A self guided walking holiday from Morecambe Bay to the Irish Sea via the mountains of the Lake District.
Furness lies between the mountainous heart of the Lake District and the great sandy estuaries of Morecambe Bay. For centuries it was owned by the monks of Furness Abbey who grazed sheep on the hills, controlled fishing rights, grew crops, planted orchards, made charcoal, smelted iron, dug peat for fuel and manufactured salt. It is an area of low hills, old coppice woodlands, lush meadows, reedy tarns and sparkling rivers.
The Furness Way meanders across this tranquil corner of the Lake District from Arnside on the eastern side of Morecambe Bay to Ravenglass on the Irish Sea. The route visits the beautiful Lyth, Winster, Duddon and Eskdale valleys; crosses Whitbarrow, Hampsfell and Muncaster Fell, all of which offer breathtaking views of the mountains of the Lake District, the Isle of Man and the Furness coastline; and passes through a succession of attractive villages including Brigsteer, Lindale, Cartmel, Coniston and Boot. It also takes in several magnificent stately homes including Levens Hall, Sizergh Castle and Muncaster Castle.
The magnificent topiary gardens at Levens Hall, Cartmel's beautiful priory church and gatehouse, the oldest working corn mill in the country, ancient packhorse bridges, a Roman bath house and the narrow-gauge steam railway known as La'al Ratty add to the interest of this delightful walk.
- Exploring the wonderful scenery of High Furness, including Lyth, Winster, Duddon and Eskdale.
- Crossing dramatic mountains of the southern corner of the Lake District.
- Visiting the impressive castles at Sizergh and Muncaster with their enchanting gardens.
A walk from Arnside on the estuaries of Morecambe Bay to Ravenglass on the Irish Sea.
|Total Distance||75 miles (120 km)|
|Start and Finish||Arnside to Ravenglass|
|Tour Code||Itinerary||Tour Price|
|FURNW||7 nights, 6 days walking||£535 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, the following charges apply:|
|Solo Walker Supplement:||£35 per person / per night|
|Single Supplement:||£18 per person / per night|
|You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops. For each extra night add £48 per person. All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.|
|The price that you pay includes accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour, maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.|