Cumbria Way

Description

  1. Name Cumbria Way
  2. Length of trail 113 km, 70 miles
  3. Length in days 6 days
  4. Start of trail Ulverston
  5. End of trail Carlisle
  6. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  7. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

Cumbria Way, Derwent River valley

70 miles, 112 km, 6 days

Walking the Coast to Coast Path, you will have passed through the Lake District before you know it. So, if you want to spend more time to enjoy Cumbria and the Lake District, then the Cumbria Way is a good option. The path is 70 miles, 112 km long and runs from the ancient market town of Ulverston to Carlisle, not far from the Scottish border. The contrasts between the rugged hills and gentle valleys are large. Prepare yourself for a lot of climbing up and down rugged ridges.

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Cumbria Way, 141km

Opinions

Rate 8.5 | 2 votes | No 9. in United Kingdom
  • pc22
  • Rate 8
  • Positive A lovely walk....none of the sections are too long, and although it goes through the heart of the Lakes in mainly sticks to lower ground which means its not too strenuous. If walked at the right time of year it would be hard to find a walk in England much better for views
  • Negative If i had been designing the walk i might have finished it in Keswick as the pull up to Carlisle felt tedious....though Blencathra is great
  • Aaron Barnes October 2011
  • Rate 9
  • Positive Great walk through the heart of the Lake District from Ulverston to Carlisle (or reverse). Highlights include Tarn Hows and a phenomenal section of trail over Stake Pass. Recommend walking North to South.
  • Negative Waymarking over the whole of the route, in general is pretty poor. First few miles from Carlisle fairly tedious, but the rest of the route makes up for it.
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Cumbria Way

