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 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.
Strider News - August 2015 (Publication Update)
Cicerone have published a new guide to the Cumbria Way that includes high-level alternatives.
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