Accommodation Options along the Cumbria Way

It’s always wise to book your Cumbria Way accommodation ahead of your walk, especially in peak season. So here are some suggested places to stay whether you are walking the Cumbria Way over 5 or 6 days. Please be aware that a number of bed and breakfasts insist on a minimum stay of 2 nights, especially at weekends.


Ulverston - the start of the Cumbria Way, at The Gill
Ulverston – the start of the Cumbria Way

The historic market town of Ulverston with it’s cobbled streets is home to the Laurel and Hardy museum, and moreover, marks the start of the Cumbria Way route.

If you’re looking for somewhere to eat, then check out the Trip Advisor reviews here. What’s more, there’s also a good choice of supermarkets in town so you can stock up on food and snacks for the day ahead.


When you reach Coniston village at the end of day 2 of the Cumbria Way, you’ll find plenty choice of accommodation.

Coniston Village, and a traditional pub with a busy beer garden.  This is the end of Day 1 of the Cumbria Way route, and has plenty of accommodation options.
Coniston Village

Great Langdale and Elterwater

The remote and beautiful Langdale valley has only a few accommodation options for your stay at the end of Day 2 of the Cumbria Way walk.

Langdale is fairly limited with regard to accommodation options, therefore we would always recommend you book ahead. For that reason, we’ve also included some accommodation options in Elterwater on the Cumbria Way just a couple of miles before Great Langdale.


Some walkers will choose to split the Cumbria way route over 6 days in order to have a more leisurely walk. In these circumstances you can find accommodation in Stonethwaite, Rosthwaite or even Seatoller before heading on to Keswick the next day.

A view of the fells in Seatoller, Borrowdale, where there are a few places to stay at the end of day 3 of the Cumbria Way if you choose not to go on to Keswick.


Keswick, with Derwent Water beyond and a view to the Newlands hills, Catbells and Maiden Moor.  There are many accommodation options in Keswick.
Keswick, from Latrigg

Keswick has a bewildering array of accommodation options for you to choose from, after all it’s one of the tourism hotspots in the Lake District. With this in mind, here are a few of our favourites to make life easier for you.

Caldbeck and Hesket Newmarket

Accommodation in the beautiful village of Caldbeck is more limited, hence we’ve also included an option in nearby Hesket Newmarket.

A view of the Gill Beck in Caldbeck, with a bridge over to some colourfully painted cottages.  Stay in either Caldbeck or nearby Hesket Newmarket.


Carlisle Castle on a sunny day. The end of the Cumbria Way route. There are plenty of hotels and B&Bs to choose from.
Carlisle Castle

Now that you’ve reached the end of the Cumbria Way route, why not stay and enjoy the tourist attractions whilst you recover. What’s more, if you’re looking to splash out on accommodation, why not book an apartment at The Halston? Regardless of what you decide, there’s plenty of choice.

If you would like your accommodation to be featured on this page, then please email us to arrange a listing.