Rest stopsJan's Lakeland Sandwich Shop
The Oddfellows Arms
Important: In bad weather and poor visibility, the high route via High Pike should not be attempted and instead, the lower level route can be taken. Please see the alternative walk details for this.
This route involves crossing stone walls and fences by means of step-stiles, ladder-stiles as well as passing through (kissing gates) and crossing footbridges. Please take extra care, especially when squeezing through small gaps as it can be slippery in wet weather and it might be easy to lose your balance.
This section involves some road walking along quiet country roads as well as very short stretches along main roads. Always be mindful of other road users and pay attention when crossing roads.
If you wish to carry a hardcopy map, we would recommend buying the Cumbria Way map published by Harvey Maps. Alternatively, you may wish to print the daily maps directly from our app.
If you wish to bring a guidebook, we would recommend Rucksack Reader's Cumbria Way guidebook by Paddy Dillon.
Tips and hints
Please see the interactive map for notable points of interest. Click the icons on the map for more information.
Food & Drink:
On your walk from Keswick to Caldbeck (regardless whether you take the low-level or high-level walk), you will not pass any shops, pubs or restaurants along the way. For a packed lunch you can ask your overnight accommodation in Keswick to prepare a picnic lunch for you (supplement payable and to be requested in advance) or you can stop by Jan's Lakeland Sandwich Shop on Station Road, or a local supermarket to get some fresh sandwiches before setting off.
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Sturdy hiking boots, warm clothes, and a waterproof/wind-break layer are a must! The weather can change quickly, and it is therefore important to be prepared and carry any extra equipment or clothing even if the weather looks okay. If you are used to walking with walking poles, it could be great to bring them too.
Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike, it might be beneficial to bring a power bank.
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