Inn Way to the Lakes
91 mile circular walk around the pubs & hills of Lakeland

There are five routes to choose from within The Inn Way… series, all of which are long distance circular walks via traditional country pubs. These routes are aimed at people who love walking through the dramatic countryside of the North of England as well as its wealth of pubs and can be completed by any reasonably fit person. This one covers 91 miles in 7 days, visiting 44 pubs.

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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: Ambleside to Rosthwaite (13.3m)
Day 2: Rosthwaite to Braithwaite (11.3m)
Day 3: Braithwaite to Buttermere (11.1m)
Day 4: Buttermere to Boot (12m)
Day 5: Boot to Broughton-in-Furness (13.5m)
Day 6: Broughton-in-Furness to Coniston (13.7m)
Day 7: Coniston to Ambleside (16.1m)

 

£735 per person (based on two sharing)
£665 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Ambleside to Rosthwaite (13.3m)
Day 2: Rosthwaite to Loweswater (18.3m)
Day 3: Loweswater to Boot (16.1m)
Day 4: Boot to Broughton in Furness (13.5m)
Day 5: Broughton to Coniston (13.7m)
Day 6: Coniston to Ambleside (16.1m)

 

£640 per person (based on two sharing)
£590 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Ambleside to Stonethwaite (12.3m)
Day 2: Stonethwaite to Braithwaite (12.3m)
Day 3: Braithwaite to Buttermere (11.1m)
Day 4: Buttermere to Boot (12m)
Day 5: Boot to Broughton in Furness (13.5m)
Day 6: Broughton to Torver (8.9m)
Day 7: Torver to Great Langdale (14.1m)
Day 8: Great Langdale to Ambleside (6.8m)

 

£815 per person (based on two sharing)
£740 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Ambleside to Stonethwaite (12.3m)
Day 2: Stonethwaite to Braithwaite (12.3m)
Day 3: Braithwaite to Buttermere (11.1m)
Day 4: Buttermere to Wasdale Head (6.6m)
Day 5: Wasdale Head to Seathwaite (12m)
Day 6: Seathwaite to Broughton in Furness (6.9m)
Day 7: Broughton to Torver (8.9m)
Day 8: Torver to Great Langdale (14.1m)
Day 9: Great Langdale to Ambleside (6.8m)

 

£910 per person (based on two sharing)
£825 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Ambleside to Stonethwaite (12.3m)
Day 2: Stonethwaite to Braithwaite (12.3m)
Day 3: Braithwaite to Buttermere (11.1m)
Day 4: Buttermere to Wasdale Head (6.6m)
Day 5: Wasdale Head to Boot (5.4m)
Day 6: Boot to Seathwaite (6.6m)
Day 7: Seathwaite to Broughton in Furness (6.9m)
Day 8: Broughton to Torver (8.9m)
Day 9: Torver to Great Langdale (14.1m)
Day 10: Great Langdale to Ambleside (6.8m)

 

£995 per person (based on two sharing)
£900 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Ambleside to Grasmere (5.2m)
Day 2: Grasmere to Rosthwaite (8.1m)
Day 3: Rosthwaite to Braithwaite (11.3m)
Day 4: Braithwaite to Loweswater (7m)
Day 5: Loweswater to Wasdale Head (10.7m)
Day 6: Wasdale Head to Boot (5.4m)
Day 7: Boot to Seathwaite (6.6m)
Day 8: Seathwaite to Broughton in Furness (6.9m)
Day 9: Broughton to Torver (8.9m)
Day 10: Torver to Great Langdale (14.1m)
Day 11: Great Langdale to Ambleside (6.8m)

 

£1,165 per person (based on two sharing)
£1,070 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Ambleside to Grasmere (5.2m)
Day 2: Grasmere to Rosthwaite (8.1m)
Day 3: Rosthwaite to Braithwaite (11.3m)
Day 4: Braithwaite to Loweswater (7m)
Day 5: Loweswater to Wasdale Head (10.7m)
Day 6: Wasdale Head to Boot (5.4m)
Day 7: Boot to Seathwaite (6.6m)
Day 8: Seathwaite to Broughton in Furness (6.9m)
Day 9: Broughton to Torver (8.9m)
Day 10: Torver to Coniston (4.8m)
Day 11: Coniston to Great Langdale (9.3m)
Day 12: Great Langdale to Ambleside (6.8m)

 

£1,200 per person (based on two sharing)
£1,100 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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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.

£280 per person (single)
£140 per person (based on two people)
£95 per person (based on group of 3)
£70 per person (based on group of 4)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£230 per person (single)
£115 per person (based on two people)
£80 per person (based on group of 3)
£60 per person (based on group of 4)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£295 per person (single)
£150 per person (based on two people)
£100 per person (based on group of 3)
£75 per person (based on group of 4)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£345 per person (single)
£175 per person (based on two people)
£115 per person (based on group of 3)
£90 per person (based on group of 4)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£380 per person (single)
£190 per person (based on two people)
£130 per person (based on group of 3)
£95 per person (based on group of 4)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£385 per person (single)
£195 per person (based on two people)
£130 per person (based on group of 3)
£9.00 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£405 per person (single)
£205 per person (based on two people)
£135 per person (based on group of 3)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

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
This tough yet rewarding 90-mile circular tour, for experienced walkers, starts in the attractive town of Ambleside and takes seven days to complete visiting 44 traditional Lakeland inns along the way. Taking in the very best of Lakeland including Grasmere (home of Wordsworth), the Langstrath Valley, Borrowdale, the High Spy ridge, Crummock Water, Buttermere, Scarth Gap and Black Sail passes, Wasdale Head, Boot in Eskdale, the Duddon Valley, Coniston and the summit of Swirl How and a fitting end to the walk along the length of Great Langdale.

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

Guide Books
"The Inn Way to the Lake District" by Mark Reid - Published by InnWay Publications and now out of print

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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2 Replies to “Inn Way to the Lakes”

  1. Paul and Jane Read – July 2018

    We have just completed the Lake District Inn Way and the whole experience was idyllic. This was the 5th time we have hiked the Inn Ways (Mark Reid) and, for anyone who is not familiar with them, they can’t be recommended too highly. They have been mapped as circular routes for varied scenery, marvellous landscapes and the best of Inns and pubs for overnight accommodation. The information provided in Mark Reid’s guide books adds enormously to interest and pleasure.

    We have always used Brigantes to help with planning; accommodation selection and reservation; and baggage transfer for our hiking holidays. They provide a service which is nothing less than superb in all respects. – we couldn’t recommend them more strongly. For the Lake District Inn Way, we needed some modifications to Mark Reid’s hiking schedule in order to suit our age and stamina; Brigantes knowledge and experience of the route facilitated this. Their selection of Inns, Pubs and Guest Houses for overnight accommodation was spot on and their baggage transfer ran like clockwork. One really couldn’t ask for better.

    We are already in discussion with Brigantes about our Inn Way hike for 2019 – what more can we say?

  2. A big thank you to all the Brigantes Team for organising our ‘holiday’, the Inn Way to the Lake District. Our baggage was always waiting for us at each destination and the accommodation was good, especially the Orchard Cottage and Brathay Lodge. This is the third time we have used your services and it won’t be the last.

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