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The Cumberland Way

From coast to hill country, under the shadows of the high peaks

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Holiday Highlights

  • The 62 mile walk takes you on a west to east route from Ravenglass, where the Lake District meets the sea
  • You’ll cover the route over 6 days, with between 9 and 13 miles covered daily
  • Pass stunning scenery over Black Sail Pass for views of the high peaks (Great Gable, Scafell Pike, Pillar and Haystacks)
  • Ascend the Castlerigg stone circle with views to Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite Lake

This 62 mile walk takes you on a west to east route from coastal Ravenglass to Brougham Hall, near Penrith, with between 7 and 13 miles walked daily.

We'll walk towards remote Wastwater, the most atmospheric of all the lakes, through spectacular scenery over Black Sail Pass and then under the shadow of the high peaks - Great Gable, Scafell Pike, Pillar and Haystacks being amongst them.

Continuing east there's another stunning high level route to the gentler scenery of the Newlands Valley and the shores of Derwent Water, before arriving at Keswick. From here we gently ascend to the Castlerigg stone circle, with far reaching views back to Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite Lake. We then pick up a lonely coach road through thousands of acres of high moorland to walk down into Dockray and Ullswater. Journey's end is at Eamont Bridge (rather than continuing for another day to the official end at Appleby), before returning to Hassness Country House for a farewell dinner.

  • Accommodation and all meals except for dinner on one night (which can be taken in one of Buttermere’s village pubs)
  • Complimentary tea & coffee always available and cake after each course day
  • All transport necessary for the walking programme
  • Services of a dedicated tour leader
  • One evening meal per week is NOT included in your holiday cost. Please see the Holiday Information Sheet for your departure for more information.
  • Any entrance fees
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.


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