- Visiting the iconic lakes of the Lake District National Park, including Coniston Water and Elterwater.
- Being surrounded by dramatic mountain ranges, including the Helvellyn Range, the Langdale Pikes and Skiddaw.
- Arriving in Carlisle to explore Hadrian's Wall and Carlisle Castle and cathedral.
The Cumbria Way runs through the heart of the Lake District from the attractive market town of Ulverston on the shores of Morecambe Bay to the historic city of Carlisle close to the Scottish Border. Along the way it passes through some of the finest scenery of this much loved area. The Cumbria Way is essentially a low-level walk through the Lake District. It follows old packhorse tracks along valleys and over passes and provides breathtaking mountain views without actually going to any of the summits.
From Ulverston the Cumbria Way heads towards the hills across rolling farmland with the scenery becoming more dramatic with every step. It follows the shores of Coniston Water, beneath the craggy slopes of 'The Old Man', visits the famous beauty spot of Tarn Hows and the thunderous cascades of Slelwith Force before heading up the Langdale valley to the pretty little lake of Elterwater, with glorious views up the valley to the towering peaks of the Langdale Pikes. At the end of the valley, the trail crosses Stake Pass, with some marvellous views of the mountains, before descending through the remote valley of Langstrath to the lovely old village of Rosthwaite in the upper reaches of the Borrowdale valley. From here, the Cumbria Way follows woodland and riverside paths along the valley to Derwentwater and then follows the shores of the lake to the old market town of Keswick. Then it meanders through the remote, rolling hills 'Back O' Skiddaw' to the charming village of Caldbeck, before following riverside paths through rich farmland to the historic Border city of Carlisle.
Additional Tour Details
||Manchester Airport. There is a direct train service to Ulverston (2 hours 15 minutes). Or, Train from London Euston to Lancaster or Preston, then change trains for Ulverston (4 hours 20 minutes). Your first night's accommodation in Ulverston is a 5-minut
||Short walk or taxi to Carlisle railway station. Train to Preston or Wigan, then change trains for Manchester Airport (3.5 hours). Or, short walk or taxi to Carlisle railway station. Train to London Euston (4.5 hours).
||Inquire for rail schedules
||Inquire for rail timings
||Add $52 per night for a single room; solo traveler add $72 per night
||Extra nights: Can be added at any of the overnight stops. Add $103 per person, per night, based on 2 people sharing a double room (except Great Langdale, Dungeon Ghyll add $120 per person, per night).
||Accommodation in en-suite rooms with private bathrooms (where available) in selected hotels, inns and guesthouses.