Starting in Ulverston in this south, the Cumbria Way snakes north on a 70 mile trip to Carlisle, via some of the best scenery the Lake District has to offer.
In August 2009 I walked the Cumbria Way from Ulverston to Carlisle, walking through some of Cumbria's finest scenery, including some of the most stunning parts of the Lake District.
As a walk, it's not very well known, however it certainly is grand.
Published 30 August 2009
I think it’s fair to say the whole thing got off to a slightly dodgy start. Getting travel sick on the train. That just doesn’t happen to me.
Published 31 August 2009
There were two reasons I’d arrived in Ulverston the afternoon before setting off walking. One was purely practical. It’s a four and a half hour journey from my house to Ulverston. The second was because I quite fancied wandering around Ulverston and seeing the sights.
Published 1 September 2009
It’s day one and time to walk the first few miles of the Cumbria Way. Well okay. Fourteen and a half miles.
Published 8 September 2009
With a mere 11 miles to do, it’s a lovely day for walking from Coniston to Dungeon Ghyll.
Published 16 September 2009
From deserted mighty valleys, to the bustling tourist spot of Keswick.
Published 22 September 2009
The weather has turned once more and it’s a wet and gloomy walk from Keswick to Caldbeck.
Published 25 September 2009
It’s the final day – to Carlisle I go and the end of the Cumbria Way. Time to get out the party poppers!
Published 13 October 2009
In 2000 Catherine and myself visited Dungeon Ghyll, and we’d been told by her dad that we had to pop into one of the pubs in the area – the Old Dungeon Ghyll. Back then I wasn’t that impressed. Nine years on, I was going to revisit…
Published 17 April 2011
Probably one of the easiest walks to arrange your trip for, the Cumbria Way can easily be done in a week and has some amazing views too.
Published 6 February 2011
Photographs from my Cumbria Way walking in the summer of 2009.
Published 30 November 2016
A small sign, a bin, oh and a large sculpture. Great sights at the start of the Cumbria Way in Ulverston.
Published 13 October 2013
A mighty view of a mighty youth hostel.
Published 28 October 2012
Spoiler: bin lorry depot
Published 19 April 2011
Sorry Bing, but I’m after a famous pub in Cumbria where grizzled mountain walkers all congregate telling tales of Bow Fell and Crinkle Crags, and not a dungeon in the Australian town of Ghyll…