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, all of which can be walked with your dog - choose from 5, 6 or 8 days walking, depending on how far you want to go each day, and select the codes ending with a D for the dog-friendly option.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CW6 5 days walking (6 nights) 14 miles/23 km £578 - £672 Full Info Book
CW6D 5 days walking (6 nights) 14 miles/23 km £670 - £764 Full Info Book
CW7 6 days walking (7 nights) 12 miles/19 km £655 - £768 Full Info Book
CW7D 6 days walking (7 nights) 12 miles/19 km £762 - £875 Full Info Book
CW9 8 days walking (9 nights) 9 miles/14 km £833 - £984 Full Info Book
CW9D 8 days walking (9 nights) 10 miles/16 km £1009 - £1160 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. All options can be booked as a dog-friendly holiday, just select the codes ending with a D for more details.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CWC5 4 days walking (5 nights) 15 miles/24 km £514 - £589 Full Info Book
CWC5D 4 days walking (5 nights) 15 miles/24 km £606 - £681 Full Info Book
CWC6 5 days walking (6 nights) 12 miles/19 km £578 - £672 Full Info Book
CWC6D 5 days walking (6 nights) 12 miles/19 km £685 - £779 Full Info Book
CWC8 7 days walking (8 nights) 9 miles/14 km £722 - £854 Full Info Book
CWC8D 7 days walking (8 nights) 9 miles/14 km £898 - £1030 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. We are also pleased to offer this holiday as a dog-friendly choice (codes ending with a D).

Code Length Average per day Price range
CWB3 2 days walking (3 nights) 14 miles/23 km £330 - £367 Full Info Book
CWB3D 2 days walking (3 nights) 14 miles/23 km £399 - £436 Full Info Book
CWB4 3 days walking (4 nights) 9 miles/14 km £421 - £477 Full Info Book
CWB4D 3 days walking (4 nights) 10 miles/16 km £505 - £561 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

All your communication and guidance was top notch, especially with all the Covid cancellations, postponements, and alterations. Your behind-the-scenes hard work really paid off, as from the front-end, it all worked seamlessly

Cumbria Way, May 2021
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