The pretty, rural village of Nateby Kirkby Stephen is the gateway to Swaledale and the Mallerstang Edge Moors located near the confluence of the River Eden, just over 1 mile from Kirkby Stephen. Something of a sleepy backwater, the village boasts a traditional old pub The Nateby Inn, a petrol station which serves as the village shop and a scattering of dwellings and farmsteads built from the local Brockram stone. The traditional market town of Kirkby Stephen, once home to bobbin mills today hosts a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs for every taste and budget. Enjoy many excellent walks and cycle routes nearby, explore the magnificent Howgill Fells or visit the Settle to Carlisle railway line. A superb location with the whole of the mystical Lake District National Park and the stunning Yorkshire Dales at your fingertips.
Surrounded by spectacular scenery, the ancient market town of Kirkby Stephen in the Upper Eden Valley enjoys an enviable position between the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks. The town is also close to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cumbria's first "Walkers are Welcome" town and winner of the prestigious title of Calor® "English Village of the Year", Kirkby Stephen makes an ideal base for exploring not only the local area but further afield.Sunsoar Paragliding Kirkby Stephen
Our Centre is conveniently located along the road from Nateby Inn Kirkby Stephen.
Where you choose to learn how to fly can make a tremendous difference. As one of the UK's longest established and most successful schools, Sunsoar Paragliding have a lot to offer. We are conveniently situated between the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, and have excellent and uncrowded sites for every wind direction.
There is a good range of shops, several antique shops, restaurants, cafés, pubs and a Tourist Information Office. In recent years there has been an annual music festival and the town has won several awards from Britain in Bloom.
Kirkby Stephen serves as a base for tourism in the Eden Valley area and for walking tours of the Dales. It is on the line of the Coast to Coast Walk, devised by Alfred Wainwright, Each June there is the "Mallerstang Horseshoe and Nine Standards Yomp" which takes a strenuous route along the high ground along both sides of the neighbouring dale of Mallerstang, including Wild Boar Fell and the summit of nearby Nine Standards Rigg.