Cumbria Way

Cumbria Way - Coniston to Dungeon Ghyll

This is usually the second section of the Cumbria Way. A relatively short and easy day with stunning views. It is generally sheep country rather than farmyards and cattle pastures found on much of the first section. A pleasant variety of fields, woods, lakes, waterfalls, and the anticipation of seeing the dramatic Langdale Pikes gives it a typical Lake District feel. Even a little bit road walking doesn't detract much.

Beware of some older maps showing the line of the Cumbria Way joining the road and crossing Skelwith Bridge. A recent diversion through the woods avoids this narrow and quite dangerous bit of road walking eliminating it entirely.

There are regular bus services from Coniston to Ambleside via Hawkshead, and Ambleside to Langdale, should an escape from the Way be necessary.