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The Best Hiking in Cumbria

Looking for the best hiking in Cumbria? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Cumbria. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Cumbria

  • Cumbria, United Kingdom

    Hike up Blencathra

    4.5 mi / 2306 ft gain
    Getting there: Follow the A66 towards Scales and once you are about 2 miles away from Threlkeld, you'll find a quaint pub called the White Horse Inn. To begin the hike, park your car anywhere along the side of the A66 (near the pub) or alternatively, you can park in the car park next to the White...
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  • Glenridding, United Kingdom

    Hike Hellvellyn Loop via Striding Edge & Swirral Edge

    8.7 mi / 3000 ft gain
    This is a classic must do hike in the UK. It starts off with amazing views, becomes an adrenaline filled scramble, has even more amazing views, has another adrenaline filled scramble, then ends with painful downhilling.  Though the actual scramble is only a rated a grade 1/2 scramble, the exposur...
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  • Cumbria, United Kingdom

    Hike Scaffel Pike via Styhead Tarn

    9.2 mi / 2949 ft gain
    This route begins in Seathwaite, which is mostly characterized by a car park and the Seathwaite farmyard, which you will cross through (on the road) to reach the start of the dirt trail. Walk the road south-bound through the valley for 0.8 miles, and cross the stone footbridge here - Stockley Bri...
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  • Cumbria, United Kingdom

    Stickle Tarn Loop

    2.71 mi / 1253 ft gain
    Starting at the National Trust Stickle Ghyll car park (or utilizing the free on road parking) make your way up the well maintained steps and path taking in Stickle Ghyll. The first half an hour of this walk is the steepest, with an early (easy) river crossing before being presented with the aweso...
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  • Cumbria, United Kingdom

    Climb Scafell Pike

    3.7 mi / 2910 ft gain
    There are 3 main routes up to the summit of Scafell Pike; one from Borrowdale, one from Great Langdale, and the one we chose from Wasdale and the shores of Wast Water, England’s deepest Lake. No route is easier than the others and it’s down to personal preference.The Wasdale trail starts off at b...
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