Links

Cumbria Way related & other links

On this page I have placed some Cumbria Way related links such as trip journals and other online information resources. There are also other walking, Lake District and Cumbria related links for you to browse.

If you want to suggest a link to go on this page or if spot a dead link then e-mail me with details using the following email info@thecumbriaway.co.uk

Cumbria Way trip journals

www.backpackartist.com/long-distance-paths/cumbria-way – an informative and enjoyable read of a Cumbria Way trip with some extra fells thrown in for good measure

www.groundedtraveler.com – Read Andrew’s account of his 4 day Cumbria Walk from Ulverston to Keswick

www.reasonstogonorth.com – Read Alvina’s account of her 5 day Cumbria Way walk in 2018

www.jamiemchale.com/journal/cumbria-way – 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

http://hiking.topicwise.com – 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

ramblingman.org.uk/walks/cumbriaway – 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

www.brians-walks.co.uk/cumbria-way.html – join Brian on his 4 day Cumbria Way trip in 2016

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

www.pighole.co.uk – a humorous CW trip report from 2005

www.petes-walks.co.uk – read about Pete’s North to South Cumbria Way trip from 2005 with HF Holidays

www.wildwalkinguk.com – walking the Cumbria Way with children whilst camping

www.ronaldturnbull.co.uk  – follow Ronald and friends on their Cumbria Way journey

Various Cumbria Way related information sites

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumbria_Way – Wikipedias information on the Cumbria Way

www.cb-arts.co.uk – a short piece describing the Cumbria Way marker at the start of the route

www.keswick.org – This web page contains 5 downloadable PDFs – one for each stage

www.ramblers.org.uk/cumbria-way.aspx – The Rambler’s Associations page on the Cumbria Way

www.ldwa.org.uk – The Long Distance Walkers Association Cumbria Way page

www.gps-routes.co.uk  – Maps, GPX and Memory Map files for the whole of the Cumbria Way

www.hikeview.co.uk – Online maps and information on walking the Cumbria Way

Safety & Weather related sites

www.adventuresmart.uk – the aim of the website is to reduce the number of avoidable incidents which the rescue and emergency services deal with  establishing a comprehensive set of safety messages.

www.lakedistrictweatherline.co.uk – a Lake District weather information page

www.mwis.org.uk
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.

www.mountainsafety.co.uk – 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

www.ldsamra.org.uk  – The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association is the umbrella body for mountain rescue teams in Cumbria

Other Walking Websites

www.loweswatercam.co.uk  – 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’

www.wainwrightwanderings.co.uk – 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.

www.stridingedge.net – a photo diary of Lake District Fell Walks – some excellent photos to be seen!

www.hill-bagging.co.uk  – an informative website for hill walkers and summit-baggers

www.walkingplaces.co.uk – online directory of many, many walking journals – very informative site

www.walkingenglishman.com – a fantastic site offering information and reports on walking

www.masarnenramblers.com – 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

www.lakedistrict.gov.uk – 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

www.chooseulverston.co.uk  – 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

www.keswick.org – Tourist Information from the official Keswick website

www.discovercarlisle.co.uk – lots of information on Carlisle, its history and places to visit

www.english-lakes.com – an information website for Cumbria

Other Lakeland & miscellaneous links

www.andybeckphotography.co.uk – 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

www.artbyraybradshaw.com – Ray paints people enjoying the outdoors mainly in the Lakes and the Dales

www.lovethelakes.net  – 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

www.visitcumbria.com – an information packed guide to the attractions and places of interest in Cumbria

www.thelakeland365.co.uk  – 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

www.furnesshiddenheritage.co.uk  – exploring the wonderful and eclectic heritage of the Furness Peninsula

www.independenthostels.co.uk – the UK’s largest network of bunkhouses, hostels and camping barns