Cumbria Way
74 mile south to north traverse of the Lake District

The Cumbria Way starts in Ulverston, at the southern edge of the Lake District, and follows a generally northward route through some of the best scenery of the area to the ancient city of Carlisle, a distance of some 74 miles.

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Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: Ulverston to Coniston (15m)
Day 2: Coniston to Langdale (11m)
Day 3: Langdale to Rosthwaite (9m)
Day 4: Rosthwaite to Keswick (8m)
Day 5: Keswick to Caldbeck (14m)
Day 6: Caldbeck to Carlisle (14m)

 

£585 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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Day 1: Ulverston to Coniston (15m)
Day 2: Coniston to Langdale (11m)
Day 3: Langdale to Keswick (17m)
Day 4: Keswick to Caldbeck (14m)
Day 5: Caldbeck to Carlisle (14m)

 

£495 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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Day 1: Ulverston to Torver (12.8m)
Day 2: Torver to Skelwith Bridge (11.4m)
Day 3: Skelwith Bridge to Stonethwaite (11.8m)
Day 4: Stonethwaite to Keswick (9m)
Day 5: Keswick to Bassenthwaite (9.8m)
Day 4: Bassenthwaite to Caldbeck (9.7m)
Day 5: Caldbeck to Carlisle (14m)

 

£650 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Walking Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£9.00 per person per day (minimum of two persons)

 

Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Walk Information

  • Holiday Options
  • Walk Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £50.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Walk Information

The Lake District has always been one of the finest tourist destinations in the country, popular with travellers from the 18th Century onwards, and it remains a firm favourite today, with many visitors from both Britain and overseas. There are many special features within this small area, which include spectacular mountain scenery, quiet lakes, pretty villages, and friendly, bustling market towns containing ancient castles, monuments, and fine old houses, and most of the route is within the renowned Lake District National Park.

The Cumbria Way starts in Ulverston, at the southern edge of the Lake District, and follows a generally northward route through some of the best scenery of the area to the ancient city of Carlisle, a distance of some 71 miles.

OS Explorer Maps
OL4 - English Lakes - North-western area
OL5 - English Lakes - North-eastern area
OL6 - English Lakes - South-western area
OL7 - English Lakes - South-eastern area
315 - Carlisle

Guide Books
"The Cumbria Way" by John Gillham - Published by Cicerone- ISBN: 978-1852847609

ViewRanger Digital Maps
Digital Maps can be viewed on a modern smartphone using an appropriate ‘app’, which is usually provided as part of any map purchase. Brigantes are happy to recommend ViewRanger for all your digital mapping and mobile navigation needs.

The ViewRanger Shop provides Ordnance Survey maps for all parts of the UK, as well as the National Trail and selected Long Distance Paths. Map segments can also be purchased ad-hoc, allowing you to cover any walk you plan to take.

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Walkers' Testimonials

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10 Replies to “Cumbria Way”

  1. Ruth Swire and Christina Dandy;
    Brilliant service by you all at Brigantes.
    The bags were collected and delivered as expected…lovely to see them at each destination…We would definitely use you again and Thankyou to Annette for replying and helping us with any queries along the way.

    I will be recommending you to any fellow travellers who want a fab service..

    Thanks again!!!! 10/10..x

  2. Thank you so much to your wonderful and professional company, our bags were delivered safely to every accommodation along the Cumbrian way, we will definitely be using you again on our next long distance walk and will certainly recommend your services to friends and family

    Denise Clarke

  3. Dear Annette,

    We really enjoyed walking The Cumbria Way. Everything was organised by you very efficiently and we had a fantastic time. All of the accommodation worked out very well and was of a good standard, all baggage transfers were seamless and the taxis transfers were on time and easy.

    Thank you!

    We are now looking forward to The Pennine Way in July and August.

    Best Wishes,

    Janice Darch and Steve Ecclestone

  4. Thanks Brigantes for a most enjoyable Cumbria Way trip. This is the third long distance walk, organised by you, that I’ve been on and, as ever, everything worked like clockwork. Looking to do another next year so you’ll definately be hearing from me again
    Mike Hayes

  5. Thank you for organising our baggage transfer on the Cumbria Way. Our bags arrived safely each day and you were the only firm that would deliver bags from North to South.

  6. Thank you once again for your seamless service with our bag transfers on the Cumbria Way – it’s a lovely route and made all the nicer by not having to carry much weight. Having used the service without a hitch on different routes on several occasions I never have a moments anxiety about whether my bags will have arrived when I get to my destination. The making of the holiday – thanks!

  7. Just wanted to say thank you. It is the first time we have used your company and we were very impressed. It certainly made a huge difference not carrying a full pack each day. We will certainly use you again, and would also have no hesitation in recommending you.

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