Cumbria Way

Additional Days & Activities

We would be delighted to arrange additional accommodation for you along the Cumbria Way.

You may wish to plan a rest day or have an additional night at any of the locations along the route which offer activities or sightseeing opportunities - we've made some suggestions below. Please request this when you Make an Enquiry.

Coniston

  • The Lakes are really magical and we would recommend an additional night in Coniston to explore the history and beautiful landscapes of the area.
  • Walk to the 803m high summit of the Old Man of Coniston.
  • Enjoy a boat trip on Coniston Water on the elegant Victorian steam yacht 'Gondola'.
  • Visit the little 17th century cottage Hill Top, where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her books or the picturesque village of Hawkshead.

Great Langdale

  • Enjoy Great Langdale, a quiet corner of the lakes.

Borrowdale

  • Stonethwaite is a good choice for a rest day as there are many lovely walks in the hills around Borrowdale.
  • Climb Scafell Pike which at 978m is England’s highest peak.

Keswick

  • The old market town of Keswick is another good choice for an additional night. It’s a bustling little town with plenty of shops, inns and cafes.
  • Take a boat trip on Derwentwater.
  • Climb Skiddaw, the fourth highest mountain in England.

Bassenthwaite

  • Walk to the little church of St. Bega on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake. This is reputed to be the most romantic spot in the Lake District.

Carlisle

  • Visit the award winning Tullie House Museum.
  • Explore 12th Century Carlisle Cathedral.
  • Visit the half-timbered Guildhall that houses a local history museum.
  • Visit the medieval Castle, with its ancient chambers, stairways and dungeons that contain the 'licking stones'. Here, parched Jacobite prisoners found enough moisture to stay alive, only to be brutally executed on Gallows Hill.