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REGISTRATION & PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page. This is a paid event with payment managed by the trip leader(s) and NOT the AOC. Please read the event description carefully for payment details and instructions.

Cumbria Way

The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Ulverston, England
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 23 2019  5:00 pm >> Sun, Jun 30 2019 10:00 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Feb 6 2019 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Feb 6 2019 8:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Days 17 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:72 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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Member Cost:$950.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


Notice: This web page is designed so that you can only put yourself on the waiting list. Once I verify that you satisfy the registration requirements I will move you to the list of participants. See registration requirements below.

The Cumbria Way bisects Cumbria from the market town of Ulverston, near the coast of Morecambe Bay in the south, to the historic city of Carlisle on the Scottish Border in the north. In between the two it passes through some of the Lake District’s most famous and spectacular scenery.

The route uses the valley systems wherever possible and therefore over most of its length it avoids the high fells. Lakeshore paths, ancient green lanes, and paths at the bottom of steep sided valleys, all form part of this stunning route.

There are two sections in the higher fells, both on well established paths. Between Langdale and Borrowdale, over Stakes Pass, and between Keswick and Caldbeck, over the flanks of Skiddaw.

This is a bare bones description. For more details see

NOTE: We will schedule several meetings to answer questions and organize ourselves for this event.

Day 1 (Sunday, June 23). Arrive in Ulverston.

Day 2 (Monday, June 24). Ulverston to Coniston (14 miles).

Day 3  (Tuesday, June 25). Coniston to Langdale (12 miles).

Day 4 (Wednesday, June 26). Langdale to Rosthwaite (7 miles).

Day 5 (Thursday, June 27). Rosthwaite to Keswick (9 miles).

Day 6 (Friday, June 28).  Keswick to Caldbeck (16 miles).

Day 7 (Saturday, June 29). Caldbec k to Carlisle (14 miles).

Day 8 (Sunday, June 30). End of event after breakfast.


Recommended Items to Bring:
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RAIN GEAR, Insect repellent.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

To Ulverston:                                                                                                                                                  By Air: The nearest international airport is Manchester (MAN) – you can travel direct by train to Ulverston (ULV) which takes approximately 2 hours.                                                                                                                        By Public Transportation: There is a direct train from Manchester (MAN) to Ulverston (ULV). There are also regular trains from Glasgow, London, Lancaster or Preston. National Express Coaches run to Windermere where you can then take a local bus to Ulverston.                                                                                                                          By Road: Ulverston is situated in the south of the Lake District National Park. The closest motorway to the village is the M6.

Returning from Carlisle:
Carlisle has a large railway station for regular train services north and south on the west coast mainline.

To view train times please visit qjump where you can also purchase tickets in advance. For information on bus timetables please visit traveline





Registration Requirements.
1. You must be either an AOC trip leader or be recommended by an AOC trip leaderThis requirement is in place to verify that you have the necessary level of fitness and, most important, that you are a sociable person that will get along with the rest of the group and will not engage in disruptive behavior. If you are not a trip leader, it is your responsibility to ensure that a trip leader sends me a recommendation. Please put yourself on the waiting list. I will check whether you qualify, and, if you do, will move you to the list of participants ASAP according to the preference rules stated below, provided the maximum number of participants has not been reached. If I don't receive a recommendation by the time registration opens I will skip you and continue checking down the list. Under the same preference conditions, people that put themselves on the waiting list before you will have precedence. Your participation in the event is not ensured until the full payment is received.

2. After I move you to the list of participants please send me your deposit by PayPal to If I don't receive your deposit by February 15 I will move you to the bottom of the waiting list.

WEATHER: We may be lucky enough to encounter warm, dry weather over the whole route and enjoy dry paths and tremendous views, but we must be prepared because the weather can change quickly. Remember we are spending time on higher ground, where it will be colder than in the valleys. Good clothing and waterproofs essential!

COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSPORTATION: Cell phone service in this area is spotty. Although I will carry a satellite phone, satellite signal is not guaranteed either. If for any reason you cannot walk on a given day transportation may be provided to transport you to your next destination at additional cost, but this service may not always be available.

DISCLAIMER: The Trip Leader for this event has elected either to personally collect the funds that event participants are required to pay, or to require participants to pay funds directly to a third party. No funds will be paid to the Atlanta Outdoor Club for this event, except for the $25.00 user fee. Therefore, by registering for this event, you acknowledge and agree to the following: (1) the monies paid by registrants will not be monitored, managed, or otherwise accounted for by the Atlanta Outdoor Club; (2) that the Atlanta Outdoor Club bears no financial responsibility for this event; and (3) you waive any and all claims against the Atlanta Outdoor Club, and hold the Atlanta Outdoor Club harmless for the loss of any monies you paid for this event.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, any paying registrant may request directly from the Trip Leader, prior to the event, a breakdown of funds collected, estimated expenses, and deposits made in anticipation of the event. Following the event, the Trip Leader must complete his or her financial accounting for the event, with supporting documentation, within 30 days of the completion of the event, and a paid registrant may request a breakdown of funds collected, money spent and supporting documentation after that time. If you are unable to obtain requested documentation, please contact the Director of Paid Events.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Member Cost:$950.00/Person
Cost Includes:

*Accomodations for seven nights in a shared room, English or Continental breakfast included, in either hotels, farmhouses, village inns, guest houses or family B&B's. Due to limited space, no single rooms will be available for this event, and it is possible that some participants may have to share the same bed.

*Luggage transfer between overnight stops. We leave our luggage at our lodging in the morning and we pick it up at our next lodging upon arrival. We only carry a small pack with the day's necessities.This service is limited to one bag per person, with a weight limit of 20 kg or 44 lbs.

*Packed lunches will be provided for each day's walking, since there will not always be a handy shop or cafe on the route.

*A nonrefundable $25.00 AOC user fee.

Cost does NOT include anything not explicitly mentioned above, in particular:

*Meals, except for six breakfasts and six packed lunches. In particular, our evening meals are not included in the package, but we will have full details and recommendations for each evening meal in our itinerary. We will normally be within walking distance of a pub and/or restaurant; or, where there is good food available at the accommodation, the service provider will book that for us. Allow about 20 pounds per night (without drinks).

*Airfare to and from the United Kingdom and local transportation in the United Kingdom, including transportation to/from Ulverston and/or Carlisle..

Schedule of Payments:  The trip leader must receive a deposit of $204.00 by 2/15/19. The balance must be received by the Trip Leader no later than 4/22/19. Please send your payments by PayPal to To avoid fees, select the option "Send Money to Family and Friends".

Important: The exchange rate right now is approximately 1.28 USD to 1 GBP. As a buffer against exchange rate fluctuations and to account for credit card fees, the cost of this event has been estimated based on a rate of exchange of $1.40 USD to 1 GBP. Any surplus of at least 10 USD per person will be returned to the participants, otherwise it will be transferred to AOC.



Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

In the event of cancellation, any money that has not been sent to the service provider will be refunded in full (except for the AOC user fee) but once it has been transferred no refund is possible. However if there is another person on the waiting list that is qualified to participate in the event, you may switch with her or him. The Trip Leader will not be involved in your private financial arrangements.