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St Mary’s Way
Lancaster Cathedral – St Mary’s, Cleator

This magnificent pilgrimage walk links the Catholic Cathedral of St Peter in Lancaster with the shrine to Our Lady at Cleator. The 67 mile route takes in quiet canal side paths, the wide open views of Morcambe Bay, England’s longest lake and a climb in the shadow of Lakeland’s highest mountains, finishing at the peaceful grotto built in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes in West Cumbria. The complete route runs from Lancaster to Arnside, Grange Over-Sands to Lakeside at Windermere, along the west side of Windermere to Elterwater then over to Rosthwaite then to Ennerdale Bridge and finally to Cleator. The route follows a number of well-established long distance walks including the Lancashire Coastal Way, the Windermere Way, the Cumbria Way and the Coast to Coast Walk.

The notes and maps in this guide have been produced in good faith, details on the ground may change. The maps are not to scale and are to indicate the route only, you should use Ordinance Survey Maps explorer 296, OL7, OL6 & OL4. The route crosses some of the high Lakeland passes, you should be able to use a map and compass. Do not use the rights of way across Morcambe Bay due to fast tides and quicksand. You undertake this walk at your own risk and it is up to you to ensure you are suitably equipped to do so. Text and maps copyright Peter Robinson. Photographs copyright Benedict Robinson. I hope you enjoy the walk as much as we did and the weather is kind! Let me know if I need to change any details of the route via e-mail: [email protected].

November 2018.

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