Cumbria Way related & other links

Cumbria Way trip journals – Follow the adventures of Fudge, a Cocker Spaniel, along with his human walking companions Dave and Angie Walsh on their long distance trails and day walks all over the UK. The intrepid trio walked the Cumbria Way in 2021 and have added an informative trip report to their site. – an informative and enjoyable read of a Cumbria Way trip with some extra fells thrown in for good measure – Read Andrew’s account of his 4 day Cumbria Walk from Ulverston to Keswick – Read Alvina’s account of her 5 day Cumbria Way walk in 2018 – Take a look at Jamie’s 2017 trip journal which has plenty of photos taken along the Cumbria Way

Pete’s Trip Reports – Pete walked the route in August 2018 and his trip journal and photos are well worth a look

Neils Healthy Meals – Read the adventures of Neil, Lady Lynne (his wife) and their friend Jen on their 6 day Cumbria Way trip from 2019

The Walking Gardener – an very informative and enthusiastic piece about walking The Cumbria Way – Iain’s 2015 North to South Cumbria Way camping trip

How NOT to walk the Cumbria Way – Natalie reflects on her first long-distance walk

Rucksack Rose on The Cumbria Way – a five day trip along The Cumbria Way – Andrew Bowdens account of his Cumbria Way walk

Mr Frostbite wild camps on the Cumbria Way –  Nigel Vardy tells of his wild camp along the Cumbria Way – join Brian on his 4 day Cumbria Way trip in 2016 – a humorous CW trip report from 2005 – read about Pete’s North to South Cumbria Way trip from 2005 with HF Holidays – walking the Cumbria Way with children whilst camping  – follow Ronald and friends on their Cumbria Way journey

Cumbria Way video journals

Tent Man on the Cumbria Way – a video journal of camping on a 6 day Cumbria Way

Phil Aldridge on the Cumbria Way – follow Phils adventure on his 5 day trip form Ulverston to Carlisle

The Cumbria Way on You Tube – join Abbie Barnes and her mum, Pearl, as they walk The Cumbria Way

77 Miles, Wild Camping and Photography on the Cumbria Wayfollow Thomas Heaton over 4 days as he hikes 77 miles, wild camped in some beautiful locations and enjoyed a little bit of landscape photography

Tin Mug Adventures – follow Marks journey along the Cumbria Way and his first long distance walk from 2016

Solo hiking on the Cumbria Way – follow ‘Wacky Wanderings’ as he walks the Cumbria Way in 2018

Cumbria Way over 6 days in 3 videos – join The Glum Hiker on his 6 day Cumbria Walk walk from 2020. Part 1  –  Part 2  –  Part 3

A five day Cumbria Way walk in 5 videos – follow Daz as he completes his 2019 walk in 5 videos
Part 1  –  Part 2  –  Part 3  –  Part 4  –  Part 5

Various Cumbria Way related information sites – Wikipedias information on the Cumbria Way – This web page contains 5 downloadable PDFs – one for each stage – The Rambler’s Associations page on the Cumbria Way – The Long Distance Walkers Association Cumbria Way page  – Maps, GPX and Memory Map files for the whole of the Cumbria Way – Online maps and information on walking the Cumbria Way

Safety & Weather related sites – a Lake District weather information page
Mountain weather information for the Lake District

Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association – is the umbrella body for mountain rescue teams in Cumbria. Please listen to their advice. – this site was created to share mountain & hill walking safety advice and tips, knowledge and good practice and will be ideal for those venturing into the hills  – The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association is the umbrella body for mountain rescue teams in Cumbri

Other Walking Websites  – Roger and Ann Hileys website offers details of hundreds of their walks enhanced by plenty of great photos. As Roger puts it ‘it is an insight on the world as seen from our part of the English Lake District’ – On an earlier incarnation of this website I was lucky enough to be given permission to use any of the fantastic photos taken by Dave Brown and his wife Edith. Dave and Edith walked all over the Lake District and enjoyed sharing their walks and photos with others. Dave has sadly since passed away but his photo walks are still available to view on the web as he would have wished. – a photo diary of Lake District Fell Walks – some excellent photos to be seen!  – an informative website for hill walkers and summit-baggers – online directory of many, many walking journals – very informative site – a fantastic site offering information and reports on walking – the adventures of Dave & Angie Walsh and dog Fudge with route descriptions and fantastic photos of walks around the UK

A Pennine Journey – a modern rendition of Wainwright’s first long distance walk

Howgills and Limestone Trail  – a 76 mile long-distance walk from Kirkby Stephen to Settle drawing its inspiration from Alfred Wainwright’s ‘Walks in Limestone Country’ and ‘Walks in the Howgill Fells’

Tourist Information Websites – official and unofficial

Visit Cumbria – a very comprehensive and informative guide to the Lake District and Cumbria – The Lake District National Park Authority looks after this unique corner of England, encouraging people to enjoy and understand its beauty and helping those who live and work here  – tourist attractions as well as info on shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels & more

Caldbeck Area Online – an information guide to Caldbeck and the Northern Fells area of the Lake District – Tourist Information from the official Keswick website – lots of information on Carlisle, its history and places to visit – an information website for Cumbria

Other Lakeland & miscellaneous links – view photographs taken by Andy from his local patch of the North Pennines, his frequent visits to the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond this website shows the best of his work – Ray paints people enjoying the outdoors mainly in the Lakes and the Dales  – Specialising in locally sourced gifts for you, family and friends. With 2 stores in Bowness and Keswick

Lake District Camping – a useful site for those of you who plan to camp whilst walking the Cumbria Way – an information packed guide to the attractions and places of interest in Cumbria  – following on from his The Wainwrights in Colour project, Andy has a new undertaking, to visit, sketch, photograph and document all of the Lakeland Fells which Alfred Wainwright included in his books  – exploring the wonderful and eclectic heritage of the Furness Peninsula – the UK’s largest network of bunkhouses, hostels and camping barns