Cumbria Way

Cumbria Way

The Cumbria Way is a 120-kilometre (75-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, Langdale, Borrowdale, Derwent Water, Skiddaw Forest and Caldbeck. It is a primarily low-level long-distance footpath with some high-level exposed sections.

Many guide books suggest you start in Ulverston in the South and walk North, but wouldn’t it be better to have the sun on your face instead of your back? So, we suggest you start in Carlisle and head South.

StartFinishDistance
day 1
CarlisleCaldbeck15.5m, 25km
day 2Caldbeck
Keswick15m, 24.5km
day 3
Keswick
Rosthwaite8m, 13km
day 4
Rosthwaite
Great Langdale
9m, 14.5km
day 5
Great Langdale
Coniston11m, 17.5km
day 6
ConistonUlverston
16.5m, 26.5km
Total75m, 121km

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

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