An Alternative Cumbria Way

I’ve been thinking a lot about ways to improve the Cumbria Way, with a suggested new northern end, some options for a new southern end, and a number of ideas for “quick fixes” to liven up the standard route. But now it’s time to actually put my money where my mouth is and share the…

Quick Fixes to the Cumbria Way

In my previous post, I talked about the problems with the Cumbria Way official route, and in this post I’m going to propose some quick fixes to the route that involve minimal change overall, and importantly don’t create a whole new long distance path. Really these are just some ideas for varying the walk, but…

Fixing the Cumbria Way

“If it’s not broken, then don’t fix it”, so goes the saying, and there’s a lot of truth in it. But for me the Cumbria Way is broken and what is generally a fine walk has got serious flaws that almost stopped me doing it in the first place and would weigh heavily on my…