Cumbria Coastal Way

The Cumbria Coastal Way, which is a long distance waymarked footpath of approximately 185 miles, was established in the late 1980’s by Cumbria County Council. This spectacular walk, which starts at the Cumbrian boundary with Lancashire and ends at the Scottish border, has beautiful scenery, fascinating wildlife and a wealth of industrial and archaeological heritage sites. Fortunately, most of this route parallels the Cumbria Coast railway line, which is operated by First North Western and there is also a number of local bus connections.

The Cumbria Coastal Way, which is relatively easy and is suitable for all abilities as it seldom climbs over 100 metres above sea level, can be walked in it’s entirety and this will take approximately 10 – 14 days. However, to fully appreciate the beauty of each area, it would be best to break it up into sections.

Explorer maps required are: OL4, OL6, OL7, 303, 314 and 315. From south to north, these are the villages/towns the path passes through:

Arnside – Grange over Sands – Greenodd – Ulverston – Barrow in Furness – Askham in FurnessKirkby in FurnessBroughton in FurnessMillom – Ravenglass – Seascale – St. Bees – St. Bees Head – WhitehavenWorkingtonMaryportAllonbySilloth – Abbeytown – Burgh by Sands – Carlisle

This route, however, also connects with: Allerdale Ramble (see Cumbria Way) Cistercian Way Coast to Coast Walk Cumbria Way

Discover Barrow on foot Eden Way Hadrian’s Wall Path Haematite Trail Inn Way to the English Lake District

Lancashire Coastal Way

Limestone Link For further information please visit the official Ramblers website.

Main Tourist Towns

Windermere Bowness on Windermere Ambleside Coniston Hawkshead Keswick

All Towns & Villages

Towns and Villages

Lake District Categories

Northern Lake District Southern Lake District Western Lake District Eastern Lake District

Lake District Lakes and Waters

Lake Windermere Coniston Water Derwent Water Ullswater