5 great walks in and around Kendal

Scenic views from Castle Hill

Scenic views from Castle Hill - Credit: Archant

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... - Credit: Archant

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 Peel Tower was once part of the defence against Border Reivers

The Peel Tower was once part of the defence against Border Reivers - Credit: John Lenehan

Burneside circular
3 miles from Kendal 
This walk from Burneside in south Lakeland takes in great views, a ruined Peel Tower and a spot for wild swimming at Gurnal Dubs.
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Lakeland from Helsington Church

Lakeland from Helsington Church - Credit: Keith Carter

Brigsteer
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 Staveley

View of Staveley - Credit: Archant

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 Kentmere

The countryside around Kentmere - Credit: Keith Carter

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. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.