5 great walks in and around Kendal

PUBLISHED: 00:00 29 June 2018 | UPDATED: 14:38 05 April 2020

Scenic views from Castle Hill

Scenic views from Castle Hill


Kendal is often referred to as ‘The Gateway to the Lakes’. It’s the perfect base to explore the South Lakes and these walks that begin within a 10 mile radius of the market town give you a good selection of days out for a short break.

Miller Bridge over the river Kent...Miller Bridge over the river Kent...

The Kendal ten bridge walk

0 miles from Kendal

Take a riverside walk through Kendal which takes in a castle, a ski slope and a remarkable number of bridges.

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The countryside around BurnesideThe countryside around Burneside


3 miles from Kendal

Explore the South Lakes from the village of Burneside and pass the River Kent as well as the Elba Monument, a Grade II listed pillar erected in 1814 to commemorate the defeat of Napoleon.

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Lakeland from Helsington ChurchLakeland from Helsington Church


5 miles from Kendal

This walk allows to to view some of the the most famous landmarks of the Lake District and surrounding area, on a good day you can view the Lakeland Fells, the Langdale Pikes, the Kent Estuary and Morecambe Bay.

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View of StaveleyView of Staveley

Kentmere and Staveley

10 miles from Kendal

Most people head to Kentmere and travel north and take in the popular Kentmere horseshoe, this walk heads south to Staveley and explores the surrounding area.

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The countryside around KentmereThe countryside around Kentmere

Kentmere Pike

10 miles from Kendal

If anyone mentions walking to the summit of Kentmere Pike it is assumed that it would start in the village of Kentmere and take the path up from Hallow Bank, this circular walk starts at Sadgill and takes in the lonely valley of Longsleddale and climbs to Harter Fell before reaching the summit of Kentmere Pike.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.


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