Route map for Big Toe 60 Keswick – Carlisle – Newtown by Francis Wainwright on

Route map for Big Toe 60 Keswick – Carlisle – Brampton Long by Francis Wainwright on

Thursday 29th August

The end of the Lakes and the start of the Wall

There are ten more miles of Lake District National Park to admire then 10 more of open countryside before getting to Carlisle and the last Cathedral on the Tour of England.
There is also a castle.
Carlisle is famous for making biscuits for McVitie’s so we will definitely stop to refuel, whilst also taking in one man’s collection of motorbikes at Scaleby Hill Vintage Motorbike Museum. The factory was opened by John Carr in 1829, making it the oldest factory for biscuits in the world.
Leaving Carlisle the day finishes at nearby Brampton.

Post Run
A visit to Lanercost Priory, just north of Brampton, which is both a ruin and a church.


6.30am Keswick

9.45 – 10am Drinks stop Caldbeck, mile 13

12noon – 1pm Lunch stop, The Bluebell, Dalston (mile 21)

Vicki to visit Scaleby Hill Vintage Motorbike Museum

2pm – 2.30pm Carlisle Cathedral, mile 25 and Carlisle Castle (mile 25)

5pm Newtown (near Brampton) (mile 34)

Fuel: Carr’s water biscuits.