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 £514 - £668 Full Info Book
WW9 8 days walking (9 nights) 12 miles/19 km £562 - £738 Full Info Book
WW10 9 days walking (10 nights) 11 miles/18 km £624 - £822 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 £320 - £386 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

Please keep up your high standards – we had a great holiday with you.

Westmorland Way, July 2015
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Would you use Mickledore again? Yes everything worked, we were very pleased with all the arrangements and loved to have our luggage transported!

We really enjoyed our Westmorland Way holiday and are recommending it warmly to others- prepare for a Danish invasion!

Westmorland Way, July 2014
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We have had a very good time walking The Dales Way, thank you. The weather helped too, of course (apart from one day of heavy rain), but we were really impressed by your thorough organization.

We had already recommended you to other walkers in the Netherlands after we had walked the Westmorland Way, and will certainly do so again!

Westmorland Way, August 2013
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