Cumbria Way

The Cumbria Way bisects Cumbria from the market town of Ulverston, near the coast of Morecambe Bay in the south, to the historic city of Carlisle on the Scottish Border in the north. In between the two it passes through some of the Lake District’s most famous and spectacular scenery.

The route uses the valley systems wherever possible and therefore over most of its length it avoids the high fells. Lakeshore paths, ancient green lanes, and paths at the bottom of steep sided valleys, all form part of this stunning route.

There are two sections in the higher fells, both on well established paths. Between Langdale and Borrowdale, over Stakes Pass, and between Keswick and Caldbeck, over the flanks of Skiddaw.

Our Holidays

We have three different options for the whole Cumbria Way route – choose from 6, 7 or 9 days walking, depending on how far you want to go each day.

Some people choose to finish the walk at Caldbeck, as the final day to Carlisle is arguably less interesting, crossing mainly agricultural land – the Cumbria Way Highlights below, covers this option.

Finally, we have the 3 day or 4 day ‘Best of the Cumbria Way’ short breaks, covering only the more dramatic section between Coniston and Keswick.

The Whole Cumbria Way

Ulverston to Carlisle 72 miles/116 km

We have three different options for the whole of the Cumbria Way path - choose from 6, 7 or 9 days walking, depending on how far you want to go each day.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CW6 5 days walking (6 nights) 14 miles/23 km £431 - £495 Full Info Book
CW7 6 days walking (7 nights) 12 miles/19 km £490 - £567 Full Info Book
CW9 8 days walking (9 nights) 9 miles/14 km £629 - £731 Full Info Book

Cumbria Way Highlights - Ulverston to Caldbeck

Ulverston to Caldbeck 58 miles/93 km

These walks cover the whole of the Cumbria Way within the National Park, missing out the final long day to Carlisle.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CWC5 4 days walking (5 nights) 15 miles/24 km £383 - £434 Full Info Book
CWC6 5 days walking (6 nights) 12 miles/19 km £431 - £495 Full Info Book
CWC8 7 days walking (8 nights) 9 miles/14 km £540 - £629 Full Info Book

Best of the Cumbria Way - Coniston to Keswick

Coniston to Keswick 28 miles/45 km

This holiday covers the most dramatic Central Section of the Cumbria Way. If time is short these walks give a good flavour of the central lakes, taking in the areas two most celebrated valleys; Langdale and Borrowdale, as well as the remote Stakes Pass in-between them.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CWB3 2 days walking (3 nights) 14 miles/23 km £249 - £274 Full Info Book
CWB4 3 days walking (4 nights) 9 miles/14 km £314 - £352 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

I had an absolutely amazing experience and look forward to future hikes through Mickledore. Your company did an amazing job of organizing and coordinating the trip. Overall you’ve done an amazing job vetting the B&B’s. All the hosts and hostesses were incredibly friendly, helpful and professional. Thank you so much for the service you provide. I spoke with another local couple who were doing your Hadrian’s Wall hike, and had done organized hikes using other companies, who said that Mickledore was by far the best service out there.

Cumbria Way, September 2016
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This was our last long distance walk and it was first class from start to finish. We have been doing long distance walks for a number of years and as our oldest member is 81 we decided to slow things down.

Cumbria Way, June 2016
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We have previously booked trips with other arrangers, and also arranged walks on our own. There is no question that the detailed information you provide, and the caliber of your service in response to my questions are certainly the best we have ever enjoyed on such an outing. So warm thanks for making a great vacation for us.A thoroughly excellent experience.

Cumbria Way, July 2015
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