The Cumberland Way is a long distance walking holiday in the north east of England. Daily luggage transfer is included in the price of this self guided walking holiday. This delightful trail meanders some 62 miles across the Lake District, starting on the west coast at Ravenglass travelling east toward Eamont Bridge on the boundary of Cumberland county.
If you love nothing more than a UK walking holiday then look no further. The Cumberland Way in the Lake District is a perfect choice. Your daily luggage transfers are included leaving you to enjoy your walk, take some photos of the scenery and generally relax.
The Cumberland Way trail starts in the village of Ravenglass, where the Lake District meets the sea ! This coastal hamlet is home to the Ravenglass and Eskdale steam railway. Find time for a little jaunt on this 7 mile, narrow gauge route, if you are a steam railway buff. A mile or so away is Muncaster Castle which has been of strategic importance since Roman times, and the family home of the Pennington family since the year 1208.
The walk starts with a fairly easy gradient, but soon gets tougher. Walking through gentle rolling hills, farmland and passing by small woods. The village of Nether Wasdale lies at the southern end of Wastwater, England's deepest lake.
Buttermere Lake is 1.5 miles long and has a footpath all round it. A classic combination of Lake and Mountain makes this a popular place to visit.
Your next walking day takes you to Keswick, which is the North Lakes favourite tourist destination, nestling between the Skiddaw Mountains and Derwentwater Lake. This market town boasts a variety of shops, cafes and tea rooms, pubs and restaurants.
Now heading toward the very small village of Dockray, you will see the magnificent waterfall called Aira Beck. Flowing from the Fells and passing through Dockray before finding its way to Ullswater, the second largest lake in the Lake District.
Eamont Bridge is where your Cumberland Way walk ends. This small village is named after the River Eamont and straddles the boundaries of Cumberland and Westmorland. There are two ancient sites in the village. An earthwork known as 'King Arthurs Round Table, and the single standing stone of Mayburgh Henge.
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