WELCOME TO THE CUMBRIA WAY
From Ulverston to Carlisle, your journey along the Cumbria Way will take you through some of the most stunning scenery in the Lake District on this 5 day long distance walk.
The Cumbria Way is a linear 112-kilometre (71-mile) long-distance footpath in Cumbria, England.
Much of the route lies inside the boundaries of the Lake District National Park. Linking the two historic Cumbrian towns of Ulverston and Carlisle, the Cumbria Way passes through the towns of Coniston and Keswick.
The route cuts through the Lake District via Coniston Water, Great Langdale, Borrowdale, Derwent Water, Skiddaw Forest and Caldbeck. The Cumbria Way is a primarily low-level route, however there are a few high-level exposed sections.
The local Ramblers Association originally devised the route in the 1970s. Volunteers and national park staff completed the waymarking of the entire route in May 2007.
Generally completed in 5 walking days and easily accessed from all parts of the UK and further afield, it makes it the ideal multi day walking adventure.
The route may be walked in either direction, but it is more usual to walk it from Ulverston in the south to Carlisle in the north.
Planning and preparation is the key to success when considering any long distance walk. To that end, we have pulled together some key information and references to help you plan you walk, and determine what skills, and equipment you will need.