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Name on green disc, including in National ParkCumbria Way

112 km / 70 miles

Cumbria
The Way provides a relatively low-level crossing of the Lake District National Park, following tracks and paths along valleys and over passes in the midst of splendid and varied scenery. It passes Coniston Water, Tarn Hows and Dungeon Ghyll and crosses the Stake Pass to Borrowdale, Derwent Water and Keswick. The Way continues to Caldbeck either via Dash Falls or over High Pike, and then follows the Caldew valley to Carlisle.

The Rambler's Lake District Area have been involved in waymarking, route upgrades and now have a dedicated website page (see below)for the Cumbria Way. The new page is intended (to quote its own words) to "advise of temporary closures and diversions, and of permanent changes to the route which may not yet be on maps or in guidebooks." It also suggests alternative routes and minor detours to visit nearby points of interest along the way, and includes a problem-reporting link.


Details:

Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Name on green disc, including in National Park Waymark: Name on green disc, including in National Park
Attributes: Challenging; Lake/Reservoir/Loch; Moorland; Mountain
Start:
SD285785 - Ulverston, Cumbria
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Finish:
NY401560 - Carlisle, Cumbria
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Web Sites: Cumbria Way and Allerdale Ramble
  Ramblers - Cumbria Way
  Contours - Cumbria Way
  Mickledore - Cumbria Way
  BOOTboys - Cumbria Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook + Map Flap: Cumbria Way (Rucksack Readers - 2013)
Paperback: Cumbria Way: 72 Miles Through the Lake District (Hillside Publications - 2005)
Paperback: Cumbria Way: Official Ramblers Guidebook (Dalesman Publishing Co Ltd - 2000)
Paperback: Cumbria Way & The Allerdale Ramble (Cicerone Press - 2001)
Hardback: Walkers Britain (AA Publishing - 2011)
Leaflet: Cumbria Way (Ulverston TIC - 2002)
Paperback: Cumbria Way (Aurum Press - 1999)
Booklet: Guide to the Cumbria Way (Miway Publishing - 2000)
Booklet: Cumbria Way: Accommodation Guide (Miway Publishing - 2000)
DVD: Cumbria Way (Striding Edge Limited - 2008)

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Maps:

Show OS Map
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 8589909697
OS Landranger Active: 8589909697
OS Explorer: 4567315
OS Explorer Active: 4567315
Other Paper Maps:
Harvey Map (Stripmap): Cumbria Way (Harvey Maps - 2009)
Digital Maps:
Downloadable Digital Mapping: Cumbria Way (Anquet Maps - 2009)
Digital Mapping (25k Scale): MEMORY-MAP V5 LAKE DISTRICT OS 1:25,000 (Memory-Map Europe)

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers: Baggage Handling (Sherpa Van Project)
Support Providers: Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (Load Off Your Back)
Support Providers: Guided and Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Northwestwalks)
Support Providers: Guided Walking Holidays (HF Holidays)
Support Providers: Guided Walking Holidays (Ramblers Countrywide Holidays)
Support Providers: Self Guided Walking Holidays (Where2Walk)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Macs Adventure)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Celtic Trails Walking Holidays)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Wandering Aengus Treks)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Walking Holidays)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Knobbly Stick)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Trek-Inn Holidays Limited)
Support Providers: Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Mickledore Travel Ltd)
Support Providers: Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Brigantes Accommodation & Baggage Courier Service)
Support Providers: Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Explore Britain)
Support Providers: Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Discovery Travel)

