52 days in Cumbria Itinerary

52 days in Cumbria Itinerary

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Carlisle
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Penrith
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Kendal
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Barrow-in-Furness
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Ravenglass
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Whitehaven
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Maryport
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Silloth
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Windermere
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Bassenthwaite
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Portinscale
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Ambleside
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Cockermouth
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Bowness-on-Windermere
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Ulverston
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Grange-over-Sands
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Brampton
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Braithwaite
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Wasdale Head
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St. Bees
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Glenridding
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Seathwaite
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Kirkby Stephen
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Appleby-in-Westmorland
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Eskdale
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Millom
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Kirkby Lonsdale
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Broughton-in-Furness
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Ennerdale Bridge
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Borrowdale
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Threlkeld
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Carlisle — 3 nights

Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Carlisle Castle, then examine the collection at Scaleby Hill Vintage motor bike museum, then stroll around Talkin Tarn Park, and finally revel in the low prices at Caledonia Park. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Watchtree Nature Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Cumberland Bird Of Prey Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carlisle Cathedral, and finally walk around Bitts Park.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Carlisle online trip itinerary builder.

Pecs, Hungary to Carlisle is an approximately 24.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pecs to Carlisle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pecs in July, things will get little chillier in Carlisle: highs are around 22°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Penrith.
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Penrith — 1 night

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to St Andrew's church, admire the natural beauty at Larch Cottage Nurseries, then identify plant and animal life at Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, and finally make a trip to Stuart Broadhurst Ceramics. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at The Toffee Shop, step into the grandiose world of Penrith Castle, then take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall, and finally head outdoors with Greystoke Outdoor Pool.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Penrith online trip planner.

Penrith is very close to Carlisle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kendal.
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Kendal

Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kendal trip planner.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Kendal takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will leave for Barrow-in-Furness on the 5th (Mon).
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Barrow-in-Furness — 1 night

Barrow-in-Furness is a town and borough in Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at South Walney Nature Reserve, then contemplate the long history of Furness Abbey, then identify plant and animal life at Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve, and finally get in on the family fun at Cumbria Karting.

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Getting from Kendal to Barrow-in-Furness by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ravenglass.
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Ravenglass — 1 night

Ravenglass is a small coastal village and natural harbour in Cumbria, England roughly halfway between Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven. To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravenglass online tour planner.

You can drive from Barrow-in-Furness to Ravenglass in an hour. Another option is to drive. You'll set off for Whitehaven on the 7th (Wed).
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Whitehaven — 1 night

Whitehaven is a town and port on the coast of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Beacon Museum, then examine the collection at The Rum Story, and then join the crowd at Workington Comets Speedway.

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Whitehaven is just a short distance from Ravenglass. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Maryport.
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Maryport — 7 nights

Maryport is a town and civil parish in the Allerdale borough of Cumbria, England. Step off the beaten path and head to Lakeland Mountain Guides and Maryport Maritime Museum. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lake District Coast Aquarium, play a few rounds at Maryport Golf Club, and see the interesting displays at Senhouse Roman Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Maryport trip planner.

Maryport is just a stone's throw from Whitehaven. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Silloth.
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Silloth — 5 nights

Silloth is a port town and civil parish in Cumbria, England. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Gincase Farm Park and Silloth Golf Club. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Silloth: Mossburn Community Farm (in Lockerbie), Ruthwell Cross at the Ruthwell Church (in Ruthwell) and Annan Museum (in Annan). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of John Paul Jones Birthplace Cottage & Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Powillimount Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Southerness Lighthouse, and see the interesting displays at Soldiers in Silloth.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Silloth online trip builder.

Silloth is just a short distance from Maryport. In July in Silloth, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Windermere.
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Windermere — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Cookhouse Gallery, and finally get a dose of the wild on Bluebird Tours Coniston. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Lakeland Pony Trek, then examine the collection at Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories, then relax and rejuvenate at Mayela Redondo - Holistic Therapist, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Windermere trip planner.

You can drive from Silloth to Windermere in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bassenthwaite.
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Bassenthwaite — 2 nights

On the 23rd (Fri), get to know the resident critters at The Lake District Wildlife Park, then stop by The Wool Clip Shop, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam at Mirehouse & Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Bega's Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bassenthwaite tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Windermere to Bassenthwaite in 1.5 hours. In July in Bassenthwaite, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Portinscale.
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Portinscale — 1 night

Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stop by The Keswick Cheese Deli, contemplate the waterfront views at Thirlmere, then walk around Keswick Rugby Football Club, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Portinscale tour itinerary builder tool.

