Cumbria Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Cumbria Way Walking Holiday
in England's Lake District
7 nights and 6 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Cumbria Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Cumbria Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Cumbria Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking
Cumbria Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Cumbria Way Walking Holiday
in Northern England
from Ulverston to Carlisle

Walk Cumbria Way, one of England’s long distance walking trails, walking in the far North of England from Ulverston via Coniston, Great Langdale, Stake Pass, Borrowdale, Keswick, Caldbeck and Carlisle.

The Cumbria Way begins at Ulverston and is an 82 mile walking holiday through the stunning scenery of the Lake District National Park in northern England, ending at Carlisle.

On this walking holiday you hike through undulating pastures, farms and open commons and experience stunning views of Coniston Water. You skirt Tarn Hows, cross River Brathay at Skelwith Bridge and follow Great Langdale Beck, beneath the imposing Langdale Fell, to Dungeon Ghyll.

You are now in the very heart of Lakeland, crossing Stake Pass at 1,575ft (480m), and meandering through Borrowdale to Derwentwater and Keswick. You then flank Lonscale Fell and follow Dash Beck down to Bassenthwaite and around the back of Skidda to Caldbeck. The walk ends by following the River Caldew into Carlisle.

The Cumbria Way can be made into a longer walking holiday by connecting with:

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Cumbria Way Walking Holiday
Ulverston to Carlisle
Suggested Tour Duration
:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
82 miles
Min/max daily distance:
10.5/16 miles
Average Daily distance:
13.5 miles
Grading:
moderate
challenging in parts
Features:
 Conistonwater
Great Langdale
Stake Pass, Borrowdale
Derwentwater
Keswick
This path connects with:
Hadrians Wall Path
Cumbria Coastal Way

  Cumbria Way Walking Holiday
in Northern England’s Lake District.
from Ulverston to Carlisle
7 nights and 6 days Walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Ulverston
To start your walking holiday on The Cumbria Way walking trail you make your own way to Ulverston. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday in the Lake District.  The Cumbria Way connects with the Cumbria Coastal Way in Ulverston.

Cumbria Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Cumbria Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Ulverston to Consiton             16 miles
Leavubg Ulverston, the walking trail moves onto open common land as you walk beside Coniston Water, the fourth largest of the English Lakes, to Coniston. There is plenty to see in Coniston, including the John Ruskin museum and also Brantwood where he lived beside Coniston Water. There are mementos of Donald Campbell, the water speed record breaker, at the Sun Hotel. Why not spend an extra day in Coniston and take a launch around the lake, or a hike to the summit of the Old Man of Coniston.

Day 4: Coniston to Great Langdale    13 miles

Leaving Coniston you skirt Tarn Hows, then head towards Colwith Force and Skelwith Force, two magnificent waterfalls on the River Brathay. You cross the river at Skelwith Bridge and follow Great Langdale Beck, beneath the imposing Langdale Pikes, to Dungeon Ghyll in Great Langdale.

Cumbria Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Cumbria Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: Great Langdale to Keswick           16 miles
You are now in the very heart of Lakeland, leaving Langdale and Dungeon Ghyll by way of the zigzag path going up to Stake Pass at 1,575ft (480m). You descent to walk alongside River Derwent in the valley of Borrowdale as it flows into Derwentwater. You hike along the lakeshore to Keswick.

Day 5: Keswick to Bassenthwaite     10.5 miles
Leaving Keswick on the Cumbria Way, you hike up the lower slopes of Lonscale Fell to Lonscale Crags with the deep gorge of Glenderaterra Valley below. Then after crossing Salehow Beck you come to the uninhabited Skiddaw House at 1542ft/470m.
On reaching the stunning Whitewater Dash waterfall you follow Dash Beck down to Bassenthwaite.

Cumbria Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Cumbria Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 6: Bassenthwaite to Caldbeck    11 miles
Today’s walking on the Cumbria Way is along country lanes and lower fell slopes. Leaving Bassenthwaite you hike around the back of Skidda via Orthwaite, Longlands, Branthwaite, Fell Side and Nether Row to Caldbeck.

Day 7: Caldbeck to Carlisle            15 miles

On this last day of your walking holiday on The Cumbria Way you follow the River Caldew via the villages of Sebergham and Dalston into Carlisle. The Cumbria Way connect with Hadrian’s Wall Path and Cumbria Coastal Way in Carlisle.

Cumbria Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 8: Depart after breakfast
Depart after Breakfast or extend your holiday walking and spend some time exploring Cumberland in England’s Lake District and the Scottish Borders.
We can transfer you to your car or station.

Cumbria Way Walking Holiday
8 day
itinerary
  Ulverston to Carlisle
6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:
Arrive Ulverston
Optional extra day in Ulverston
Day 2: Ulverston to Consiton            16 miles
Day 3: Coniston to Great Langdale   13 miles
Day 4: Great Langdale to Keswick    16 miles
Optional extra day in Keswick
Day 5: Keswick to Bassenthwaite  10.5 miles
Day 6: Bassenthwaite to Caldbeck    11 miles
Day 7: Caldbeck to Carlisle                15 miles
Optional extra day in Carlisle
Day 8: depart

£693pp
dbl/twin

£896pp
single occ

£966pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £48 per person depending on location

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Cumbria Way
Ulverston to Carlisle

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Great Langdale
New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

double/twin
£49.00

Single
£55.00

Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

£39.00

£55.00

Carlisle

double/twin

Single

Crown & Mitre Hotel

£36.00

£58.80

Halmark Hotel

£39.50

£68.80

What’s included
in your UK Cumbria Way walking holiday in
England’s Lake District

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • due to the remote nature of some of the overnight stops, not all rooms will be en-suite or have private bathrooms (however upgrades are usually available that are en-suite)
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • OS 1:25,000 map
  • guide book to The Cumbria Way

Optional Extras
for your UK Cumbria Way walking holiday in England’s Lake District

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your UK Cumbria Way walking holiday in England’s Lake District

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Cumbria Way Walking Holiday: How to get there

  • By Plane to Manchester where we can arrange transfer to Ulverston
  • By Car to Wall where parking is available
  • By Train / Bus to Ulverston

We have moorland walking holidays in the UK in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland,  and Ireland.

This is one of our categories of walking holidays.