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Cumbria Way
  • A guidebook to the 73 mile Cumbria Way, an easy long-distance walk though the heart of the Lake District National Park, from Ulverston in the south to Carlisle in the north, with good transport links to either end. The route is largely low-level but this guide offers alternative mountain days to climb some of the famous fells en route. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
  • The Cumbria Way
  • A guidebook to the 73-mile Cumbria Way, an easy long-distance walk though the heart of the Lake District National Park, from Ulverston in the south to Carlisle in the north, with good transport links to either end. The route is largely low-level but this guide offers alternative mountain days to climb some of the famous fells en route. Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • The Cumbria Way
  • A guidebook to the Cumbria Way, a 73-mile long distance path through the heart of the English Lake District from Ulverston to Carlisle. The route is largely low-level, and accessible to new trekkers, but this guide offers alternative mountain days to climb some of the famous fells en route. The guide divides the route into 5 stages of between... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids The Cumbria Way | Cicerone
  • A guidebook to the Cumbria Way, a 73-mile long distance path through the heart of the English Lake District from Ulverston to Carlisle. The route is largely low-level, and accessible to new trekkers, but this guide offers alternative mountain days to climb some of the famous fells en route. The guide divides the route into 5 stages of between... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • The Cumbria Way
  • A guidebook to the Cumbria Way, a 73-mile long distance path through the heart of the English Lake District from Ulverston to Carlisle. The route is largely low-level, and accessible to new trekkers, but this guide offers alternative mountain days to climb some of the famous fells en route. The guide divides the route into 5 stages of between... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • Fastpacking
  • Guidebook to fastpacking - multi-day running trips carrying the bare essentials - in the UK, Europe and beyond. The book introduces the concept through inspiring fastpacking stories, tales from endurance legends such as Jez Bragg, 12 recommended routes from bothy adventures to 'hut-hopping' trips, plus practical tips and tricks. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cumbria Way (72 miles)
  • Cumbria Way (72 miles) is the Hillside mini guide to walking the well established long-distance route through the Lake District, from Ulverston to Carlisle, through the scenery of the Lake District National Park.Hillside Great Britain Mini Walking Guides series is a collection of mini guides by Paul Hannon to the walking country in Great... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Netherlands
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
  • Cumbria Way
  • Lange afstandswandelgids van de Cumbria Way door het Lake district. Wandelgids met kaarten en beschrijving. op waterbestendig papier, in spiraalbinding. The Cumbria Way begins at Ulverston and heads north for 73 miles (123 km) through the unspoiled dales with stone-built farms of the Lake District, running around charming lakes and passing... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Cumbria Way | Rucksack Readers
  • Lange afstandswandelgids van de Cumbria Way door het Lake district. Wandelgids met kaarten en beschrijving. op waterbestendig papier, in spiraalbinding. The Cumbria Way begins at Ulverston and heads north for 73 miles (123 km) through the unspoiled dales with stone-built farms of the Lake District, running around charming lakes and passing... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2007
  • Wandelgids The Cumbria Coastal Way | Cicerone
  • This guidebook follows the continuous 298km (182 mile) walking route from Silverdale, on Morecambe Bay, towards Gretna on the Scottish border. The route links a number of gems of landscape, wildlife, archaeology and history along this often little-known coastline. A walk of 10-14 days suitable for all levels of ability. THE CUMBRIA COASTAL WAY... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Lake District Sketchbook
  • A celebration of one of England's most alluring and picturesque regions, the Lake District Sketchbook is packed with over 200 beautiful line and watercolour illustrations of some of the author's favourite places in the magnificent English lakeland. The illustrations are accompanied by historical footnotes, quirky facts, some easy walks,... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Lake District Sketchbook
  • A celebration of one of England's most alluring and picturesque regions, the Lake District Sketchbook is packed with over 200 beautiful line and watercolour illustrations of some of the author's favourite places in the magnificent English lakeland. The illustrations are accompanied by historical footnotes, quirky facts, some easy walks,... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Lakes SE
  • The south-eastern area of the Lake District on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL7, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage extends eastwards from Coniston and the northern part of the Coniston Water to the Killington Reservoir and includes Grasmere, Ambleside, Windermere, Kendal, Penny... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cumbria Way
  • Cumbria Way, a 112km / 70 mile route liking Ulverston and Carlisle across the heart of the Lake District, presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The route is shown on five overlapping panels, with additional street plans of Carlisle, Keswick, and Ulverston.Maps in the Harvey’s series... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Cumbria Way XT40
  • Cumbria Way, a 112km / 70 mile route liking Ulverston and Carlisle across the heart of the Lake District, presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The route is shown on five overlapping panels, with additional street plans of Carlisle, Keswick, and Ulverston.Maps in the Harvey Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Cumbria Way | Harvey Maps
  • Duidelijke kaart van de Cumbria Way met veel extra informatie. Cumbria Way Map XT40 edition Leap forward in technical excellence. Tough, light and 100% wateproof Compact and light - the map itself weighs just 60gms - a third of the weight of a laminated map, and much less bulky. And you can fold or refold it time and again, or stuff it in your... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cumbria Way
  • The waterproof Footprint map-guide to the Cumbria Way - the 73 mile (117km) route between Ulverstone and Carlisle. It generally follows well maintained paths and tracks through some of the Lake District`s finest scenery. This Footprint map is divided into 5 sections each portrayed on a separate panel. It is marked in miles, starting in... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Lakes NE
  • The north-eastern area of the Lake District on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL5, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes Penrith, Patterdale, Caldbeck, Ullswater, Thirlmere, Haweswater Reservoir, Inglewood Forest, a section of the Cumbria Way, etc.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: this title and... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Also available from:
  • The Book Depository, United Kingdom
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Lakes SE
  • The south-eastern area of the Lake District on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL7, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage extends eastwards from Coniston and the northern part of the Coniston Water to the Killington Reservoir and includes Grasmere, Ambleside, Windermere, Kendal, Penny Bridge,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
» Click to close
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Also available from:
  • The Book Depository, United Kingdom
» Click to open
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Lakes NE
  • The north-eastern area of the Lake District on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL5, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes Penrith, Patterdale, Caldbeck, Ullswater, Thirlmere, Haweswater Reservoir, Inglewood Forest, a section of the Cumbria Way, etc.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: this title... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Cumbria Way Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk the Cumbria Way through the heart of the Lake District. The Cumbria Way is a classic 76 mile walk across the Lake District from South to North. On your walk from Ulverston to Carlisle, though the natural beauty of the Lake District, you will follow in the footsteps of the romantic poets Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southley and discover how... Read more
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