Inn Way to the Lake District

The Lakes Inn Way is a 90 mile circular walk starting and finishing in the popular tourist town of Ambleside. This trail takes in some of the more remote corners of the Lake District, and takes you through the Lake District’s stunning deep sided valleys, along lake shores and over remote mountain passes – as well as past over 40 traditional Lakeland inns.

The full route takes you through the popular tourist towns of Ambleside, Coniston, and Grasmere (site of Dove Cottage, former home of the Romantic Poet Wordsworth), as well as through a few of the Lake District’s most impressive valleys – Borrowdale, Ennerdale, and Great Langdale, linked together with paths over high mountain passes, with great views of the surrounding fells. A highlight is a visit to remote Wasdale Head, in the shadow of Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England.

The Inn Way to the Lakes is a great combination, taking in the busier valleys and towns of the central Lake District, such as Ambleside, Coniston, Langdale, and Borrowdale as well as the more remote, quieter places of the western Lake District, including Buttermere, Wasdale and Eskdale – a true cross section of what the Lakes has to offer.

Why is the route known as the Inn Way to the Lake District? Because it is devised so that at each day the route passes a pub at lunchtime and there will always be one nearby – or you will be staying in one – at each overnight stop. There are many traditional Lakeland Inns to choose from, – so you can plan your trip looking forward to log fires, local ales and good food, often made with local produce.

‘The Inn Way’ is a Registered Trademark of Mark Reid, author of ‘The Inn Way’ series of guidebooks.

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I have just returned from my Cotswold Way – the experience was delightful. Your staff handled our trip professionally, the B&B “innkeepers” were all engaging and competent. In short it was a great trip. Thanks again for your professionalism and flexibility.

Cotswold Way, September 2017
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We had an excellent time. The accommodations were all first rate. We had no problems with luggage transfers. The map and direction materials were well orgainsed, complete and well utilized. Even the weather you provided was excellent! We are already talking about planning another walk and will definitely book through Mickledore again. Thank you for the awesome experience.

Cotswold Way, August 2017
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We have been helped superb by telephone, the two times we contacted Mickledore. Very professional contact with service orientated people with a smile! Thanks!!

Hadrian’s Wall Walk, August 2017
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