Walking - The Lake District & Cumbrian Way

Walking 5 nights

VISITING: The UK

Why we love this tour

"This route gives you a great mix of tranquil rolling countryside and rugged mountain scenery. The views of the Langdale Pikes towering above the glacial valley below are a real highlight."

Follow the celebrated Cumbrian Way walking route

Spectacular and rugged Lakeland scenery

Coniston and Derwentwater, Langdale Chase and Stake Pass

Moderate walking with some longer days and elevation gains

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
42miles/68km
Level
Moderate
Standard
Comfort
Departs
Departs any day
Runs
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Code
GB010

The Cumbrian Way is one of Britain’s best-loved long-distance walking routes, cutting through the heart of the Lake District. This tour follows the southern section of the path, starting in Ulverston and heading north through valleys, alongside lakes and over scenic passes to finish in Keswick. Along the way, the scenery changes from rolling farmland to woodland before reaching the spectacularly rugged lakeland landscapes the National Park is best known for. Walk along the quiet shoreline of Coniston Water then under the towering summits of the Langdale Pikes as you pass through the glacial valley of Great Langdale. The ascent to Stake Pass is a breathtaking but rewarding hike to the highest point of the tour, followed by the final stage next to tranquil Derwent Water.

The tour is rated as moderate, following a well-established and signposted route on walking paths with some rocky and uneven sections, which are more challenging when wet.  The longest daily distance is 15 miles, on more gentle terrain, then the shorter days involve more elevation gain.

Please note that in peak periods, the first hotel may be in Coniston, with a transfer provided to the start point at Ulverston. Alternatively, the first two nights may be in Ulverston, with transfers provided between the hotel and the walking start/finish point.

Accommodation

3* & 4* hotels, guest houses and B&Bs

We use a mix of 3* and 4* hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfasts for this tour. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

5 nights in 3* & 4* hotels, guest houses and B&Bs

Breakfast included

Luggage transfer included

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What's included

Price includes

5 nights accommodation in 4* and 3* hotels, guesthouses or bed and breakfasts

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Luggage transportation

Maps and photo route information. GPS routes available.

Local contact number for assistance

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Local bus fares

Bike hire and extras

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Manchester or Liverpool then take the train to Ulverston. UK customers can drive or travel by train to Ulverston, usually with a change at Lancaster.

How do I get back?

From Keswick take a bus to Carlisle or Penrith stations. Take the train to Manchester or Liverpool airport, back to Ulverson, or to continue home.

What is a 'Moderate' walking holiday

Moderate walking holidays will follow paths or trails with some rocky terrain or loose surfaces. Some surefootedness is required, as well as an occasional head for heights. Most days will see you walking for between 4 and 6.5 hours. You can expect some steep up and down hill sections, possibly including some mountain ridges or summits, so good walking fitness is required and some hiking experience is highly recommended.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

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