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Cistercian Way (Cumbria)


39 km / 24 miles
The route is no longer marked on OS maps and is not endorsed by Cumbria County Council. It is only partially waymarked.

A route along the paths, tracks and byways of the low limestone hills that fringe the northern shores of Morecambe Bay via woodlands to Hampsfell and Cartmel Priory to Cark. The train should be used between Cark and Ulverston as there is no safe route across the sands. From Ulverston the Way continues by Dalton to Furness Abbey and the coast.


Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Monk
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SD412782 - Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Finish: SD233648 - Roa Island, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Web Sites: English Lakes - Cistercian Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Cistercian Way : South Lakeland walk  (Carnegie Publishing  - 1989 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 96, 97
OS Landranger Active 96, 97
OS Explorer 6, 7
OS Explorer Active 6, 7

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Route Profile:

41.3 km (25.7 miles)
626 m (2,054 ft) ascent
217 m (712 ft)  maximum height

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