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Detailed Itinerary for
Walking Holiday in England's Lake District on
The Cumbria Way
from Ulverston via Coniston, Great Langdale, Stake Pass, Borrowdale, Derwentwater, Keswick, Caldbeck and Carlisle

Walking holiday on Cumbria Way in England's Lake District
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Walking holiday on Cumbria Way in England's Lake District Suggested Tour Duration:
6 days walking
7 nights
Total Distance:
82 miles
Min/max daily distance:
10.5/15 miles
Average Daily distance:
13.5miles
Grading:
moderate
challenging in parts
Features:

Coniston Water
Great Langdale
Stake Pass, Borrowdale
Derwentwater
Keswick
This path connects with:
Hadrians Wall Path
The Cumbria Way begins at Ulverston and is an 82 mile walking holiday through the stunning scenery of the Lake District National Park in northern England, ending at Carlisle.

The Cumbria Way walking trail is clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your walking holiday.
Derwentwater on Cumbria Way walking holiday
This is a popular walking tour of the Lake District, so we have carefully selected comfortable accommodation to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing.
Start of the Cumbria Way walking holiday
Day 1: Arrive Ulverston
To start your walking holiday on The Cumbria Way walking trail you make your own way to Ulverston. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday in the Lake District.
Coniston Water on Cumbria Way walking holiday Day 2: Ulverston to Consiton               16 miles
Leavubg Ulverston, the walking trail moves onto open common land as you walk beside Coniston Water, the fourth largest of the English Lakes, to Coniston. There is plenty to see in Coniston, including the John Ruskin museum and also Brantwood where he lived beside Coniston Water. There are mementos of Donald Campbell, the water speed record breaker, at the Sun Hotel. Why not spend an extra day in Coniston and take a launch around the lake, or a hike to the summit of the Old Man of Coniston.
Day 3: Coniston to Great Langdale    13 miles    
Leaving Coniston you skirt Tarn Hows, then head towards Colwith Force and Skelwith Force, two magnificent waterfalls on the River Brathay. You cross the river at Skelwith Bridge and follow Great Langdale Beck, beneath the imposing Langdale Pikes, to Dungeon Ghyll in Great Langdale.
Langdale on Cumbria Way walking holiday
Langthrath on Cumbria Way walking holiday Day 4: Great Langdale to Keswick  16 miles
You are now in the very heart of Lakeland, leaving Langdale and Dungeon Ghyll by way of the zigzag path going up to Stake Pass at 1,575ft (480m). You descent to walk alongside River Derwent in the valley of Borrowdale as it flows into Derwentwater. You hike along the lakeshore to Keswick.
Day 5: Keswick to Bassenthwaite     10.5 miles
Leaving Keswick on the Cumbria Way, you hike up the lower slopes of Lonscale Fell to Lonscale Crags with the deep gorge of Glenderaterra Valley below. Then after crossing Salehow Beck you come to the uninhabited Skiddaw House at 1542ft/470m.
On reaching the stunning Whitewater Dash waterfall you follow Dash Beck down to Bassenthwaite.
Bassenthwaite Water on Cumbria Way walking holiday
Caldbeck on Cumbria Way walking holiday Day 6: Bassenthwaite to Caldbeck    11 miles
Today's walking on the Cumbria Way is along country lanes and lower fell slopes. Leaving Bassenthwaite you hike around the back of Skidda via Orthwaite, Longlands, Branthwaite, Fell Side and Nether Row to Caldbeck.
Day 7: Caldbeck to Carlisle              15 miles
On this last day of your walking holiday on The Cumbria Way you follow the River Caldew via the villages of Sebergham and Dalston into Carlisle. The Carlisle the Cumbria Way connect with Hadrian's Wall Path.
Carlisle Castle on Cumbria Way walking holiday
Day 8: depart after breakfast
or extend your stay and spend some time exploring. We can transfer you to your car or station.
You can walk this hiking tour over 6 days
at about 13.5 miles per day.
This English walking holiday in the Lake District operates March to October and in either direction.
Short walking breaks are also available, with 2 or 3 days walking. Just select the part of the path you want to walk.
These distances are only a suggestion.
If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK.
Online booking available. A deposit of £55 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
on The Cumbria Way

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with tea and coffee making facilities
  • due to the remote nature of some of the overnight stops, not all rooms will be en-suite or have private bathrooms (however upgrades are usually available that are en-suite)
  • daily luggage transfer
  • transfers are specified
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • OS maps and detailed itineraries
  • Guide book to Cumbria Way
Cumbria Way 8 day itinerary:
6 days walking and 7 nights accommodation
£546pp
dbl/twin
£714pp
single occ
£784pp
solo traveller
Book Cumbria Way holiday online now
All prices subject to change
Extra nigths from £48 per person

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on The Cumbria Way

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
Optional Accommodation Upgrades
Can be added when booking online
Subject to availability                  Supplement per person per night
Great Langdale Double/Twin Single
New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel £39.00 £55.00
Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel £39.00 £55.00
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How to get there
By Plane to Manchester where we can arrange transfer to Ulverston
By Car to Ulverston where parking is available
By Train / Bus to Ulverston
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