Cumbria

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www.activecumbria.org/activities/

Overview

'Active Cumbria, the Sport and Physical Activity Partnership is one of 45 County Sports Partnerships (CSP's) in England; the foundations of the organisation were laid in 1999 when the local authorities in Cumbria came together to collaborate and secure funding to deliver Sport England's Active Sport Programme ...'

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Active Cumbria

www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/public-transport-road-safety/countr...

Overview

Open access walks in Cumbria 'The county council's Countryside Access team has teamed up with local guidebook writer, Mark Richards, to produce a series of downloadable leaflets to help you explore a variety of open access landscapes in all corners of the county.'

www.discovercumbria.co.uk/cumbria-walks.html

Overview

'Looking for short walks in the Lake District? Over the past ten years or so our walks have been tailored to younger children. This has been a great opportunity to take advantage of some of the stunning scenery available from the lower fells. Not all peaks are out of bounds for younger children however, and indeed there is nothing more satisfying to your child than their first peak!'

www.frcc.co.uk

Overview

The Objects of the Club include '...to encourage the pursuits of fell walking and rock climbing particularly in the English Lake District...' and also to provide '...information and advice... It is the intention of this part of the website to help to achieve these with some interesting articles and stimulating photographs relating to the fellwalking activities both undertaken by club members and of interest to others.'

www.golakes.co.uk/adventure-capital/

Overview

'Walking & Walking Routes ... Alfred Wainwright ... National Trails ... Coast to Coast Route ... Jennings Ale Trails ...'

www.lakedistrictwalks.com

Overview

'The English Lake District is the most beautiful terrain I know. In 1990 I was fortunate to be able to come to live here permanently and walk the Lakeland fells to my heart's content. This site is dedicated to all those who explore the area on foot.'

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John Dawson

www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/things-to-do/walking

Overview

'The Lake District National Park has walks for every ability from ambles around lakes to high ridge walks, with a bit of scrambling - climbing over rocks without a rope.'

www.lakeland-walker.com

Overview

'The only walking magazine devoted to the Lake District – the UK’s most popular walking destination. Published six times a year, every issue contains a selection of the area’s finest routes, suitable for a wide range of walking abilities ...'

www.ldwa.org.uk/cumbria

Overview

'We are a small group numerically but are favoured by easy access to vast areas of magnificent countryside. Most of the members live in or around Carlisle, Keswick and Penrith so our walks usually feature the Lake District, Northern Pennines and Border Country. Currently we have a monthly social walk at which LDWA members and their guests are guaranteed to receive a friendly welcome. We are also pleased to welcome any non-LDWA members interested in learning more about us and the Association. It is suggested that anyone wishing to join one of our walks should contact the Walk Leader or Walks Secretary before the walk to confirm details ...'

www.ramblers.org.uk/lake-district

Overview

'The Ramblers Lake District Area covers the whole of Cumbria and the northern part of Lancashire, including the Lake District National Park and a small part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Area has about 1,600 members in six local groups; an eighth group, caters for people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s all over the area.

'The Cumbria Way is a 70-mile walk devised in the 1970s by local members of the Ramblers, and it is the Ramblers who are recognised as the organisation responsible for defining its route.'

www.summiteer.co.uk

Overview

'A gallery of webpages showing the walks and other activities enjoyed by myself, Richard Ratcliffe, Burnley, Lancs. For anyone who is not familiar with the format of this site, the intended route for viewers is through the "Recent" ... It's mostly walk reports with photos and commentary.'

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Richard Ratcliffe

www.visitcumbria.com/activities/trails/

Overview

'The trails and walks of the Lake District and Cumbria.'

www.walklakes.co.uk/walks.html

Overview

'Our aim at WalkLakes is to help you make the most of walking in the Lake District. We do that by searching out the best walks we can find from gentle to challenging and also by putting you in touch with other people who have walked in the Lake District via our Forum.  If you want you can keep track of your walks using our web site and log how many hills you've climbed and of what type, be they Wainwrights, Birketts, Hewitts, Nuttalls, or Marilyns. You can also explore all the Hills in the Lake District using our interactive map or throughout Great Britain using our hill finder.'

