Area: Cumberland

'Specially designed "doorstep walk" guides have been created which suggest simple walking routes in each of the towns in the borough. All the suggested walking routes are are easily accessible and follow good footpaths. The aim is to encourage people to do at least 150 minutes of gentle exercise per week to improve their overall health.'

Category Allerdale
Visits to the Website1039
Views of 'Full' Record1805

'In Millom, Haverigg, Duddon Valley and Eskdale.' Has been held Mid August.

Category Copeland
Starting fromMillom
Visits to the Website769
Views of 'Full' Record1697

'Brampton, located in north Cumbria lies in the shadow of Hadrian’s Wall and is at the centre of an historically rich and diverse landscape. The town itself, first granted a market charter in 1252, contains architectural treasures and many of its local sandstone buildings have a story to tell.'

Category Carlisle
Starting fromBrampton
Visits to the Website1201
Views of 'Full' Record2265

'Leisurely walks, gentle fells, hills and mountains in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, the Borders and Northumberland, there's something for everyone in our friendly club. New members always welcome, come and join us.'

Category Carlisle
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website990
Views of 'Full' Record1755

'Copeland is very well placed for walking. You can enjoy an amble around one of the many villages and hamlets or undertake something more challenging like the "coast to coast walk". With most of the borough within the Lake District National Park you are guaranteed great countryside and endless opportunities for refreshment stops and overnight accommodation.'

Category Copeland
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website807
Views of 'Full' Record1507

'Set in the beautiful North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Geltsdale is home to black grouse, birds of prey and breeding wading birds and is ideal for walking ...'

Category Carlisle
Size (acreage)12400
Starting fromRSPB Geltsdale, Milton
Walks described here by
See also

RSPB Geltsdale Walking Trails [North Pennines AONB]

Visits to the Website781
Views of 'Full' Record2471
Starting fromKeswick
Visits to the Website1064
Views of 'Full' Record1291

'Designated in December 1964 in recognition of the quality of its landscape and its significant historic and scientific interest. It stretches from Rockcliffe in the North to Maryport in the South, covering about 115 square kilometres of the Solway Plain.'

Category Allerdale
Navigate the Website>>> Site Map & Info
Visits to the Website873
Views of 'Full' Record2046

'The Tarn has a 1.3mile circular path that is ideal for a gentle stroll. This path is hard-surfaced and accessible to all. There are also three way marked trails of varying lengths: 1.5km, 2.5km, 3.5km, starting from the car park and leading into woods and fields.'

Category Carlisle
Navigate the Website>>> Find Us >>> Download the Talkin Tarn Map and Guide [PDF]
Size (acreage)165
Starting fromBrampton
Description from

Carlisle City Council

Visits to the Website764
Views of 'Full' Record1440

'Interested in fell walking at harder or medium grades? We have 2 grades of walks A and B. We go fell-walking every fortnight on a Sunday irrespective of the weather and travel by coach ...'

Category Allerdale
Visits to the Website387
Views of 'Full' Record1439

'This long distance trail, of anything between 45 and 60 miles, stretches the length of the Cumbrian District of Allerdale, from Seathwaite in the Lake District to Grune Point on the Solway Firth.' Diary of a walk by Peter & Jeanne Donaghy, and John & Gillian Laidler during June 2005.

Category Allerdale
Distance (miles)54
Starting fromSeathwaite
Description from

Visit Cumbria

See also

Allerdale Ramble [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes] | Allerdale Ramble Accommodation [RambleFest]

Visits to the Website823
Views of 'Full' Record1904

'The Armboth Fells at the eastern side of Derwentwater and the Dodds at the northern end of the Helvellyn range are real connoisseur's peaks. They do not have the overt showiness of some of the Lakeland mountains but set foot on their high rounded crests and peer over their craggy flanks to discover abundant charms.'

Category Allerdale
Distance (miles)27
Starting fromBorrowdale
Description from

GoLakes and Jennings Brewery

Visits to the Website740
Views of 'Full' Record1566

'This trail starts and finishes at Carlisle Castle. It takes you around the town to discover more about the people and places linked to Carlisle's history.'

'Download the Teachers' Resource Pack: Discover Carlisle Heritage Trail [PDF] to use with this trail.'

Category Carlisle
Navigate the Website>>> Discover Carlisle Heritage Trail: Town Trail
Distance (miles)1
Starting fromCarlisle Castle
Description from

Historic England National Monuments Record - Heritage Explorer

Visits to the Website891
Views of 'Full' Record1876

'One of the best scenic walks in the world, taking in three national parks and some of the best scenery in the British Isles. The entire walk is on rights of way and access land with scenery of such variety your journey will be one you remember for the rest of your life ...'

Category Copeland
Distance (miles)183
Starting fromSt Bees
Description from

Paul Martin

See also

A Coast to Coast Route Guide by Tony & Chris Grogan (Skyware, 2014)

Visits to the Website712
Views of 'Full' Record2219

'Cockermouth is just three miles from Crummock Water and the dramatic Lakeland mountains. Cockermouth is a thriving market town with medieval and Georgian streets beneath the castle walls.'

Category Allerdale
Starting fromCockermouth
Visits to the Website927
Views of 'Full' Record1928

'Keswick and the Northern Lake District fells are renowned as a centre of excellence for walkers and hikers. From flat strolls along the old railway line, over the beautiful bridges and past the meandering River Derwent, to gruelling hikes over some of the toughest (and highest) fells in England, the area has walks for everyone and every walking ability ...' Alert Website unavailable at Review; linked to alternative.

Category Allerdale
Description from

Paul Buttle and DoKeswick.com

See also

Books Cumbria

Visits to the Website725
Views of 'Full' Record1253

'The 35 km stretch of the England Coast Path from Allonby to Whitehaven is now open to the public. Coastal Access rights came into force along this stretch of coast on Friday 11 April 2014 by Order of the Secretary of State.'

