Mark Reid's 'The Inn Way...to the English Lake District' takes the reader on a 90-mile circular journey through the most beautiful corners of the Lake District calling at 44 traditional Lakeland inns along the way. From Ambleside, the route heads west over the Borrowdale fells then turns south through the mountains and valleys of western Lakeland, perhaps the most dramatic, inspiring and remote landscape in England – the finale is the summit of Swirl How on the last day.
'The Inn Way...to the English Lake District' by Mark Reid
ISBN: 978-1-902001-18-0, paperback, 232pp
This guidebook was first published in 1998. Last re-print May 2011 (2nd Edition).
Start / Finish: Ambleside
Ambleside to Rosthwaite (13 miles)
Rosthwaite to Braithwaite (12 miles)
Braithwaite to Buttermere (11 miles)
Buttermere to Boot (12 miles)
Boot to Broughton-in-Furness (14 miles)
Broughton-in-Furness to Coniston (13 miles)
Coniston to Ambleside (15 miles)
90 miles (145km).
The Inn Way...to the English Lake District is a long distance circular walk, divided into seven 'day stages' ranging from 11 to 15 miles.
There are 44 pubs along 'The Inn Way'. Each 'day stage' is designed to include a pub at lunchtime and the Overnight Stops offer a choice of pubs and facilities.
OS Explorer map OL4 'The English Lakes, North Western area'
OS Explorer map OL6 'The English Lakes, South Western area'
OS Explorer map OL7 'The English Lakes, South Eastern area'