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Elizabeth and Paul Oldham

www.wanderingaengustreks.com

Overview

'We are the specialists in quality self-guided holidays in the Lake District and on the Long Distance Paths (LDPs) of Northern England.'

where2walk.co.uk

Overview

'Where2Walk presents the best walks in the Yorkshire Dales, the best walks in the North York Moors , the best walks in the Lake District and where best to stay to fully enjoy them ... Each walk is FREE to use, to follow and download ... '

www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/public-transport-road-safety/countr...

Overview

Access to the Illustrative map of public rights of way in Cumbria: You can use the Gazetteer or Zoom in to search for and find the area you are interested in, choose an optimal scale, and then overlay the Public Rights of Way by ticking the box - remembering to 'Apply Changes'.

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Cumbria County Council

www.cumbrialaf.org.uk

Overview

'Our main purpose is to advise on improving public access to the countryside in Cumbria (excluding the National Parks) ... CLAF meetings are open to the public.'

www.go4awalk.com/walk-ideas-and-collections/3000fts_england.php

Overview

Walk all the 3000ft Mountains in England  'The English 3000ft'ers comprise 6 Mountains that rise above 915m (3000ft) with at least 30m (100ft) of reascent on all sides. The highest point is Scafell Pike and all are within the Lake District National Park in Cumbria: [1] one in The Eastern Fells area (Helvellyn) - - - : [2] one in The Northern Fells area (Skiddaw) - - - : [3] four in The Southern Fells area (Scafell Pike, Sca Fell, Broad Crag & Ill Crag).'

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go4awalk.com

See also

English 3000s Challenge [adventurecafe]

www.friendsofdalesrail.org/walks.html

Overview

'Guided Walks from the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle, Leeds-Morecambe and other selected Railways'

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Friends of DalesRail

www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/things-to-do/walking/mileswithoutstil...

Overview

'These are 42 routes across the National Park suitable for people with limited mobility. Wheelchair users, families with pushchairs, dog walkers with less active dogs and the visually impaired can choose from the List.'

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Lake District National Park

lakelandleisurewalks.co.uk

Overview

'Lakeland Leisure Walks are easy to follow walks covering routes in all the Lake District's best scenery. Each pack contains 5 Lake District walks in a waterproof sleeve ... Trusted for over 20 years with more than 200,000 copies sold.'

www.lakelandtrails.org/index.php

Overview

'Lakeland Trails are some of the most inspiring trail running and walking events in the UK, all held within the spectacular landscape of the Lake District National Park. Designed for all ages and abilities, our trail courses range from 10km and 14km -18km, all the way through to half and full marathon distances. Each provide well marked, safe and marshalled journeys along environmentally sustainable bridleways and footpaths that take in some of the most incredible countryside in Britain.'

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Lakeland Trails

www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure/walks/

Overview

'The North West of England is famous for its walks, whether it's the rugged peaks of the Lake District, the picturesque Lancashire coast or the tranquility of the West Pennine Moors. Here you'll find dozens of walking guides written - and trodden - by well-known Lancashire author and nature expert Ron Freethy.'

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Lancashire Telegraph

www.lake-district-guides.co.uk/walksvalley/walks-valley.html

Overview

'A collection of walks in the Lakes, taking you o'er dale and hill' - part of a wide ranging detailed guide to around and about The Lake District.

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Rod Boothroyd

www.wainwrightroutes.co.uk

Overview

'Website featuring walks in the English Lake District, routes to the summits of the 214 fells described in the seven volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells by Alfred Wainwright.'

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John Lennox

where2walk.co.uk/walk-type/walks-lake-district/

Overview

'Walkers call this county "paradise". Everywhere the grandeur of the scenery speaks to the glory of Cumbria. Welcome to this much-loved land ... So put your walking boots on and visit the beautiful Cumbrian countryside!' ALERT For The Cumbria Directory: 'We have temporarily taken our website down as it was hacked; therefore we now need to update the coding for the entire website. Since we have hundreds of pages and photographs this will take an undetermined amount of time ...' So I have replaced the Link with one to Where2Walk.

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The Cumbria Directory

www.lakeswalks.co.uk

Overview

'The walks on the site vary from leisurely strolls by rivers and lakes to more daunting day treks taking you to the summits of England's highest mountains. Each walk includes detailed instructions of the route, where to park, length of the walk, grade of the walk with numerous photographs along the way.'

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Walks4all

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