Published on June 24, 2014
The Cumbria Way Ultra
The stunning Cumbria Way Ultra is a 73mile trail ultra-marathon which passes through the varied terrain of the beautiful Lake District, giving over 10,000 feet of ascent and following the iconic trail which was first devised in the 1970s by local members of the Ramblers. The Cumbria Way Ultra provides a relatively low-level crossing of the Lake District National Park, following tracks and paths along valleys and over passes in the midst of stunning and varied scenery; it passes Coniston Water, Tarn Hows and Dungeon Ghyll and crosses Stake Pass to Borrowdale, Derwent Water and Keswick. The route continues to Caldbeck passing Skiddaw House and over High Pike, the highest point on the trail. It then follows the Caldew valley to Carlisle.
Starting at 6am and with a 30hour cut off the Cumbria Way is an unmarked route as far as the event is concerned although most parts of the trail are waymarked. There will be with four Checkpoints supplying drinks, snacks and words of encouragement.
Entry fees are: solo – £75, relay teams of 2 – £85 (per team), relay teams of 5 – £100 (per team). Full details and online entry for the Cumbria Way Ultra at pureoutdoorsevents.co.uk