Cumbria is a great county to live or spend holiday for walkers, nature lovers and bird watchers. Cumbria is home to the Lake District National Park (a UNESCO world heritage site) and contains a part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and of the North Pennines AONB. It is also very dog-friendly and a great place to observe birds within its five RSPB nature reserve (Campfield Marsh, Geltsdale, Haweswater, Hodbarrow and St Bees Head).
Since moving to the North West coast of Cumbria in 2018, we have been slowly discovering this great county on foot. We have compiled a list of walks that we did, firstly as a couple and since 2021 with our dog Skye.
You can find them either by directly selecting the link in the map or by searching in the list of blog posts below. Most of them are dog friendly but dog will need to be on lead when crossing fields with livestock. All the walks have been translated in French. Additionally, you will be able for each walk to download a PDF with clear guidances and GPX file by visiting our page on the walking website Visorando. A link specific to the PDF of the walk is also provided in each blog post.
Green: easy walk, Orange: medium level walk, Red: hard level walk
Dog-Friendly WalkS in Cumbria
Additionally, you can find more walks on these websites:
- Lake District National Park website
- Yorkshire Dales National Park website
- North Pennines AONB website
- RSPB website
- Andrew’s walks blog
You can find our recommendation of restaurants in Cumbria on this page and things to do on that one.