Cumbria Way Guidebooks and Maps
RambleFest displays the best Cumbria Way guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.
Click on an image below for more info, and the option of buying online:
We advise buying two different guidebooks, if available; one will complement the other, and the additional cost is little compared to walking the path.
“A guidebook to the Cumbria Way, a 73-mile long distance path through the heart of the Lake District from Ulverston to Carlisle. The route is largely low-level, and accessible to walkers of all abilities, but this book also describes alternative mountain days which add the Coniston Fells, Glaramara and Skiddaw en route. The route is covered in 5 stages of between 12 and 16 miles, but there is plenty of opportunity to plan your itinerary for a more easy-going 7 to 8 days. This guidebook provides useful information for every stage, from accommodation to available facilities, as well as OS map extract and details on points of interest along the way.”
– The Cumbria Way, by John Gillham
“The Cumbria Way begins at Ulverston and heads north for 73 miles (123 km) through the unspoiled dales with stone-built farms of the Lake District, running around charming lakes and passing beneath rugged fells. Busy tourist towns and villages contrast with woodland, wild fellside, high passes and remote moorlands. The Way passes over the summit of High Pike (658 m) with panoramic views, and descends to the historic border city of Carlisle.”
Cumbria Way, by Paddy Dillon
“One of the best-known walks in Cumbria, the Cumbria Way runs for just over 70 miles (110 km) from Ulverston, on the shore of Morecambe Bay, to Carlisle, near the Scottish border. The Cumbria Way passes through the heart of the English Lake District, visiting such renowned places as Coniston, Tarn Hows, Langdale and Keswick.
With a complete MyWalkingGuide walker’s pack to the Cumbria Way you get a detailed guide book illustrated with more than 100 colour photographs; an accommodation listing for you to download; a listing of 136 waypoints on the route to make navigation even easier; and a FREE downloadable Companion Guide (Information Booklet).
In addition we will email you updates about changes to the route and any additions and alterations to the accommodation listing etc.”
– The Cumbria Way: An Illustrated Walking Guide, by Peter Jackson
Cumbria Way Maps
We include the Harvey map, which covers the whole route.
Ordnance Survey provide the service of online maps, which you can use on all your devices. Costs around £20 – £25 per year for all maps across the UK for a year. Great value. The path is marked by name on the relevant “Explorer” maps. Click on the link:
Ordnance Survey Maps Online