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The Lake District in northwest England is arguably the most scenic in the entire country and an immensely popular walking destination for tourists far and wide. On this five day tour you’ll follow the Cumbria Way, devised in the 70s by the Rambler’s Association in an effort to showcase the very best of the English countryside.
The Cumbria Way is a virtually straight extended footway cutting a swathe through the northwestern countryside of England, spanning the 70 mile gap between the towns of Ulverston and Carlisle. The majority of the walk is encompassed by the Lake District boundaries. It is a very peaceful route to tackle and with a guide book and maps provided and an itinerary to walk at your own pace, there should be lots of time to take in the views!
There’s five days of walking and six nights of overnight accommodation included in the price, in which you’ll stay in a hand-picked selection of wonderful 3 and 4 star guesthouses, inns and B&Bs.
Cumbria and the neighboring Lake District are considered by many to be the ultimate walking grounds of England. This is mainly due to the dramatic scenery you’ll encounter – the sweeping views over both Derwent and Coniston Waters make for excellent backdrops to a gentle day’s walking.
The famed British hospitality also shines through in the numerous inns and B&Bs which make up your accommodation for the week. The classic country pub is an institution in England - after a long day in the fresh air, make sure you take half an hour out to ’quaff an ale’ at the bar!
You will be covering around 15 miles on each of the five days and there are some steep ascents. Maps and a guide book are provided, so don't worry about your navigation skills too much! Standard walking equipment will be required of course, the basics of which are good walking footwear, warm and waterproof clothing and a day bag. your main luggage will be transferred to your next stop during each day but it is asked that you keep this luggage to one 15kg case per person.
England is notorious for its bad weather, especially in the northern climes. Being the Lake District, the best advice would be to keep an eye on the forecast when planning your trip, then disregard everything the forecast tells you and pack for rain!
It is also worth noting that the tour operator adhere to strict responsible tourism policies, so you can sleep easy knowing that your explorations are being conducted in an environmentally friendly way.
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