Reviews of Cumbria Way

The reviews below refer to "Cumbria Way" published by Rucksack Readers. To find out more about this book, click on its cover or Look inside its pages or visit its Gallery.

From a review in Ulverston's "Talk of the Town"

A model of how such such guidebooks should be done. Cumbria Way has the clearest possible maps ... I particularly enjoyed the blunt realism of his advice.

Anyone who works through this guide will learn an extraordinary amount about every aspect of Cumbrian life. The guide is laden with gorgeous and helpful photographs.

Colin Pickthall, Talk of the Town (November 2013 page 11)

From two German walkers (now living in Edinburgh)

My friend and I have just completed the Cumbria Way and we were very thankful for the Cumbria Way Rucksack Reader guide which we had with us.

My friend and I are relatively new to long distance walking and have only done the West Highland Way so far. We felt the Cumbria Way would be much more challenging to find the "right way" from Ulverston to Carlisle but with the help of your guide it was relatively easy and very well described - which we felt was necessary as the waymarking in some areas was quite difficult to find or non-existent.

Now we are looking forward to planning the next walk. We haven't decided which one yet, but I am sure we will be using one of your guidebooks.

Simone Seifert and Petra Hartmann, by email

From a review in the Backpacker magazine, summer 2013

This easy-to-read and informative guide provides background information on the Lake District including geology, wildlife, farming and is illustrated with great photographs to whet your appetite for the walk.
It is a very useful guide for planning your walk, with information on public transport, waymarking, route profile and facilities (including camping) on route.

There is a detailed route description broken into seven sections, each with clear information on distance, likely terrain, grade and detailed step by step instructions. However it must be noted that that the guide notes are written for a walker going from South to North and would have to be reversed if you were starting at Carlisle.

Reviewed by Colin Smith on page 24

Reviewed by Irish Mountain Log, Spring 2013

The Rucksack Readers format is great for anyone travelling a trail ... The combination of booklet and map in a rainproof spiral binding is extremely practical.

The 63 pages are packed with useful and relevant information – transport, accommodation, realistic walking distances and lovely little quirky details. ... The text is written by someone who obviously loves this beautiful part of England and wishes to share it with others. ... I would recommend both the format and this publication in particular.

Dairine Nuttall, Nordic Walking guide, County Wicklow, IML 105 p56

From an online review

The guide gives four alternative route breakdowns for you to complete the walk in 5, 6, 7 or 10 days which is very useful with lots of photos and diagrammatic images.

As with all Rucksack Readers guides the Cumbria Way has travel, accommodation and general info for each section. Very good bus route, rail route and ferry map on page 7! Bus numbers very useful.

See http://www.walkingontheweb.co.uk/index.php/walkingmaps/299-walkingbookreviews/1359-cumbria-way-by-paddy-dillon for more

Printed book £10.99

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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… more about Cumbria Way »