The Cumbria Way provides a great insight into the landscape of the Lake District and Cumbria taking walkers through the heart of this stunning county.
Whether you know the Lake District National Park and Cumbria or are new to this region, the route starting in Ulverston and finishing in Carlisle (or the reverse) takes in the diverse yet all equally as beautiful sectors. The full route is 73 miles long and is an official long distance walking route yet a very attainable one being relatively low in ascent. The main requirement being the time required to complete this quite lengthy yet very rewarding route.
If time is a factor then why not do a stage or 2 of the route. Stages 2 and 3 as suggested by many walking resources are Coniston to Langdale and Langdale to Keswick. Scenic beauty no matter which way you look and for those who are new to walking in the Lake District it is an ideal way to spend a couple of days. Knowing parts of this famous route have been experienced is quite an accomplishment.
The Langdale fells
These 2 stages take in Coniston Water, Tarn Hows, the Langdale Valley, Elterwater, Derwentwater the mighty Skiddaw and Blencathra coming in to view at Keswick. Experience rivers, lakes, valleys and some of the highest peaks in the UK, a true taste of the region.
Using Langdale as a base is ideal both for location as well as the choice of places to stay. With walking being the aim of the game it seems appropriate to mention the Brimstone luxury Lake District Hotel on the Langdale Estate which has the only one of its kind, Acr’teryx clothing bootroom. Guests of the hotel can borrow the latest Acr’teryx walking gear from a selection that covers every season from day sacks to waterproofs, fleeces and boots. Book 30 days or more in advance and receive 15% off the room rates there. Call 015394 38062 to enquire.