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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.

Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Parish Council Meeting will take place on May 17th 2021.

Information & Resources

Roadmap to Recovery – The cautious lifting of lockdown has begun.

The government’s guide to what this means can be found here (opens a new page).

A page of local Covid-19 related information can be found here.

Village Covid-19 Information

The pub aims to open “our beer garden on 1st May ( weather permitting). We have 8 tables available to book.” See their Facebook page for details (opens a new page).

The Parish Council will continue to meet via the Zoom platform.

The Memorial Hall hopes to open from the 17 May limited with social distancing and Max half capacity. Full opening for the 21 June.

The exchange remains closed for the time being.

The WI is meeting once per month via Zoom. Non-WI members are very welcome to join any presentation – please contact boltonwomensinstitute@gmail.com for more information and an email link.

Local Goventment Reorganisation Consultation

The Government would like to hear your opinion on the proposals to move to Unitary Local Governemnt in Cumbria. There are four proposed schemes and the consultation process will be open until April 19th 2021. An overview and links to the proposal details and the survey can be found here (opens a new page).

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).

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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