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White disc with green symbol and walk nameMiller's Way

Cumbria

82 km / 51 miles
Jonathan Dodgson Carr (1806 - 1884) left Kendal in 1831 and moved to Carlisle where he set up his own flour mill and bakery. From selling bread to the local population he soon diversified into biscuit production, resulting in having a flour mill at Silloth and a biscuit factory (Carrs) in Carlisle. Both are still in production today.

As a tribute to this successful Quaker visionary a walk - The Millerís Way - has been devised. The route basically follows the trek that he took in 1831, by foot and horse drawn carriage, from Kendal to Carlisle.

It gives a taste of the Shap Fells, the Howgills, the Pennines and the tranquil Eden Valley and is a generally low-level route with the total ascent on the route 1418m (4652ft) and the highest point at 443m (1453ft).

Inevitably this course has since developed into a modern transport corridor. Never straying very far from the A6, now relatively quiet, and then also the M6 that it crosses on a number of occasions, the walk takes in Shap Memorial, Bampton Grange, Lowther Castle, Penrith, Plumptonfoot and Wreay, before finishing at the 'Mercat Crossí in Carlisle.

En route the Dales Way is soon crossed north of Kendal and at Carlisle and links can easily be made to the Cumbria Way and the Cumbria Coastal Way.

A further 30-mile route, Millerís Way 2, links the Carrs biscuit works in Caldewgate, Carlisle and its existing flour mill at Silloth on the west coast of Cumbria.


Details:

Waymark: White disc with green symbol and walk name
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: White disc with green symbol and walk name
Attributes: Easy
River
Heritage
Start: SD515928 - Market Place, Kendal, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Finish: NY401560 - Mercat Cross, Carlisle, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2006

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Miller's Way : a journey of destiny  (Carr's flour  - 2006 )

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OS Explorer 5, 7, 315
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83.7 km (52.0 miles)
1,250 m (4,101 ft) ascent
435 m (1,427 ft)  maximum height

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