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Cumbria Way - Bassenthwaite Alternative


18 km / 11 miles
An alternative route from Skiddaw House going west via Bassenthwaite.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Challenging
National Park
Start: NY287291 - Skiddhaw House, Skiddaw, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Finish: NY323378 - Nether Row, Cumbria View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking the Cumbria Way: Ulverston to Carlisle - main route with mountain alternatives  (Cicerone Press  - 2022 )
Guidebook Cumbria Way  (Rucksack Readers  - 2021 )


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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 89, 90
OS Landranger Active 89, 90
OS Explorer 4, 5
OS Explorer Active 4, 5

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
< 1 km
Hostel Accommodation
4 km
< 1 km
Camp Site
< 1 km
6 km
B & B Accommodation
2 km
16 km
Bunk House
2 km
18 km

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Route Profile:

17.7 km (11.0 miles)
415 m (1,362 ft) ascent
487 m (1,598 ft)  maximum height

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