Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale (Low option) (13 miles / 21 km)
We leave Kirkby Stephen following the River Eden, through Nateby and out into the splendour of the Mallerstang Valley. We pass fortified manor houses and old castles, entwined with ancient legends, before climbing up the lower slopes of the Mallerstang ridge, home to the source of the Rivers Ure and Eden. An airy walk along a lofty plateau provide great views down into the valley before reaching Hell Gill, also steeped in myth. The high route joins us here and together we follow a good path along The High Way and down to our destination at Garsdale Head.