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 Stake Pass, and between Keswick and Caldbeck, over the flanks of Skiddaw.

Click here to see the walking diary of Lesley – one of our customers who walked the Cumbria Way.

Our Holidays

We have three different options for the whole Cumbria Way route – choose from 5, 6 or 8 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 $904 - $1054 Full Info Book
CW7 6 days walking (7 nights) 12 miles/19 km $1026 - $1205 Full Info Book
CW9 8 days walking (9 nights) 9 miles/14 km $1305 - $1544 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 $806 - $925 Full Info Book
CWC6 5 days walking (6 nights) 12 miles/19 km $904 - $1054 Full Info Book
CWC8 7 days walking (8 nights) 9 miles/14 km $1131 - $1340 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 $515 - $575 Full Info Book
CWB4 3 days walking (4 nights) 9 miles/14 km $660 - $749 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

Everything was well planned, and we think Mickledore is a partner you can trust in.

Cumbria Way, July 2019
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This was our second trip with you, and this time friends came with us. We are already talking about another trip! It’s just such a nice way to see the English countryside.

Cumbria Way, May 2019
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This is the fourth time we went on a Mickledore holiday and for the fourth time it was excellent! Everything is well organised, very good B&Bs, luggage transport and other services are spot on. Keep up the good work!

Cumbria Way, April 2019
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