Reviews for Cumbria Coastal Way

Read what our clients think about this route.

Cumbria Coastal Way. September 2019 by Richard from Wray

Southern Section of the CCW.

"All together a great experience, where map reading skills were essential as there are very few way markers. The mixture of beach, woodland and fell walking made the walk one of my favorites. The published guide book is a tad out of date, but with the support of the appropriate OS navigation was good. Our accommodation was of good quality and the welcome we received was mostly good. If you choose Ulverston as one of your stops you need to be aware that the town is 2.5k away from the path, which on a big day was pushing it. It is also worth noting that on the Grange to Ulverston day there was a large section of the verge of the A595 that needs to be walked, which was not very pleasant, especially as you had to step on the carriageway where the undergrowth spread across the verge and in our case, was pouring down. Influence needs to be put on the appropriate authority to make a concessionary path diversion for this section. Have now completed North & South sections of the CCW, both organised by Wandering Aengus and I can not fault them."

Cumbria Coastal Way Northern Section. August 2018 by Richard T from Lancashire

Great walk, tested our navigation skills

"Interesting walk for those with a pioneer attitude. Guide book a tad out of date and little or no sign postings for this trek. Regardless a great challenge and look forward to completing the Southern section."

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Cumbria Coastal Way Map

The Cumbria Coastal Way has no big ascents or high peaks and is suitable for all ages and abilities. The Way has been created by linking existing footpaths and rights of way and in some sections, through the negotiation of new footpaths. Currently the route is not well waymarked and the only available guidebooks are based on an orginal survey in 1994, so good map reading skills are required. This situation is expected to change in 2020, when the Cumbria Coastal Way becomes part of the National England Coastal Path and responsibilty for its management and waymarking will revert to Natural England. The Cumbria Coastal Way can be relatively easily completed within 2 weeks or in two seperate sections, breaking at Ravenglass where there is a rail connection.