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Settle to Carlisle Way

Cumbria, N Yorkshire

158 km / 98 miles
The Settle to Carlisle Way is a newly developed route that runs from station to station, mostly within sight of the famous railway. It goes for 98 miles (157 km) northward from Settle, soon enjoying great views of the Three Peaks as it progresses through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, past the Ribblehead Viaduct and over Blea Moor tunnel.

Entering Cumbria via lonely Mallerstang, the Way passes beneath Wild Boar Fell and descends gently through the delightful valley of the River Eden. Here it passes Long Meg and her Daughters stone circle and moves on to Armathwaite, ending in the historic border city of Carlisle.

With detours to the railway stations the distance is about 102 miles.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: SD817635 - Settle Station, Settle, N Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Finish: NY402555 - Carlisle Citadel Station, Carlisle, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2012
Web Sites: Independent Hostels UK - Settle to Carlisle Accommodation

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Settle to Carlisle Way  (Rucksack Readers  - 2012 )


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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:
OS Landranger 85, 86, 90, 91, 98
OS Landranger Active 85, 86, 90, 91, 98
OS Explorer 2, 5, 19, 31, 315
OS Explorer Active 2, 5, 19, 31, 315
Other Paper Maps:
Harvey National Trail map
Settle to Carlisle Way (Harvey Maps - 2012)

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Bunk House
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12 km
Bunk House
2 km
25 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
65 km
Walkers are Welcome
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65 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
81 km
Hostel Accommodation
2 km
92 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
157 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
158 km

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Route Profile:

163.7 km (101.7 miles)
2,947 m (9,669 ft) ascent
536 m (1,759 ft)  maximum height

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