• United Kingdom
  • 7 Days

A Millican Journey Through the Lake District

  • Multi Destination Journey
  • Active Adventure
  • 7 days; 6 nights
  • 1 to 10 travelers
  • Begins & ends in Ulverston
Follow in the footsteps of Millican Dalton, carving your way through the Lake District along the Cumbria Way. Allow the craggy hilltops, mountain tarns and glittering lakes to stir the imagination. In the spirit of the Romantic poets of the 19th century, find space for quiet, full presence, deep connection, and camaraderie among the hills. Over 7 days and staying in unique and eclectic lodges and inns along the way, you will walk the ~35 miles from Ulverston to the Millican Headquarters just north of Keswick, nestled at the base of Skiddaw. Here you’ll meet the creative team behind Millican -- a collective of curious travellers, nonconformists who have combined their talents to make simple products that inspire others to see the world differently. Celebrate your journey, share stories, and develop a greater understanding of the process and philosophy behind the creation of the legendary Millican bags. You will follow a path that his been shared by many deep thinkers, poets, explorers, and creatives. Walking through the magnificent Lake District, you will learn to live in the present, to let go... adventures like these sharpen your mind and soften your spirit. They are the best antidote for restlessness. It’s a tonic that we should all drink from.read more

At a Glance

Creature comforts

comfortable


Physical activity

significant


Ground support

unsupported

Terrain

  • Mountains
  • Lakes

Practicalities

  • For ages 12+
  • Fluent english spoken

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • Wildlife
  • Digital detox

Your Local Expert

Brophy Tyree

Millican celebrates the meaning in every journey. Inspired by the restless spirit of the open road, we create lifelong companions for the conscious traveller and deep thinker. We started Millican to make others feel this alive. To inspire them with tales from the trail, to search out the unknown, to open eyes and hearts and minds, to help people discover what they might at one point have lost in themselves – the maverick that resides deep inside all of us. Millican is about making travel a more meaningful part of our everyday lives, making time for it – and by seeing it as a way to create better versions of ourselves.read more

The Journey

Day 1

Arrive Ulverston

Travel to start point in Ulverston. This is n historic market town close to the shores of Morecambe Bay. There are attractive cobbled streets with cafes and pubs, whilst murals depict the town’s history and that of its famous son John Barrow. Another son was Stan Laurel and you can visit the Laurel and Hardy Museum. Accommodation: Your first night is at a friendly, Georgian townhouse in the heart of this attractive market town and there is a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome .read more

Day 2

Ulverston to Lowick Bridge via Beacon Tarn (8 Miles / 13 kms / 4-5 hours)

Leaving Ulverston the way follows gently undulating farmland with views towards Morecambe Bay and the Barrow Memorial. Later there are enticing views of the superb mountains to come. There are frequent stiles and ‘kissing gates’ along the footpaths. Eventually you divert from the route to find your night stop in the quiet village of Lowick Green or Spark Bridge Accommodation: A traditional British pub is tonight’s accommodation. All rooms are ensuite and have a simple modern feel to them.read more

Day 3

The undulations get bigger as you pass hillside farms and ascend over a pass with views ahead to The Coniston Old Man, Wetherlam and other fells. Descend to Beacon Tarn with an option to ascend a small peak called Beacon Hill for better views. Descend to the shores of Coniston Water and a pleasant walk ensues along the western shores of the lake all the way up to Coniston Village. Accommodation: Situated in the centre of Coniston village. We use a couple of comfortable B&Bs. Evening meals are available in the many pubs and restaurants nearby. Coniston is a superb base for walks and two nights are spent here.read more

Day 4

Explore Coniston

Once nestled in Coniston, you have a full day to explore! You can tackle The Coniston Old Man or take a trip on the lake on the steamer; visit Grisedale forest or simply relax in this pleasant place. This is a classic Lakeland landscape and the setting for ‘Swallows and Amazon’s’ and an inspiration for Beatrix Potter and John Rushkin.

Day 5

Coniston to Langdale (12.5 miles / 20 kms / 6 hours)

Leaving Coniston, you head up into the hills and woods passing the exquisite little lake at Tarn Hows and then flirt with the farms around the beautiful Little Langdale Valley, with a visit to a couple of waterfalls. Eventually you will enter the beautiful Langdale Valley via the stunning walk along Elterwater and then walking through the tiny villages of Elterwater and Chapel stile. There is a final quiet sheep track walk along the side of the valley before dropping down to one of the two iconic hotels cosseted by the famous ‘Plkes’ high above. This is Lake-land scenery at its best. Accommodation: Our family owned hotel nestles beneath the Langdale Pikes and Pavey Ark in 6 acres of mature gardens and pasture.read more

Day 6

Langdale to Borrowdale (8 miles / 12.8 kms / 4 hours)

Hike to the head of Langdale, along the Mickleden Valley - then over the Stake Pass (1600ft / 480m) between Bow Fell and the Pike of Stickle. In good visibility, you could decide to extend the walk by visiting one or more of the Langdale Pikes from the pass. however this will add at least 2 hours onto the walk. Then it’s down steeply into the remote Langstrath and then Greenup Valleys and onto Borrowdale, first passing Stonethwaite and then Rosthwaite. Accommodation: Tonight you will stay in a number of possible places in either Stonethwaite or Rosthwaite which is a couple of kms further on.read more

Day 7

Borrowdale to Skiddaw (8.6 miles / 14 kms / 4 hours)

A walk through the delightful woodlands of Borrowdale, a possible diversion can be made to the village of Grange for coffee before a walk along the shores of the island studded Derwentwater to Keswick, - a lively and attractive market town at the heart of the Lake District. Just north of Keswick at the foot of Skiddaw, you will arrive at the Millican HQ for an afternoon of celebration and story-telling. Accommodation: In the market town of Keswick that nestles beneath the giant Skiddaw by the shores of Derwentwater, you will stay at one of a number of comfortable B&Bs and Guest houses around the town.read more

Included

  • Lodging

    All lodging is paid for

Not Included

  • Meals

Private Departures

Private departures, for just you and your friends or family

Flexible dates

  • 1 travelers$1000 per person
  • 4 travelers$1000 per person
  • 5 travelers$1000 per person
  • 7 travelers$1000 per person
  • 9 travelers$1000 per person
Pricing depends on group size and host availability

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