Westmorland Way

The scenic Westmorland Way is a 95 mile walk through the old county of that name, which now forms the south eastern segment of Cumbria.

The route starts in Appleby, the county town of Westmorland, the perfect starting point in the shadow of the Pennine Chain. It then travels west and generally southwards, winding its way through some of the finest Lake District scenery, passing Ullswater, Grasmere and Windermere, before visiting the market town of Kendal. From there it follows the canal and tracks through woodlands and meadows to Westmorland’s only port, Arnside, on the shores of Morecambe Bay.

Our Holidays

We have a total of four holidays. Three cover the whole route, taking from 7 to 9 days, depending on how far you want to walk each day and how much time you have to look around. The fourth holiday is a Highlights walk, covering the most dramatic section through the Lake District, from Pooley Bridge to Ambleside.

Westmorland Way

Appleby to Arnside 95 miles/153 km

We offer 3 holidays along the full length of the Westmorland Way - the longer the holiday, the shorter you have to walk each day.

Code Length Average per day Price range
WW8 7 days walking (8 nights) 14 miles/23 km £499 - £646 Full Info Book
WW9 8 days walking (9 nights) 12 miles/19 km £540 - £708 Full Info Book
WW10 9 days walking (10 nights) 11 miles/18 km £605 - £794 Full Info Book

Best of the Westmorland Way - Pooley Bridge to Ambleside

Pooley Bridge to Ambleside 30 miles/47 km

The most dramatic and interesting section of the Westmorland Way for those with limited holiday time.

Code Length Average per day Price range
WWH4 3 days walking (4 nights) 10 miles/16 km £314 - £377 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

I found the coastline quite special and it was good to have a choice between walking on the beach or the dunes on certain stretches of the trail. Once again the holiday was absolutely superb and your choice of accommodation first class.

Clive Thundercliff, Bracknell Northumberland Coast Path, May 2014
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My first time on a walking holiday and I had some trepidation travelling by myself but I found it very easy. I found that everything worked like clockwork, the bags being delivered was excellent. I can say it was a wonderful holiday and even though I was travelling alone, I didn’t feel lonely or alone. Marvellous – thank you.

Deborah Anderson, London, UK Hadrian’s Wall, May 2015
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Dear Mickledore Travel Team,

to say it frankly: it was one of the most amazing walking holidays in our life! The organization, the B&B’s, the rest days and the luggage transfer were excellent. And even the British weather was extraordinarily wonderful! We would like to thank all of you for this outstanding experience that we recommend to everybody who is interested to listen. We dream already about our next walking with you – maybe next year?

Rainer vom Stein Hadrian’s Wall, August 2013
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