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 offer 2 holidays on the Westmorland Way. First we have the whole route with a choice of 7, 8 or 9 days walking depending on how far you want to walk each day and how much time you have to look around. The second holiday is a 3 day highlights walk, covering the most dramatic section through the Lake District, from Pooley Bridge to Ambleside.

Please bear in mind that the distances each day are trail distances only. They do not take into account walking to your accommodation. On some days the accommodation might be on or close to the trail but on other days you may need to walk one or two miles to get to your overnight stop.

Our General Manager Tara has been walking the Westmorland Way updating our routes notes. learn more here.

Westmorland Way

Appleby to Arnside 95 miles/153 km

We offer 3 itineraries along the full length of the Westmorland Way. The longer the itinerary, the shorter the distance you have to walk each day, allowing you more time to soak up the stunning scenery.

Code Length Average per day Price range
WW8 7 days walking (8 nights) 14 miles/23 km $1811 - $2169 Full Info Book
WW9 8 days walking (9 nights) 12 miles/19 km $1977 - $2385 Full Info Book
WW10 9 days walking (10 nights) 11 miles/18 km $2191 - $2651 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 $1097 - $1251 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

Your staff seem really enthusiastic about your holidays and are very helpful when needed. It seems that our enjoyment of our holiday is important to your staff.

Westmorland Way, September 2023
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Gives us confidence your services will be delivered. Proven track record of excellent service. Holiday pack: Excellent, provided all the information we needed, arrived in Australia early.

Westmorland Way, April 2023
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We have never experienced such a well-organized holiday, so we would happily recommend Mickledore to friends and family!

Dales Way, July 2023
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