life.

flowers and sunset in the eden valley, cumbria

The Eden Valley offers a perfect destination for breathtaking sunsets and sunrises. With its natural landscapes and scenic locations, this valley provides a stunning backdrop that is sure to leave visitors in awe. The valley is blessed with unique geographical features that enhance the experience, making it a must-visit for photography enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

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sunset in cumbria clouds

This wide valley is flanked by great hill and mountain ranges. To the east you have the North Pennine range with Cross Fell and High Cup Nick overlooking the valley. To the south there are the Howgills encompassing the Nine Standards and to the west the mountains of the Lake District stand tall. These all make great silhouettes against the colours of the sky.

sunsrise in the eden valley, cumbria

You also have landmarks galore to help provide subject to your pictures. Castles like Appleby in the market town or the ruins of Brough Castle as well as Brougham.

For beautiful settings around Appleby and beyond in the Eden Valley there are fine examples like Rutter Force or small climbs like Dufton Pike with its quaint village.

dramatic eden valley sunset

On a lovely day, as the golden hour approaches, the rolling hills of the Eden Valley come alive with vibrant hues, painting the sky with a mesmerizing display of colors. With each passing minute, the sky transforms into a canvas of fiery oranges, deep purples, and soft pinks, casting an ethereal glow over the entire valley.

dawn in the eden valley with red sky

Be it the reflection of the setting sun on the crystal-clear waters or the silhouettes of ancient trees against the fiery backdrop, every frame tells a story of awe-inspiring beauty. The red skies in the morning can be something to behold.

sunset and daisy

Tomorrow it could just as colourful yet totally different. I find it a great time for the evening dog walk. A great time to reflect on a great day or to think of whatever may lie ahead.

orange sunset eden valley

Many of these occasions are purely by chance. Not going out specifically to get a sunset photo but maybe a wander through the wild flowers here that happens to coincide with the timing of sunset. Or even when out watching the lovely red squirrels that live in the valley.

silhouettes of trees at sunset

To conclude, The Eden Valley is a place of pure enchantment. As the sun sets or rises over this picturesque landscape, a magical symphony of colors paints the sky, leaving one in awe of its splendour.

The allure of experiencing sunsets and sunrises in the Eden Valley is simply irresistible. The tranquil ambiance is what drew me to live in the area in the first place. And now the sunsets and sunrises here keep me coming back for much more even to this day.

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14 Comments

  1. That’s really amazing.Felt like heaven

  2. Absolutely gorgeous. You live in heaven and are certainly blessed. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Paul Steele says:

      I am very lucky Sarah to see this oft. Thank you for your kind comment 🙂

  3. Ryan Biddulph says:

    More stunning here photos here Paul…..I have been to quite a few paradises around the world and these UK sunsets rank with any.

    1. Paul Steele says:

      thanks Ryan… I totally agree with you

    1. Paul Steele says:

      thank you so much Tracey

  4. What a stunning sunset? I love the photos and I must say that it’s inspiring and magnificent. I think I’ve fallen in love to another place called Crumbia.

  5. Gina Stoneheart says:

    Living and traveling mostly within the United States and throughout the Gulf of Mexico, I never realized how exquisite Britain is. Paul, the moments that you capture in your photos are breathtaking. I especially love how you describe “dramatic skies.” I’m so pleased to be following you now and look forward to being inspired by your incredible talent.

  6. Trusted Luxury Travel Guru says:

    Wow, beautiful! These pictures almost look like they’re from the Sahara!

    1. Paul Steele says:

      thanks very much indeed 🙂

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