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Cumbria Way – Jonathan and April Cox

7th Apr 2018 by Jon Monks

Cox As the clocks changed we readied ourselves for the Cumbria Way over 5 days.

Little did we know the weather would be mostly clear blue skies with so many lambs jumping around in the fields…..what a fantastic 5 days walking across some of the best countryside and views the UK has to offer.

The Cumbria Way which spans from Ulverston to Carlisle, is very well signed for the first 2 days but unfortunately, this isn’t the same for the rest, so would strongly recommend GPS or maps for the walk. Paths are generally good underfoot with just a few which made for hard walking. Overall the walk is medium in its difficulty, with only a handful of climbs, the toughest being High Pike with more of a scramble at some points.

A few of our highlights were:

• Walking away from Ulverston for at least the first 6 miles and when looking back, still being able to see Sir John Barrow Monument overlooking Morecambe Bay as well as being surrounded in every field by newly born lambs

• The walk from Coniston to Skelwith Bridge. Tarn Hows was amazingly still and picturesque and fortunate for us quiet and we set of early

• Scrambling up Grainsgill Beck to Lingy hut. This was one of the most challenging parts of the walk but a change from regular tracks

• Last day meander along the River Caldew towards Dalston. Once again we were surrounded by lambs and the occasional protective parent!

Shepards Walks organised our accommodations, luggage transfer and return transport and everything was fantastic and really went really smoothly. I can’t thank you enough for making our holiday such a memorable experience.

© Shepherds Walks Holidays 2019
Muckles Yard, Bridge Street, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7SG

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