Cumbria Way

Cumbria Way

The Cumbria Way is a 117-kilometre (73-mile) long distance footpath in Cumbria. 

The majority of the route is inside the boundaries of the Lake District National Park. It passes through the towns of Coniston and Keswick and links the two historic Cumbrian towns of Ulverston and Carlisle. The route cuts through the Lake District via Coniston Water, Great Langdale, Borrowdale, Derwent Water, Skiddaw Forest and Caldbeck. It is a primarily low-level long-distance footpath with some high-level exposed sections. For those who would prefer to take in mountain summits , there are many opportunities along the way.

If you are travelling by train from the South and starting the route in Ulverston, take the  West Coast Mainline and change at Lancaster and catch a train which calls at Ulverston. There are a number of accommodation options in the town and close to the start point.

If you intend to walk the path from North to South, take a train to Carlisle, which again is on the West Coast Mainline.

There are a number of guide books available. We highly recommend the following guide book published by Cicerone:- Walking The Cumbria Way., 

Online information about the route can be found at :-

StartFinishDistanceApprox. Walking Time
day 1
UlverstonConiston15.5m, 25km
7 - 8 hrs
day 2Coniston
Great Langdale11.75m, 19km
5 - 6 hrs
day 3
Great Langdale
Keswick16m, 25.5km
8 - 9 hrs
day 4
14.5m, 23km
8 hrs
day 5
Carlisle15.5m, 25km
7 hrs
Total73m, 117km

Route information, maps, distances and itineraries are for general information only and should not be relied on for navigation.

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