'The Inn Way...to the English Lake District' by Mark Reid. This is the ONLY guidebook to this walk.
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90 miles, divided into seven day stages and passing 44 traditional Lakeland inns along the way
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)
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).
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
Take the strain out of your walk, so you only have to carry a 'day-sack'. Brigantes Baggage Couriers: www.brigantesenglishwalks.com