Cumberland and Westmorland were
merged into Cumbria in the local authority shake up of 1974, along with
parts of the West Riding of Yorkshire and Lancashire. Its annexation of bits of
Yorkshire also brought with it parts of the Yorkshire Dales. To many,
Cumbria is synonymous with the Lake District.
The cross boundary issues mean
some walks can be said to start in either Cumbria or the Yorkshire Dales so
on this site these are listed under both areas.
Cumbria has a very mixed economy
including shipbuilding, other industry, farming and tourism, tourism being
its largest earner. The general demise of industry means it has some fairly
you need to buy any hiking equipment/clothing before your trip see the Hiking
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