Cumbria Way

Printed book £10.99

Paddy Dillon

The Cumbria Way begins at Ulverston and heads north for 73 miles (123 km) through unspoiled dales, passing the stone-built farms of the Lake District, going around charming lakes and running beneath rugged fells. Busy tourist towns and villages contrast with woodland, wild fellside, high passes and remote moorlands. The Way passes over the summit of High Pike (658 m/2158 ft) with panoramic views, and descends to the historic border city of Carlisle.

In the wake of Storm Desmond,there is a detour because of the closure of Bell Bridge, near Sebergham. For a workaround, click here. Also, landslips have caused the closure of a section east of Caldbeck. Find details here.

This guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy a classic week's walking:

  • detailed description of the route from south to north
  • Foreword by broadcaster Eric Robson
  • geology, history, farming and wildlife
  • information about public transport and travel
  • lavishly illustrated, with 80 colour photographs
  • map of the entire route (1:110,000)
  • in robust format, on rainproof paper.

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Cumbria Way cover

Book data

  • Cumbria Way
  • Paddy Dillon
  • 1 April 2013
  • UK price £10.99
  • 63pp+4pp map flap
  • 145x210 mm
  • ISBN: 978-1-898481-57-7

Companion maps

Our guidebooks include small-scale maps as a dropdown flap. On some itineraries a good map may be vital for safety, and some walkers prefer always to carry detailed maps. Here is our list of recommended maps:

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“If there's one walk that captures the sheer variety of the Lakeland landscape, this is it.”

Eric Robson, broadcaster and author

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