We write about lots of walking routes on our website, many of which extend for well over 100 miles, such as the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. We also love shorter routes like Marriott's Way, which is only 26 miles long. The great thing about the Cumbria Way is that it's not too long and not too short either, but there is still plenty to enjoy along the way. It's a mainly low-level route which takes you through some of the most beautiful & contrasting landscapes that Cumbria has to offer. If you're looking to work your way up to a longer 100-mile + walking route, then completing the Cumbria Way is a great way to build up towards one of the longer routes we've written about. But it is also very enjoyable in its own right.
We wanted to publish an updated guide about The Cumbria Way for anyone looking to complete it in 2023, let's get into it:
Where is The Cumbria Way?
What sections are there?
What is there to see and do as you walk along The Cumbria Way?
Ulverston to Coniston
Coniston to Great Langdale
Great Langdale to Keswick
Keswick to Caldbeck
Caldbeck to Carlisle
What should you be aware of before heading along The Cumbria Way?
Extend the walk - The Westfield Greenway
The above map gives you a rough outline to the route, but here is a more specific breakdown which you can follow:
- Start from the causeway that leads to Roa Island
- Head towards Concle and cross the road at the first set of dropped kerbs
- Follow the second public footpath which is gated with a passing point
- Walk through the farmland and past St Michael’s church until you reach Roosecote Sands bay
- Once you reach Cavendish Dock, you've completed the route!