The Cumbria Way is a long distance walk through the heart of the Lake District from Ulverston to Carlisle. Highlights include Lake Coniston and Derwent Water. The walk is comprised of five stages, each taking a day to complete.
A trout, pike and coarse fishery, Esthwaite Water is a completely natural lake with stocked with Rainbow Trout. At over 280 acres you can find a quiet spot even during peak seaon. The Pike fishing season lasts all winter and the largest caught was 38lb!
Near Ambleside/Hawkshead LA22 0QF
Country house previously owned by artist John Ruskin. Near to Lake Coniston, so, if it's a nice day, combine with a walk along the lakeshore or even up nearby fell Coniston Old Man.
The only coastal town in the Lake District National Park. Delightfully quiet, off the main lakes tourist trail that combines a visit to the Lakes with a seaside holiday.
For the historians in your group, there is a Roman bath-house known as Walls Castle - one of the few remaining Roman structures in England.
Ravenglass is on the A595 which runs along the Cumbrian Coast south of Marypot and Whitehaven.
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