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Cumbria Way Overview

The Cumbria Way was first devised by local Ramblers Association members in the the mid 1970's. The route is a picturesque 70 mile trail through the heart of the Lake District. The South to North trail starts from Ulverston, at the Southern end of Cumbria, bisects the Lake District, and finishes in the historic city of Carlisle.

Walking is unquestionably the best way to see this celebrated landscape and unsurpassed scenery. There are a few sections of Lake District high ground that need to be crossed by way of mountain passes but this is a mainly low level route through the valleys.

The terrain on this trail is a diversity of undulating farmland, country lanes and rocky mountain paths. The Cumbria Way is an official national trail, but it is not fully way marked, therefore map and compass reading skills are essential.

Holiday Includes
  • Carefully selected walker friendly accommodation.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Luggage transfer between overnight accommodation.
  • Route information and itinerary.
  • Detailed instructions to find your accommodation.
  • Guidebook and route map.
  • Emergency contact 24 hours a day.
Tour Availability

This walking holiday is available from April to October. You can book your holiday to start on any date of your choice.


Accommodation is provided in carefully selected walker friendly B&Bs, Guest Houses, small Hotels and Inns along the route. All rooms are ensuite or have private bathroom. We provide detailed instructions to find you accommodation.


Breakfast is included. Packed lunches can be readily purchased from your overnight accommodation or local shop.

Evening meals can be purchased in local village pubs or overnight accommodation when a pub is not available.

Luggage transfer

For the duration of the holiday your luggage is transferred from accommodation to accommodation by a luggage transfer agent. Luggage allowance is 1 bag/person weighing not more than 18kg (39lbs).

Not Included

Evening meals, packed lunches, drinks and snacks, travel insurance, travel to Ulverston and from Carlisle.

More Information?

For more information or to make an enquiry, please don't hesitate to call or email us.