Linear Route on the Cumbrian Way in 8 days

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Ulverston / Carlisle
  • Distance 136 km / 84 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
  • Availability
    March - September
  • Price From $1,171


Explore the long-distance linear route on the Cumbrian Way, designed in the 1970s by members of the Local Walkers Association, through the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Discover mountain lakes (or tarns), habitats for a variety of species such as vendace and char, red squirrel and crayfish. Walk the forest trails among mosses, ferns and lichens, and swampy areas filled with carnivorous plants.

Explore the classic lakeland region amid the villages of Ulverston, Coniston, Great Langdale, Keswick, Caldbeck and Carlisle, as you explore the attractive combination of Cumbria's nature and fascinating heritage.

  • Visit the world's only museum dedicated to the comedians Laurel & Hardy.
  • Tour Coniston, home of writer Arthur Ransome and artist John Ruskin.
  • Visit the Middle Fell Bridge, centre of the plot in the 1945 film "Brief Encounter".
  • Visit the Dungeon Ghyll Force Waterfall, described in "The Idle Shepherd Boys" by the poet William Wordsworth.
  • Tour Wainwright Fell, one of the 214 moors in the Lake District described in Alfred Wainwright's pictorial guide.
  • Explore Millican Dalton’s Caves, the "Professor of Adventure" who lived for nearly 50 years in one of them.

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    • Accommodation in en suite rooms in charming hotels
    • Daily Breakfasts
    • Luggage transfers between accommodations
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Sustainable travel, we compensate the CO2 emissions of your trip
    • Taxes


    • Travel assistance insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Improved hotel room upgrades (if available)


    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.


    Travel & Transfers

    The best option is to get to London Airport or Manchester Airport. Then, you can take a train, on a 4-hour 30-minute journey from London or 2 hours and 30 minutes from Manchester to Ulverston.

    Another alternative is to take a bus or travel by car from one of these airports.

    For your return from Carlisle, you'll need to take a train to London Airport or Manchester Airport on a journey of approximately 4 hours and 2 hours respectively.


    Absolutely! Each traveller has included 1 piece of luggage that we will transfer between your accommodations. It's important that this piece of luggage meets the following criterias:

    • Maximum weight of 45 lbs (20 kg).
    • Must be only 1 piece of luggage without any attachments or accessories.
    • Should not contain valuables, fragile items, food or medications.
    • Must be correctly identified (booking reference of your trip and the full name of the trip holder).

    The approximate luggage delivery time will be at 4:00 PM.

    This route is classified as of medium-low difficulty and is mostly made over gentle valley paths, riverside trails and some easy ascents and descents to the mountain tops within the National Park. 

    Although you don't need walking experience, we recommend having an active lifestyle and a good level of fitness. You can prepare before your trip by doing daily walks and cardiovascular exercises to improve your physical endurance.

    The route is available between April and October, so any time you choose between these months will give you an amazing experience, as the weather in spring is pleasant and cool for walking. 

    In summer, the lakes and flowers create beautiful scenery on the route and in autumn, the trails are not very crowded.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.

    You can call us to arrange a private transfer for you.

    If you prefer, you can also use public transport or local taxis to get to your next accommodation.

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area.

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