Portinscale is just a stone's throw from Bassenthwaite. In July, daily temperatures in Portinscale can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Ambleside.
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Ambleside — 2 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then examine the collection at Hawkshead Grammar School Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, and finally don't miss a visit to Donald Campbell's Grave. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Kirkstone Pass, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skelwith Force Waterfall, then explore the activities along Easedale Tarn, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ambleside online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Portinscale to Ambleside in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cockermouth.
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Cockermouth — 3 nights

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Dubwath Silver Meadows, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Jennings Brewery, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Percy House Gallery, see the interesting displays at JB Banks & Sons, examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, stroll through Memorial Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Buttermere Lake, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James’ Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cockermouth road trip tool.

Getting from Ambleside to Cockermouth by car takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Bowness-on-Windermere.
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Bowness-on-Windermere — 1 night

Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Martin's Church, explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Herdy, then admire the landmark architecture of Claife Viewing Station, and finally get outside with Lake District Sheepdog Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesus Church, then steep yourself in history at Townend, and finally trek along Brant Fell Above the Bustle.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bowness-on-Windermere route builder tool.

Drive from Cockermouth to Bowness-on-Windermere in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ulverston.
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Ulverston — 3 nights

Ulverston is a market town in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria in North West England. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Graythwaite Hall Gardens, then get outside with Gummer's How, then examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, and finally make a trip to Swarthmoor Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): stop by Cumbria Crystal, don't miss a visit to Ulverston Canal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Conishead Priory, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cumbrian Way.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ulverston online trip builder.

Ulverston is just a stone's throw from Bowness-on-Windermere. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Grange-over-Sands.
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Grange-over-Sands — 1 night

Known for its friendly people and balmy climate, Grange-over-Sands serves as a home base for holidaymakers who come to explore the surrounding area.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience, identify plant and animal life at Ashmeadow Woodlands, steep yourself in history at Hampsfell Hospice, then stop by R.A. & J.S. Fletcher, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Ornamental Gardens. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at The Hawk Garden, then contemplate the long history of Warton Old Rectory, then take in the exciting artwork at Wolf House Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Fairy Steps.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grange-over-Sands road trip planning site.

Grange-over-Sands is very close to Ulverston. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Brampton.
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Brampton — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, hike along Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall, and then explore the activities along New Mills Trout Fishing Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brampton trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grange-over-Sands to Brampton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Brampton can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Braithwaite.
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Braithwaite — 2 nights

Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Thornthwaite Galleries, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, then trek along Central Fells, and finally stop by Braithwaite General Store.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Braithwaite trip site.

Traveling by car from Brampton to Braithwaite takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Wasdale Head.
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Wasdale Head — 1 day

Wasdale Head is a scattered agricultural hamlet in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Wast Water, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bowfell Mountain, and then steep yourself in history at Church of St Olaf.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wasdale Head planning website.

Traveling by car from Braithwaite to Wasdale Head takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to St. Bees.
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St. Bees — 1 night

On the 8th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Egremont Castle, stroll through St. Bees Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Bees Priory.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our St. Bees road trip site.

You can drive from Wasdale Head to St. Bees in an hour. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Glenridding.
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Glenridding — 2 nights

Glenridding is a village at the southern end of Ullswater, in the English Lake District. On the 9th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Place Fell and then explore the activities along Ullswater. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at St Sunday Crag, trek along Helvellyn, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sheffield Pike.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Glenridding trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from St. Bees to Glenridding takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Seathwaite.
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Seathwaite — 2 nights

On the 11th (Wed), take a memorable drive along B5289 Road and then trek along Great Gable.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seathwaite holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Glenridding to Seathwaite takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Kirkby Stephen.
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Kirkby Stephen — 1 day

Kirkby Stephen is a civil parish and small market town in Cumbria, in North West England which historically, is part of Westmorland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Brough Castle, stop by Kennedys Fine Chocolates, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Smardale Gill Nature Reserve.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kirkby Stephen vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Seathwaite to Kirkby Stephen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Kirkby Stephen, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Appleby-in-Westmorland.
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Appleby-in-Westmorland — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through High Cup Nick, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Lawrences Church, and then don't miss a visit to St Lawrence Church.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Appleby-in-Westmorland trip itinerary builder site.

