Walking the Cumbria Way
A walking holiday along the Cumbria Way in our opinion rates as one of the top walking trails in England.
If you can only take one walking holiday in England, the Cumbria Way is the one you should try.
The Cumbria Way follows a line through the heart of the Lake DistrictNational Park linking the historic Cumbrian towns of Ulverston on the edge of England’s northwest coast, and Carlisle near the border with Scotland.
It goes through classic Lake District country via Coniston, Langdale, Borrowdale, Derwent Water, SkiddawForest and Caldbeck.
The Cumbria Way is a trail with a near perfect balance of terrain and scenery. It is predominantly a low-level long distance footpath but with some higher exposed sections. Each day you will encounter a variety of scenery to delight the senses. From days spent walking in the lowlands, through pastoral Cumbrian farmland, absorbing green valleys rising to the more challenging yet equally beautiful English Lakelands. The heather-covered Cumbrian fells and torso reveal stunning panoramas.
Cumbria is England’s northernmost county. The name comes from Cymru, meaning friends or countryman, (as in comrades) in the old Celtic language, and is still used to describe Wales in the Welsh language, Cymru.
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