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John Dalton Way


45 km / 28 miles
The John Dalton Way was established in 2016 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of John Dalton, the discoverer of atomic theory. It goes from Cockermouth to Seascale and explores some of the lesser walked paths in West Cumbria, visiting the villages of Eaglesfield, Mockerkin, Ennerdale Bridge and Calder Bridge along the way, and passes a number of landmarks related to John Dalton and the development of nuclear power, with the Lake District Fells in view for much of the time.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Average Gradients
National Park
Industrial History
Start: NY120307 - Cockermouth, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Finish: NY036009 - Seascale, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2016

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walk the John Dalton Way  (Books Cumbria  - 2015 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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OS Landranger 89
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OS Explorer 4, 6, 303
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Route Profile:

44.6 km (27.7 miles)
845 m (2,772 ft) ascent
322 m (1,056 ft)  maximum height

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