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Group Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation: Duddon Sands Hostel, Askewgate Brow, Kirkby in Furness 5 Km
Bunk House: Lowick School Bunkhouse 1 Km
Camping Barn: Fell End Camping Barn, Woodland, Broughton in Furness 3 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Coniston Coppermines YHA, Coniston, Cumbria 2 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Coniston Holly How YHA, Far End, Coniston, Cumbria < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Hawkshead YHA, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria 4 Km
Hostel Accommodation: High Wray Basecamp, Ambleside 4 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Shackleton Lodge, Brathay Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria 2 Km
Camp Site: Long Valley Bell Tents & Yurts, Low Wray Site, Ambleside 4 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Ambleside YHA, Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria 3 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Ambleside Backpackers, Old Lake Rd, Ambleside, Cumbria 3 Km
Bunk House: Rydal Hall Bunkhouse, Ambleside, Cumbria 3 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Langdale YHA, Loughrigg, Ambleside, Cumbria 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Elterwater YHA, Elterwater, Ambleside < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Grasmere Butharlyp Howe YHA, Grasmere, Cumbria 3 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Thorney How Independant Hostel, Grasmere, Cumbria 3 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Grasmere Independent Hostel, Keswick Rd, Grasmere, Cumbria 4 Km
Bunk House: Great Langdale Bunkhouse < 1 Km
Camp Site: Long Valley Bell Tents & Yurts, Gt Langdale Site, Ambleside < 1 Km
Camping Barn: Dinah Hoggus Camping Barn, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Borrowdale YHA, Longthwaite, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Honister Hause YHA, Seatoller, Keswick, Cumbria 3 Km
Camp Site: Long Valley Bell Tents & Yurts, Borrowdale Site, Keswick < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Derwentwater Youth Hostel 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Derwentwater YHA, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria 1 Km
Camping Barn: Catbells Camping Barn, Low Skelgill, Newlands, Keswick < 1 Km
Bunk House: Hawse End Centre < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Keswick YHA, Station Road, Keswick, Cumbria < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Denton House, Keswick < 1 Km
Camping Barn: Causeway Foot Camping Barn, Naddle, Keswick, Cumbria 4 Km
Bunk House: The White Horse Inn Bunkhouse 5 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Skiddaw House, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria < 1 Km
Camping Barn: Hudscales Camping Barn, Hudscales, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Swaledale Watch 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Carrock Halls University Of Cumbria 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Carlisle YHA, Old Brewery Residences, Caldewgate, Carlisle < 1 Km

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Additional Images:


Connected Paths:

Path Highlights: Cumbria Way Highlights 1; Cumbria Way Highlights 2
National Trails (England & Wales): Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Allerdale Ramble; Cistercian Way (Cumbria); Cumbria Coastal Way
Significant un-waymarked paths: Coast to Coast (Wainwright)
Other Paths: Alternative Coast to Coast; Ambleside Ale Trail; Bay to Bay Walks; Eastern Hadrianic Way; Fairtrade Way; Furness Way; Grasmere Ale Trail; Grassington to West Coast Walk; Head to Head; Helvellyn Ale Trail; Inn Way...to the Lake District; John Peel Trail; Lake District Boundary Walk; Lakeland Haute Route; Lakeland Heritage Trail; Lakeland to Lindisfarne; Lakeland Tour; Lancashire Monastic Way Cockerham Priory to Furness Abbey; Miller's Way; Miller's Way 2; North of England Way; North West Way; North-West Coastal Trail; Rydal Ale Trail; Settle To Carlisle - Hill Walk; Settle to Carlisle Way; St Bega's Way; Threlkeld Ale Trail; Tops of the North (Carlisle and Cheviot to Cat and Fiddle); Tops of the North (Three Shire Heads to Carlisle); Tour of the Lake District; Traditional Hostels Lakes Walk; Wainwright Memorial Walk; Wainwright's Remote Lakeland; Wainwrights Way; Walking Round the Lakes; Westmorland Heritage Walk; Westmorland Way; William Wordsworth Way
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Anytime Challenges: Back 'O' Skidda; Coniston Water Circuit; Crake Valley Round; Eight Lakeland Mountain Passes; Furness Five Trigs Walk; Kirkby Moor Round and Burney; Lakeland Challenge Walk; Lakeland Mountain Heritage Trail; Lakeland Top Ten; Lakes and Passes of Borrowdale and Buttermere; North Western Fells; Old Crown Round; Pennington Round
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Kanters: Cumbrian Classic Trident Walk

Downloads:

GPS Exchange Format Route File: Cumbria Way GPX Exchange Format Route File Login to Download
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MemoryMap Route file: Cumbria Way Memory Map Route File Login to Download
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Tracklogs Route file: Cumbria Way Tracklogs Route file Login to Download
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Route Profile:

118.5 Km (73.6 miles)
3,051 m (10,010 ft) ascent
649 m (2,129 ft)  maximum height