Cumbria Walking Holidays

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Hiking along the long-distance trail of the Cumbria Way provides a wonderful cross-section of scenic lakes, fells and charming villages. First-time visitors to this stunning national park will find plenty to fall in love with, while birdwatchers and photographers will find thrilling opportunities to indulge in their hobby. This scenic route lends itself to extending with a few extra days in Keswick so that you could climb Mount Skiddaw or for visiting the many attractions in neighbouring Caldbeck. 

Poet William Wordsworth described the Lake District as “the loveliest spot that man has ever known” and he was probably gazing out from Dove Cottage in Grasmere when he wrote it! Undoubtedly the best way to enjoy Cumbria’s breathtaking natural beauty and refreshingly clear air is at a leisurely pace walking the Cumbria Way. Leave milling crowds and slow-crawling traffic behind and stride out at your own pace on a self-guided walking holiday in the Lake District. You’ll discover untold scenic delights along the Cumbria Way, which runs north-south through this 880 square-mile national park.  

The Cumbria Way was devised by the local Ramblers’ Association in the 1970s. The waymarked route was completed by volunteers and national park staff and provides some of the most pleasant Lake District walks in this unspoilt area.  

Walking one of the popular routes along the Cumbria Way delivers a succession of visual delights. It connects some of England’s most scenic viewpoints, quintessential English villages, lakes, pastures and fells along moderate, low-level terrain. Whether you choose to trek among spring meadows and summer heather, or enjoy the burnished shades of autumn trees, bracken and berried hedgerows, a Lake District hiking adventure does not come better than this!  

 

Local Knowledge of Cumbria

We place great emphasis on researching, planning and crafting innovative English itineraries to ensure you get the very best experience out of your trip. We believe relationships are important and have been working with many of our hoteliers and local suppliers for years and years. This means that they know exactly what our travellers expect from their active holiday in England.

Great Value & Quality Trips in Cumbria

Our active holidays in England are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. When you book, your trip will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your trip in England.

Personal Experience of Cumbria

We are passionate about Cumbria and our team have been walking and cycling here for over 4 decades. We are passionate about the UK, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of England and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.


 

Reducing Waste

Our Waste Management Policy encourages our travellers to take their own reusable water bottles, coffee cups and reusable stuff sacks to avoid single use plastics.

Supporting Local

In the English regions that we travel through tourism is the main source of income for many local people. We support them by working with local family run accommodations and suppliers so that your money actually assists the community that hosts you.

Paddock to Plate

The paddock to plate concept is one we encourage by choosing to work with accommodations that source produce from local farms. This provides you with fresher meals and ensures your money directly assists local economies.




Currency

Pounds sterling

International Dialing Code

+44

Electricity

Electricity in The United Kingdom is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is G (UK – 3 prong).

Visas

Visas are not required for citizens of Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand for up to 90 days in a period of 180 days for all Schengen countries (see www.schengenvisainfo.com/schengen-visa-countries-list/ for countries part of the Schengen). Please ensure your passport is stamped on arrival in the Schengen area. For all other nationalities and for longer stays in countries covered by the Schengen Agreement (Australian New Zealand, Canadian and US passport holders), please contact the relevant embassy. Stays of longer than 90 days in the Schengen area require a long stay visa for the country you are spending most time in. However long stay visas are unlikely to be issued unless there is a valid reason (eg. studying in country). Unfortunately we cannot assist in obtaining visas for long stays due to individual country visa requirements.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us. Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice. We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration. We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements. Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.