Category 1: 11-25 Miles
Distance (miles)22
Starting fromAllonby
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website820
Views of 'Full' Record2262

'This is a low level walk along forest roads, tracks and narrow footpaths. The path surface along the south side of Ennerdale is rocky with many trip hazards and some sections that are regularly very wet. The climb over Anglers Crag is very steep and includes a short exposed scramble with a significant drop into the lake.'

Category Copeland
Navigate the Website>>> Round the Lake [PDF]
Distance (miles)7
Size (acreage)740
Starting fromEnnerdale Water
Description from

Wild Ennerdale

Visits to the Website1038
Views of 'Full' Record1940

'Eskdale has a plethora of paths, lanes and bridle ways to explore, the valley is home to one of the most picturesque rivers in Britain, with easy paths to follow and plenty of welcoming hostelries. For the experienced walker and climber the options are almost endless, with access to some of the best mountains in England. Eskdale provides a challenging environment for the mountain walker, with technical rocky fells, steep climbs, traverses and ghylls to scramble up!'

Category Copeland
Starting fromEskdale
Visits to the Website757
Views of 'Full' Record1307

'A walk along the little-known western coastal Hadrianic frontier based upon the thesis that the Roman defences extended south beyond Maryport as far as Ravenglass, with its Roman Fort - Glannoventa.'

Clifford Jones is the originator of the thesis and 'writes walking guides about Roman routes in the area. His first book, Hadrian's Coastal Route is published elsewhere. The second, Eastern Hadrianic Way, is published by BJAP [Buckland Jones Archaeological Press]'.

Category Copeland
Navigate the Website>>> List of Paths >>> Hadrian's Coastal Route
Distance (miles)77
Starting fromRavenglass
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website727
Views of 'Full' Record1840

'A lovely walk from Keswick along part of the old Cockermouth, Keswick, and Penrith Railway trackbed and up onto Latrigg which stands over Keswick.'

Category Allerdale
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromKeswick
Description from

WalkLakes

Visits to the Website1409
Views of 'Full' Record1927

'We have provided downloads of a variety of walks. Make sure you read Safety on the Fells before partaking in any outdoor activities! The walks to download are all tried and trusted walks - please download and enjoy ...'

Category Allerdale
Description from

Keswick - The Lake District

Visits to the Website1043
Views of 'Full' Record1738

'Walk between the beautiful Lakeland valleys of Borrowdale, Langdale, Wasdale and culminating in the ascent of Scafell Pike - England's highest mountain. This website is sponsored by the Scafell Hotel, Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and the Wasdale Head Inn – each one being the bases of climbing and walking in each valley respectively and each owned by experienced mountain walkers.' Unfortunately, the Website Link referenced here seems to have disappeared - so I have replaced it with a related Link.

Category Allerdale
Distance (miles)25
Starting fromRosthwaite
Visits to the Website1030
Views of 'Full' Record3227

'A network of paths lead you through this peaceful ancient woodland which is alive with birds. More than 200 species of flowering plant also grow here. You may spot the occasional roe deer. A pond provides a habitat for dragonflies, toads and newts.'

Category Carlisle
Navigate the Website>>> Search the Woodland Trust 'Miltonrigg' >>> Miltonrigg Woods
Starting fromMiltonrigg Woods
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website900
Views of 'Full' Record2510

'The Ravenber is a challenging coast-to-coast walk from Ravenglass in Cumbria to Berwick-upon-Tweed, England's northernmost town. Following existing rights of way, the route leads the walker through terrain of dramatic contrasts. It passes first through the mountain heart of Lakeland, and traces the Roman road over the High Street Range; it crosses the pastoral Eden Valley, climbs the high Pennine, and heads towards the remote fell country of Northumberland. The vast northern forests and rounded heights of the Cheviot Hills give way to the leafy valley of the River Till, and finally the traveller follows the banks of the mighty River Tweed to reach the North Sea at Berwick.'

Category Copeland
Navigate the Website>>> List of Paths >>> Ravenber Way
Distance (miles)210
Starting fromRavenglass
Description from

Ron Scholes

Walks described here by
Visits to the Website533
Views of 'Full' Record2933

'St Bees is of course noted for being the start of the Coast to Coast Walk, but it has many other local walks for the visitor (and their dogs) to enjoy. A collection of 7 circular walks, starting and finishing in the village and following public footpaths is available in print or as a download.'

Category Copeland
Starting fromSt Bees
Description from

St Bees Parish Council

Visits to the Website1082
Views of 'Full' Record2032

'A 36 mile (58 km) walk through delightful, rural West Cumbria and the magnificent scenery of the English Lake District ... If you can't spare the time for two weeks on Alfred Wainwright's Coast to Coast, or three weeks for the Pennine Way, then this three-day walk is for you.'

St Bega's Way: A Short Long-Distance Walk by Ros Downing (2008). Pilgrimage notes to take along on the walk are available from St Bees Priory.

Category Copeland
Distance (miles)36
Starting fromSt Bees
Description from

Rosalinde Downing

Visits to the Website777
Views of 'Full' Record1597

'West Cumbria was important to Percy Kelly and he is now important to West Cumbria. He lived there for more than fifty years in Workington, Great Broughton, Allonby and Whitehaven. His talent in drawing was noticeable from a very early age. He recorded everything he saw around him which now gives us an interesting record of the towns and villages along the Cumbrian coast. Art was a compulsion. A day without drawing and painting led to depression ... You are invited to see the landscape, the buildings, the towns as he saw them ...'

Category Cumberland
Description from

Chris Wadsworth

Visits to the Website716
Views of 'Full' Record1293

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