Refill Eden

Nestled between the Lake District fells and the Pennines in Cumbria, the beautiful Eden district is often described as the hidden gem of our county. Refill Eden began in our district’s largest town, Penrith, in late 2017 and is spreading out across the area, from Appleby to Alston.

Eden is much-loved by walkers, cyclists and water sports enthusiasts enjoying our rivers and lakes, so the Refill scheme is the perfect way for our visitors and local people to get refreshed without resorting to disposable bottles of water.

Refill Eden is run by the volunteer group Penrith Action for Community Transition (PACT), with support from Cumbria County Council and our local Surfers Against Sewage team. It’s part of our wider efforts to cut down on single-use plastics and litter in Eden.


If you’d like to have Refill in your area in Eden, get in touch with PACT and we’ll help you do it. You can also help spread the word by telling your friends and family about Refill Eden, and by sharing our posts on Facebook. Join the PACT newsletter list to keep up to date on efforts to cut out pointless plastics in Eden.


If your business or organisation would like to offer free tap water refills, please get in touch! We’d love to have you as part of Refill Eden. To find out more about the scheme, visit

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