Westmorland Way

The scenic Westmorland Way is a 95 mile walk through the old county of that name, which now forms the south eastern part 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 £575 - £741 Full Info Book
WW9 8 days walking (9 nights) 12 miles/19 km £629 - £819 Full Info Book
WW10 9 days walking (10 nights) 11 miles/18 km £697 - £910 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 £358 - £429 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

Would you use Mickledore again? Yes, definitely.

Westmorland Way, May 2017
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As always on Mickledore trips, I had a very enjoyable walk. The accommodations were excellent. The hosts at all of the places I stayed were friendly and welcoming, and the breakfasts very good. You provide an invaluable service, especially for visitors from outside the UK, and you provide it well.

Would you use Mickledore again? Of course.

Westmorland Way, May 2017
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Hard to see what else you could do – the service is excellent, the pack is as comprehensive as anyone could wish for. We were especially impressed that you included relevant transport timetables, particularly the bus info. for the last day – we didn’t use it but it was good to have it!

Westmorland Way, May 2016
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