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The Inn Way... to the English Lake District

90 miles, 7 days, 44 pubs...

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START / FINISH

Ambleside, Cumbria.

GUIDEBOOK

'The Inn Way...to the English Lake District' by Mark Reid. This is the ONLY guidebook to this walk.

ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS

OS Explorer map OL4
OS Explorer map OL6
OS Explorer map OL7
Always take OS maps with you on your walk

DISTANCE

90 miles, divided into seven day stages and passing 44 traditional Lakeland inns along the way

STAGES OF THE WALK

Stage One: Ambleside to Rosthwaite (13 miles)
Stage Two: Rosthwaite to Braithwaite (12 miles)
Stage Three: Braithwaite to Buttermere (11 miles)
Stage Four: Buttermere to Boot (12 miles)
Stage Five: Boot to Broughton-in-Furness (14 miles)
Stage Six: Broughton-in-Furness to Coniston (13 miles)
Stage Seven: Coniston to Ambleside (15 miles)

HOW TO GET THERE

By public transport – the nearest train station is at Windermere. There are frequent bus services from the station straight through to Ambleside. There is a comprehensive network of bus services throughout the Lake District from spring through to autumn, with a year-round service to almost all towns and villages.
Rail enquiries: www.nationalrail.co.uk
National Express bookings: www.gobycoach.com
Travel-line (public transport) www.traveline.org.uk

By car – From Junction 36 of the M6, follow the A590 / A591 past Kendal, through Windermere and on to reach Ambleside. There is limited long stay parking available at Ambleside (see Trail News).

 

ACCOMMODATION

It is essential to book accommodation in advance as it can get fully booked up during the summer months and may close temporarily during the winter months.

Accommodation will be required for Ambleside (start/finish), Rosthwaite, Braithwaite, Buttermere, Boot-in-Eskdale, Broughton-in-Furness and Coniston.

See 'Accommodation Guide' page for more details


BAGGAGE COURIERS

Take the strain out of your walk, so you only have to carry a 'day-sack'. Brigantes Baggage Couriers: www.brigantesenglishwalks.com

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