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Welcome to our village

The ancient village of Bolton lies on a hill above the River Eden in the picturesque Eden Valley in Cumbria. The small, friendly village is four miles west of the historic market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, and 11 miles east of the larger, equally historic market town of Penrith. It is minutes off the A66, and 15 minutes away from the M6 and a mainline station. The Lake District National Park, the Westmorland Dales and the North Yorkshire Dales are within easy reach. The magnificent views from the village and the strong community spirit contribute to its ever-growing popularity. Unlike many Cumbrian villages, the percentage of second and holiday homes is very low, and community life is year-long. It centres on the Memorial Hall, the pub (the New Crown Inn), the church and chapel, the primary school and a popular nursery. A fantastic new play park was officially opened in April 2019.

Parish Council Vacancies

There are currently two vacancies for Parish Councillors:

  • Notice of Vacancy 1.
  • Notice of Vacancy 2.
  • We have been given the go ahead to co-opt councillors. Please consider joining the team to help support and shape the Bolton community. We need people to represent a variety of community interests. It needn’t take much of your time – you would have a duty to read the brief for, and attend PC meetings once every two months, but if you cannot attend you just need to send an apology and explanation to the Clerk. How much time you devote really depends on how much or little you want to get involved.

    If you are interested, please contact the Clerk see here.

Information & Resources

Pump Track Planning Consultation

Eden District Council have opened the Planning Application for the pump track for public consultation.

The application will be available to view on thier web site http://eforms.eden.gov.uk/fastweb/search.asp (opens a new window) and enter the application number 21/0508, and click “search”. Please return your comments by e-mail to the planning officer within 21 days from 1st June 2021.

A66 Re-routing Information

The latest information on the proposed dualing and re-routing of the A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Route can be found here (opens a new page).

Covid-19 information

Restarting Village Activities – With due care and attention.

Village Information

The pub is open. See their Facebook page for details (opens a new page).

The Parish Council meet in the Memorial Hall on the third Monday of alternate months. Details

The Memorial Hall is open.

The exchange will restert on Tuesday afternoons from 5th October, 2.30 – 4pm for tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes.
It is unlikely that Library services will be available.
The secondhand paperback book exchange will remain in the bus shelter.

The WI has resumed meetings in the Memorial Hall on the 2nd Monday of every month.
– please contact boltonwomensinstitute@gmail.com for more information.

Indoor Bowls will restart at 2pm on Thursdays from 23rd September.

Information for visitors

Cumbria County Council publishes information on countryside access and Rights of Way on this page (opens a new page).

Information booklet

This booklet is designed for people new to Bolton and provides information about our community activities, organisations, clubs and groups, along with information and contact details of various organisations, services, businesses and authorities.


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