Stony, rugged tracks as you approach Great Langdale

Cumbria Way

The Cumbria Way is a classic 76 mile walk across the Lake District from South to North. On your walk from Ulverston to Carlisle, though the natural beauty of the Lake District, you will follow in the footsteps of the romantic poets Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey and discover how being immersed in the inspiring scenery of the Lake District inspired them to create some of the country’s best-known verse.
The Cumbria Way begins in the market town of Ulverston, with its cobbled streets and festival atmosphere and takes you north via Coniston, Great Langdale, Rosthwaite, Derwent Water, Keswick and Caldbeck to Carlisle. 
A predominantly low level walk, but with some significant climbs, the Cumbria Way is a fine way to explore the best of the English Lake District in a week of inn to inn walking.

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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Ulverston to Coniston
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 26.5 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 455 m
Descent 423 m

A fairly gentle walk from the historic market town of Ulverston through fields, quiet country lanes and on quiet paths alongside the lake to ...

from Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Coniston to Great Langdale
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 17.7 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 299 m
Descent 261 m

Enjoy the iconic scenery and fine fell views as you head towards the heart of the Lake District with plenty of opportunities to break at ...

from Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Great Langdale to Rosthwaite
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.6 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 385 m
Descent 390 m

A stunning walk through valleys, farmland, and fields combined with a challenging ascent of Stake Pass as you climb up its rugged and steep slope.

from Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Rosthwaite to Keswick
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 13.2 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 88 m
Descent 99 m

A relaxing route with easy walking through woods, fields and along the lake with views of the surrounding fells, ending in the 'Adventure Capital ...

from Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 24.4 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 734 m
Descent 660 m

Experience remote landscape as you follow the route to Skiddaw House, then Lingy Hut before getting to the highest point on the Cumbria Way at High ...

from Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Keswick to Caldbeck (Low Route)
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 28.6 km
Duration 8:30 h
Ascent 664 m
Descent 595 m

Experience a unique landscape as you leave Keswick behind and follow the route to Skiddaw House, then continue through remote fells to the off-the ...

from Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Caldbeck to Carlisle
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 25 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 88 m
Descent 224 m

A fairly easy but long walk as you follow River Caldew for most of the day through rolling farmland to Dalston and along a cycleway to the border ...

from Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure