Walk in England Cumbria Way Ulverston to Keswick
Double / Single
£1082 / £1854
How does this work?
Must start on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. February to November
Description of Twin/Double
- Most accommodation in Britain is charged on a Per Person basis (rather than per room basis). The price you see here for this tour is the Price per Person.
- If you request a Twin Room there are two single beds (usually 3 feet wide) in the room.
- If you request a Double Room there is one bed in which two people usually sleep (usually 4 feet 6inches wide).
- Both the Double and the the Twin room are sometimes available for Single Occupancy (one person in the room), usually with a supplement to compensate the provider who would normally have received payment from two people.
- If the accommodation offers Single rooms (one bed of 3 feet wide), this will normally be priced higher than half of a double or twin room. Unless space is limited in the village or accommodation we usually avoid these as the rooms tend to be older and less space to move about.
A five centre inn-to-inn, village to village, self guided hiking tour in England on the Cumbria Way through the Lakes District National Park from Ulverston to Keswick in Cumbria. 6 nights bed and breakfast in hotels with en-suite facilities, 5 days walking, luggage transfer, guide book, maps and taxi to from the trail where required and to Penrith station on the final morning. Because of the restrictions of single night stays over weekends in the central Lakes this walking tour is only available to start on a Monday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday.
The Cumbria Way is the most majestic of walking tours in England and starts from Ulverston, close to the shores of Morecombe Bay in the south of the county, through the Lake District National Park to Carlisle in the north. It mainly keeps to lowland valleys but occasional rises to cross the upland fells. This walking tour finishes at Keswick and is 41 miles in length. Our Explore Britain walking tour starts at Ulverston and meanders through farm fields to Lowick Bridge. Then along the shores of Coniston Water and through Tarn Hows to Elterwater. From Langdale you cross the high fells and descend to Borrowdale. You finish by walking along the shores of Derwent Water to reach Keswick.
You stop in recommended hotels along the way, where accommodation is available in twin, double and single rooms, all with private facilities. Bed and Breakfast accommodation, luggage transfer between the overnight stays and taxi on the final morning to nearest rail station is included.
START: Ulverston is about 25 miles north-west of Lancaster.
FINISH: Keswick is on the western border between England and Scotland.
DAY ONE: Arrival at Ulverston. You can arrive at the guesthouse anytime after 3pm. If you arrive earlier you will be able to drop your bags and walk around the town. Dinner is usually served in hotels and pubs between 7pm - 9pm. (not included in tour price). Overnight at Ulverston, Cumbria, England.
DAY TWO: Walking from Ulverston to Lowick. 9 miles (14km) and 1,000 feet ascent. You leave Ulverston, a pleasant small town, and walk the Cumbria way through farm fields and alongside streams to the pretty village of Torver. You enter the Lake District National Park today and experience your first "tarn". You will be collected at Lowick and taken to Coniston. Dinner can be taken at any of the local pubs in the village (not included in tour price). Overnight at Coniston, Cumbria, England.
DAY THREE: Walking from Lowick to Coniston. 10.5 miles (17km) and 700 feet ascent. You will be taken back to Lowick. You walk down and then alongside Coniston Lake to finish at the pretty village of Coniston. An early start to the walk could mean you have time to discover the village or even take a walk up the Old Man of Coniston. Overnight at Coniston, Cumbria, England. Dinner can be taken at any of the restaurants or pubs in the village (not included in tour price). Overnight at Coniston, Cumbria, England.
DAY FOUR: Walking from Coniston to Great Langdale. 7.5 miles (12 km) and 1,300 feet ascent. A pretty walk, but with quite a lot of up and down. Tarn Hows are famous for their beauty and you finish alongside the River Brathay from Skelwith Bridge to Great Langdale. Dinner can be taken at the local inn (not included in tour price). Overnight at Langdale, Cumbria, England.
DAY FIVE: Walking from Great Langdale to Rosthwaite. 9 miles (14 km) and 1,800 feet ascent. Today you walk over the hills from Langdale using Stake pass and descend into Borrowdale via Stonethwaite and Rosthwaite. Dinner can be taken at either of the pubs (not included in tour price). Overnight at Rosthwaite, Cumbria, England.
DAY SIX: Walking from Rosthwaite to Keswick. 7 miles (10 km) and 500 feet ascent. A pleasant days' walk through fields and woodland and finish along the shores of Derwent Water. Dinner can be taken at one of the many pubs or restaurants in the town (not included in tour price). Overnight at Keswick, Cumbria, England.
DAY SEVEN: Departure. A taxi will collect you and your luggage from Keswick after breakfast, and transfer you to Penrith rail station.
RAIL TRAVEL from LONDON to ULVERSTON (NOT included in tour price): Ulverston is the nearest rail station, which is served by trains every hour from London (Euston). Presently the 10:33am arrives Ulverston 14:00pm (Change at Preston). The 11:33am train arrives 15:55pm (change Preston).
RETURN from KESWICK to PENRITH (included in tour price): The nearest rail station is Penrith. We will organise a taxi to collect you and your luggage and transfer you to Penrith rail station.
RAIL TRAVEL from PENRITH to LONDON, GLASGOW and EDINBURGH (NOT included in tour price): The nearest rail station is Penrith. There are frequent services south to London and north to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
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GRADE C: Between 9 - 12 miles (14 - 19kms) a day (the occasional day may be shorter or longer than these depending on location of suitable accommodation). Strong waterproof walking boots are desirable. A strong waterproof Jacket and overtrousers are recommended to protect you from rain and cold winds. This tour goes through some areas of remote habitation, and high mountains. You will do up to 2500 feet of ascent and/or descent a day. You will be walking through Farm and walking on Trackless Moorland. You will start walking about 9:30am and finish at approx. 5pm.
For safety reasons, you must be extremely proficient if you intend to walk alone. We strongly suggest against this. Ask yourself can you walk for hours, in driving rain and low visibility, confident in your map reading skills and morale boosting abilities? A friend in need is almost essential.
These grades are for guidance only. For any grade, depending on weather conditions, it may at times be damp underfoot, so waterproof boots are preferable.