Cumbria Way Accommodation and Other services
RambleFest displays details of the Cumbria Way accommodation, camping, where to eat and drink, and public transport. We also include an Ordnance Survey map link for each location along the route for which we have service details. Please refer to the Cumbria Way Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table (below) for places visited along the route. By clicking on any location, the Ordnance Survey map for that location can be opened and dragged (and re-sized) to follow the route of the Way.
The Cumbria Way is a gentle 76 mile walk wholly within Cumbria, with most of it through valleys of the Lake District (but including some high ground), and therefore passing through the beautiful villages, of Langdale, Borrowdale, Derwent Water and Caldbeck, making it a superb introduction to long-distance walking. It begins at Ulverston and finishes at Carlisle. There is plenty of accommodation and other services, and it does not disappoint. Please refer to the Cumbria Way Mileages and Services Table (below) for the places visited on the route.
Cumbria Way Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table
Please click on a location to open the page displaying Cumbria Way Accommodation, Camping, Pub and Restaurant information for that location.
An Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 map link has been included at each location, the scale of which can be adjusted. For each service an address and contact number is given, and wherever possible that service’s proximity to the Cumbria Way.
NOTE: Figures after the `+’ sign indicates miles off route
|LOCATION (Please click on a location to open the page giving details of services at that location)||CUMULATIVE
|Ulverston||–||Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Train,Bus|
|Lowick Bridge||6½||Inn, Pub, Restaurant|
|Coniston||16||Hotel, B&B, Camping, Pub, Restaurant, Bus|
|Skelwith Bridge||17||Hotel, Pub, Restaurant|
|Elterwater||25||Inn, Pub, Restaurant|
|Great Langdale||29||Inn, Camping, Pub, Restaurant|
|Stonethwaite||36¼||Hotel, B&B, Camping, Pub|
|Rosthwaite||37||Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant|
|Portinscale||43½||Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant|
|Keswick||45||Hotel, B&B, YHA, Camping, Pub, Restaurant, Camping Shop, Bus|
|Caldbeck||61||Inn, B&B, PUB, Restaurant|
|Dalston||71||Hotel, Camping, Pub, Restaurant, Train,Bus|
|Carlisle||76||Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Train,Bus|
Notes on Cumbria Way Accommodation
We have listed the accommodation for each location in our Cumbria Way Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table (below). Simply click on a location to open the page displaying the details of accommodation, camping, pubs, restaurants and public transport available at that location, including addresses and contact info
We display a wide range of Cumbria Way accommodation type, e.g. B&B, Guest House, Hotel, Inn, Hostel, Self catering, camping, etc., but inevitably in some locations the accommodation is limited. Not all accommodation will offer evening meals; this needs to be ascertained with the individual landlords. B&B (Bed and Breakfast) is almost always within the same house, farm, etc. as the people who run it. Guest Houses are usually expected to be grander than B&B, but are not necessarily so. Hotels are grander still, and with the expected higher cost, although there is a range of hotel quality. Hostels offer the most basic of accomodation above Bunk-House and Camping, and are therefore among the cheapest. Quite often some cleaning is required on the part of the resident.
We have included Camping, although there are relatively few official campsites. We advise telephoning the individual sites for info on facilities. Also, it may well be worth telephoning farmhouse B&B to enquire about camping.
We are always looking to improve our information, and welcome Cumbria Way accommodation recommendations.
Cumbria Way Restaurants and Pubs
Some ramblers will be content to stay in their B&B in the evening and relax. Others will want to explore the beautiful villages and towns along the Cumbria Way and sample the pubs and restaurants. Luckily, many pubs serve good food, and at a reasonable cost. Refer to the Cumbria Way Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table (below) and click on a location for details of pubs and restaurants at that location.
We have attempted to give as much information as possible on pubs and restaurants and their proximity to the Cumbria Way, especially regarding whether pubs serve real ale and/or food. But restaurants and pubs are notoriously changeable. Please let us know if our information is out of date.
Cumbria Way Public Transport
Please refer to the Cumbria Way Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table (below) for location at which there is public transport. Click on that location for more details and links. To assist you planning your walk, we have included information on a single page: Cumbria Way Public Transport
Cumbria Way Guidebooks & Maps
CLICK HERE for the best Cumbria Way guidebooks and maps, and the facility for buying them online.
Cumbria Way Website Links
This site is mainly photographs: Rambling Man: Cumbria Way
Cumbria Way Photographs Etc
We would like to display as many photographs of the Cumbria Way as possible, and we always have room for your photographs and walk logs – just email them to us. Alternatively, if you have them online you can send us the link.
Cumbria Way Circular Walks
We welcome suggestions for circular walks along the Cumbria Way. Please give us as much info as possible, eg distance, refreshment stops, description etc and we will add a map and a link.
Cumbria Way updates and recommendations
RambleFest welcomes updates and recommendations. Please contact us with details. All our listings are free.