Walks in and around Carlisle

There are so many different walks to enjoy in and around Carlisle, from historical town trails to quiet walks deep in the country. To help you find out more a wide variety of guided walks and self-guided walk leaflets are available.
Guided Discovery Walks introduce you to the splendours of the Great Border City, past and present. You will enjoy fine views of the Cathedral, Castle, old city walls, Guildhall Museum and the Victorian market as you weave your way through cobbled lanes and the pedestrianised city centre. Walks are run by Carlisle City Council most days from Easter to September. Leaflets are also available on town trails around Carlisle.
Carlisle City Council have also produced a series of leaflets describing walks in the countryside surrounding Carlisle, accessible on foot from the city centre. One of particular interest to travellers on the Cumbrian Coastal Railway is the riverside trail following the Caldew from Dalston to Carlisle, ideal for a linear walk using the train in one direction. Good walking shoes advisable.
The countryside around Carlisle is one of contrasts, from the open beauty of the Solway Firth, to the lush green valley of the River Eden. A good network of buses plus two other scenic rail lines, the Tyne Valley and Settle Carlisle give access to the surrounding villages. East Cumbria Countryside Project produce a series of walks booklets, with full details of beautiful country walks, many of which are within easy reach of Carlisle including walks in the North Pennines, Hadrian?s Wall Country, the Borderlands and the Eden Valley. They also run a series of guided walks throughout the year. For walks in the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty see the Solway Rural Initiative?s set of walks leaflets.
All the publications mentioned above, plus a wide range of other walks leaflets and books are available from Carlisle Visitor Centre in the Old Town Hall, ten minutes walk from the railway station.
For up to date information on walks, tours and events contact Carlisle Visitor Centre at the Old Town Hall, Carlisle, CA3 8JH. Telephone 01228 512444.