Skip to page content | Using this site

Member Login: Join

White disc with green symbol and walk nameMiller's Way

82 km / 51 miles

Cumbria
Jonathan Dodgson Carr (1806 - 1884) left Kendal in 1831 and moved to Carlisle where he set up his own flour mill and bakery. From selling bread to the local population he soon diversified into biscuit production, resulting in having a flour mill at Silloth and a biscuit factory (Carrs) in Carlisle. Both are still in production today.

As a tribute to this successful Quaker visionary a walk - The Miller?s Way - has been devised. The route basically follows the trek that he took in 1831, by foot and horse drawn carriage, from Kendal to Carlisle.

It gives a taste of the Shap Fells, the Howgills, the Pennines and the tranquil Eden Valley and is a generally low-level route with the total ascent on the route 1418m (4652ft) and the highest point at 443m (1453ft).

Inevitably this course has since developed into a modern transport corridor. Never straying very far from the A6, now relatively quiet, and then also the M6 that it crosses on a number of occasions, the walk takes in Shap Memorial, Bampton Grange, Lowther Castle, Penrith, Plumptonfoot and Wreay, before finishing at the ?Mercat Cross? in Carlisle.

En route the Dales Way is soon crossed north of Kendal and at Carlisle and links can easily be made to the Cumbria Way and the Cumbria Coastal Way.

A further 30-mile route, Miller?s Way 2, links the Carrs biscuit works in Caldewgate, Carlisle and its existing flour mill at Silloth on the west coast of Cumbria.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Waymark: White disc with green symbol and walk name
Waymark
White disc with green symbol and walk name
Attributes
Easy; River; Heritage
Start
SD515928 - Market Place, Kendal, Cumbria
View on StreetMap
Finish
NY401560 - Mercat Cross, Carlisle, Cumbria
View on StreetMap
Open Date
2006

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet
Miller?s Way: A Journey of Destiny (Carrs Breadmaker - 2006)

Maps:

You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a path or a marker for more info.(interactive map help)

Show Connected Path Outlines
National Trails (England & Wales)
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Significant un-waymarked paths
Other Paths
Anytime Challenges

Show Accommodation
Hostel Accommodation
Bunk House
B & B Accommodation
Hotels
Self-catering

 
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
85869097
OS Landranger Active
85869097
OS Explorer
57315
OS Explorer Active
57315

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From Path
Along Path
B & B Accommodation
Highgate Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Hotels
Riverside Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Sonata Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
14 Printers Croft  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Hillside Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation
Kendal Hostel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Lyndhurst Guest House  (bookable online)
1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Riversleigh Guest House  (bookable online)
1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Glenholme Guest House  (bookable online)
1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Sundial House  (bookable online)
1 Km
< 1 Km
Hotels
Stonecross Manor Hotel  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Glen  (bookable online)
3 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Hawes Bank  (bookable online)
4 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Hylands Holiday Apartment  (bookable online)
1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Tranquility at Labbay  (bookable online)
4 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Plumtree House  (bookable online)
5 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Sunnyhill  (bookable online)
5 Km
< 1 Km
Hotels
Gateway Inn  (bookable online)
3 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Five Oaks Studio  (bookable online)
4 Km
< 1 Km
Hotels
1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Bridge House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Wainwright House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Ash Meadows Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
1 Km
Self-catering
Burrow Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Shaw End Mansion  (bookable online)
2 Km
7 Km
B & B Accommodation
4 Km
8 Km
Self-catering
Littlemere  (bookable online)
1 Km
8 Km
Self-catering
2 Km
8 Km
Self-catering
Crook Howe Cottage  (bookable online)
2 Km
8 Km
B & B Accommodation
2 Km
8 Km
Self-catering
Tulip Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
10 Km
Self-catering
Low Jock Scar  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
10 Km
B & B Accommodation
New Ing Lodge  (bookable online)
1 Km
26 Km
Self-catering
Widewath Barn  (bookable online)
1 Km
34 Km
Self-catering
Talbot House & Talbot Studio  (bookable online)
1 Km
35 Km
B & B Accommodation
Askham Hall  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
37 Km
B & B Accommodation
1863 Bar Bistro Rooms  (bookable online)
5 Km
37 Km
B & B Accommodation
Ullswater House  (bookable online)
5 Km
37 Km
Self-catering
Windy Nook  (bookable online)
5 Km
37 Km
Hotels
The Strickland Arms  (bookable online)
4 Km
38 Km
Self-catering
Mains House  (bookable online)
4 Km
39 Km
Self-catering
Broad Ing Cottage  (bookable online)
2 Km
39 Km
Self-catering
Green Kiln Cottage  (bookable online)
2 Km
39 Km
Self-catering
Shelterstone  (bookable online)
3 Km
39 Km
Hotels
George and Dragon  (bookable online)
1 Km
40 Km
B & B Accommodation
Whitrigg House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
40 Km
Self-catering
Harrison House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
40 Km
B & B Accommodation
The White House  (bookable online)
1 Km
40 Km
Self-catering
Mayburgh Lodge  (bookable online)
1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Henge Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
Self-catering
Dacre Garth  (bookable online)
4 Km
43 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Limes Country Guest House  (bookable online)
2 Km
43 Km
Hotels
North Lakes Hotel & Spa  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
44 Km
B & B Accommodation
Ashberry Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
44 Km
B & B Accommodation
EdenGate  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
44 Km
B & B Accommodation
Blue Swallow Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
44 Km
B & B Accommodation
Roundthorn Country House  (bookable online)
2 Km
44 Km
Hotels
George Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
44 Km
B & B Accommodation
Foundry 34  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
44 Km
B & B Accommodation
Bank House Bed and Breakfast  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
45 Km
Self-catering
Chestnut Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
46 Km
Self-catering
Stonefold  (bookable online)
3 Km
47 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Old School Guest House  (bookable online)
3 Km
47 Km
Self-catering
Lilac Barn  (bookable online)
1 Km
48 Km
B & B Accommodation
Sunset House B&B  (bookable online)
1 Km
48 Km
B & B Accommodation
Brathen  (bookable online)
5 Km
48 Km
Self-catering
Swallow's Nest  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
49 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Ginney Country Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
49 Km
B & B Accommodation
Smithy Cottage Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
3 Km
54 Km
Self-catering
3 Km
54 Km
Self-catering
Salutation Yard  (bookable online)
5 Km
54 Km
Self-catering
Calthwaite Hall Apartment  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
58 Km
Hotels
Stoneybeck Inn  (bookable online)
2 Km
60 Km
Self-catering
The Bird Bath  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
71 Km
B & B Accommodation
Crossroads House  (bookable online)
1 Km
75 Km
Hotels
Crown Hotel Wetheral  (bookable online)
4 Km
77 Km
B & B Accommodation
Warren Guest House  (bookable online)
2 Km
80 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
81 Km
Hotels
The Halston Aparthotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
82 Km
B & B Accommodation
Cornerways Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
82 Km
B & B Accommodation
Langleigh House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
82 Km
B & B Accommodation
Cherry Grove Guest House  (bookable online)
1 Km
82 Km
Hotels
Crown and Mitre Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
82 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
82 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Angus  (bookable online)
1 Km
82 Km
Self-catering
Linstock Barn  (bookable online)
3 Km
82 Km

Click to show 89 more Accommodations


Connected Paths:


Downloads:

GPS Exchange Format Route File
MemoryMap Route file
Tracklogs Route file

Route Profile:

83.7 Km (52.0 miles)
1,250 m (4,101 ft) ascent
435 m (1,427 ft)  maximum height