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Name on green disc, including in National ParkCumbria Way

Cumbria

112 km / 70 miles
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 Ramblers' Lake District Area have been involved in waymarking, route upgrades and have a dedicated website page (see below) for the Cumbria Way. The page is intended 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.


Details:

Waymark: Name on green disc, including in National Park
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Name on green disc, including in National Park
Attributes: Challenging
Lake/Reservoir/Loch
Moorland
Mountain
Start: SD285785 - Ulverston, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Finish: NY401560 - Carlisle, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Visit Keswick - Cumbria Way WalkLakes - Cumbria Way Cumbria Way Lake District Ramblers - Temporary Diversions and Closures on the Cumbria Way Pete's Walks Blog - Cumbria Way Independent Hostels UK - Cumbria Way Accommodation Rambling Man - Planning your Cumbria Way Walk English Lakes - Cumbria Way Pete's Trip Reports - Cumbria Way [blog] The Cumbria Way [YouTube video] Brian's Walks - Cumbria Way [blog] The Cumbria Way Walk Backpack Artist - Cumbria Way [blog] A walker's journal - The Cumbria Way [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking the Cumbria Way : Ulverston to Carlisle : main route with mountain alternatives  (Cicerone Press  - 2015 )
Guidebook Cumbria Way  (Rucksack Readers  - 2013 )
Guidebook Cumbria Way  (Stanfords  - 2012 )
Guidebook Cumbria Way: 72 Miles Through the Lake District  (Books Cumbria  - 2005 )
Guidebook Walkers' Britain  (AA Publishing  - 2011 )
Guidebook Cumbria Way  (Dalesman  - 2000 )
Guidebook Guide to the Cumbria Way  (Miway  - 2000 )
Guidebook Cumbria Way : accommodation guide  (Miway  - 2000 )
Guidebook The Cumbria Way : Recreational Path Guide  (Aurum Press (an imprint of Quarto)  - 1999 )
Guidebook The Cumbria Way & the Allerdale Ramble  (Cicerone Press  - 1997 )
Guidebook Fastpacking : multi-day running adventures : tips, stories and route ideas  (Cicerone Press  - 2018 )

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Maps:

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National Trails (England & Wales)
Paths Marked on OS mapping
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Anytime Challenges
Kanters

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 85, 89, 90, 96, 97
OS Landranger Active 85, 89, 90, 96, 97
OS Explorer 4, 5, 6, 7, 315
OS Explorer Active 4, 5, 6, 7, 315
Other Paper Maps:
Harvey National Trail map
Cumbria Way (Harvey Maps - 2016)
Stripmap
Cumbria Way: Map & Guide (Footprint Maps - 2014)
Digital Maps:
Downloadable Digital Mapping
Cumbria Way (Anquet)

Walking Support Providers:

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Baggage Handling (Sherpa Van Project)
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Baggage Handling and Self Guided Walks (Celtic Trails Walking Holidays)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Walking Holidays)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Wandering Aengus Treks)
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Self-Guided Walking holidays (Discovery Travel)
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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Mickledore Travel Ltd)
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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Brigantes Accommodation & Baggage Courier Service)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Absolute Escapes Ltd)
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Self Guided Walking Holidays (Green Traveller)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Discovery Walking Holidays)
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Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (Great British Walks Limited)

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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

 
 
From
Path
Along
Path
Bunk House
1 km
10 km
Hostel Accommodation
2 km
24 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
25 km
Hostel Accommodation
4 km
28 km
Hostel Accommodation
3 km
34 km
Bunk House
3 km
35 km
Hostel Accommodation
1 km
36 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
36 km
Hostel Accommodation
3 km
37 km
Hostel Accommodation
3 km
37 km
Bunk House
< 1 km
41 km
Bunk House
3 km
48 km
Hostel Accommodation
3 km
54 km
Camping Barn
< 1 km
56 km
Hostel Accommodation
1 km
59 km
Bunk House
< 1 km
62 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
66 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
67 km
Hostel Accommodation
1 km
71 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
74 km
B & B Accommodation
1 km
88 km
Bunk House
< 1 km
89 km
Hostel Accommodation
1 km
111 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
111 km

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Additional Images:


Connected Paths:

National Trails (England & Wales)

Downloads:

MemoryMap Route File
Tracklogs Route File

Route Profile:

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

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