Where does the Cumbria Way start?

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Where does the Cumbria Way start?

It starts in Ulverston, South Cumbria and heads north through the Lake District National Park, finishing in Carlisle. It was conceived as a mostly low level long distance footpath with a few high exposed sections and the the option of including some summits.

Where is the end of the Cumbria Way?

The Cumbria Way ends at the Tourist Information Centre in Carlisle. There is not at present a marker for photo opportunities, but you can sign the book in the information centre. The approach to Carlisle centre is along the cycleway following the River Caldew.

How many miles is the Cumbria Way?

70 miles
The Cumbria Way is a 112km (70 miles) linear long distance footpath in Cumbria, England through the heart of the Lake District National Park linking the two historic Cumbrian towns of Ulverston and Carlisle.

Can you cycle the Cumbria Way?

Heading west will take you into the park where you can pick up the Cumbria Way long distance trail and explore the Caldbeck Fells. This huge forest in the Lake District has several way-marked cycling and walking trails to enjoy. There are six way-marked mountain bike trails of varying lengths and difficulty.

Is the Cumbria Way difficult?

Most people tend to split up the Cumbria Way over five days, although it is possible to extend to six. However as, in the main, the route does not go through many villages and towns, it is difficult to walk in sections. The usual itinerary is listed below, with the five or six day options.

Where does Pennine Way start and finish?

About the Trail The route follows England’s rocky spine from the hills of the Derbyshire Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales, through the stunning Swaledale Valley, across the North Pennines and over Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland to the Cheviot Hills, ending in the Scottish Borders in Kirk Yetholm.

How do you explore the Lake District?

Best ways to get to and around the Lake District:

  1. Trains to and around the Lake District.
  2. Buses and coaches to and around the Lake District.
  3. Minibus tours around the Lake District.
  4. Steamers and launch boat cruises in the Lake District.
  5. Cycling in the Lake District.
  6. Walking in the Lake District.

How hard is it to walk the Pennine Way?

The simple fact is that the Pennine Way can be a difficult walk. It passes through a rather remote and quiet part of the country. There’s lots of hills, plenty of wild moorland, some long distances and the weather can sometimes be awful. You can read my own experiences on the Pennine Way.

How long will it take to walk the Pennine Way?

16 to 19 days
Most full length walkers allow 16 to 19 days to walk the Way. The full length of the Pennine Way is 268 miles, but chances are, that if you walk from one end to the other you will walk nearer to 253 miles.

Where can I stay in Lake District without a car?

No worries about parking or traffic. For an ‘everything on your doorstep’ car-free break, try staying in and around Windermere, Staveley, Oxenholme and Kendal, as these areas all have train stations. Penrith, Brampton and Carlisle have train stations giving you easy access to Keswick and the North Lakes.

Is the Pennine Way a public right of way?

The Pennine Way was the first National Trail in England and is one of the UK’s most famous long-distance walks. Opened on 24th April 1965, it paved the way for public access to some of England’s wildest landscapes.

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