Appleby-in-Westmorland is very close to Kirkby Stephen. Traveling from Kirkby Stephen in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Appleby-in-Westmorland, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Eskdale.
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Eskdale — 1 night

Eskdale is a glacial valley and civil parish in the western Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Wrynose Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Swirl How, and then trek along Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Eskdale online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Appleby-in-Westmorland to Eskdale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Millom.
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Millom — 1 night

Millom is a town and civil parish on the north shore of the estuary of the River Duddon around 7 miles north of Barrow-in-Furness in southwest Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at RSPB Hodbarrow Nature Reserve, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Combe, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Millom vacation planner.

Drive from Eskdale to Millom in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kirkby Lonsdale.
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Kirkby Lonsdale — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): hike along Ingleborough, explore the fascinating underground world of White Scar Cave, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kirkby Lonsdale road trip planning site.

You can drive from Millom to Kirkby Lonsdale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Broughton-in-Furness.
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Broughton-in-Furness — 1 day

Broughton in Furness is a small market town on the southern boundary of England's Lake District National Park. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): cruise along Hard Knott Pass, then cruise along Hardknott Pass, then take an unorthodox tour of Swinside Stone Circle, and finally indulge your taste buds at Melville Tyson.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Broughton-in-Furness online route planner.

You can drive from Kirkby Lonsdale to Broughton-in-Furness in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ennerdale Bridge.
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Ennerdale Bridge — 1 night

Ennerdale Bridge is a hamlet in the county of Cumbria, England. To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ennerdale Bridge travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Broughton-in-Furness to Ennerdale Bridge in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Borrowdale.
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Borrowdale

Borrowdale is a valley and civil parish in the English Lake District in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England.Borrowdale lies within the historic county boundaries of Cumberland, and is sometimes referred to as Cumberland Borrowdale to distinguish it from another Borrowdale in the historic county of Westmorland.GeographyThe valley rises in the central Lake District and runs north carrying the River Derwent into the lake of Derwent Water. On the 18th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at The Bowder Stone and then go for a walk through King's How.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Borrowdale trip site.

You can drive from Ennerdale Bridge to Borrowdale in an hour. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Threlkeld.
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Threlkeld — 1 night

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Threlkeld is just a short distance from Borrowdale. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Brougham.
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Brougham — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Lakeland Llama Treks and then explore the historical opulence of Brougham Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brougham trip planner.

Brougham is just a stone's throw from Threlkeld. In August, daily temperatures in Brougham can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.
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Cumbria travel guide

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Most people speed through Cumbria in a mad rush to get to the region’s most popular tourist attractions, the Lake District National Park and Hadrian’s Wall. Despite this unfortunate oversight, for centuries this county of outstanding natural beauty, bustling market towns, and picturesque villages has inspired musicians and writers, including William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Much of Cumbria is mountainous, and it notably contains Scafell Pike, England’s highest point. The region’s history was long characterized by invasions, mass migrations, and repeated bloody land disputes between the English and Scottish. Today, Cumbria stands poised to be invaded by tourists, but for the moment visitors here can enjoy quiet tours of the unspoiled land, dramatic mountain walks, sparkling lakes, and scenic hillside trails.
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Keswick travel guide

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Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. The town, in the Lake District National Park, just north of Derwentwater, and 4mi from Bassenthwaite, had a population of 4,821 at the time of the 2011 census.There is considerable evidence of prehistoric occupation of the Keswick area, but the first recorded mention of the town dates from the 13th century, when Edward I of England granted a charter for Keswick's market, which has maintained a continuous 700-year existence. In Tudor times the town was an important mining area, and from the 18th century onwards it has increasingly been known as a holiday centre; tourism has been its principal industry for more than 150 years. Its features include the Moot Hall; a modern theatre, the Theatre by the Lake; one of Britain's oldest surviving cinemas, the Alhambra; and the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery in the town's largest open space, Fitz Park. Among the town's annual events is the Keswick Convention, an Evangelical gathering attracting visitors from many countries.

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