Walks in the Lake District - The Kendal Area

Kentmere Fells
The Kentmere Fells, an ideal walk when based in Kendal

Kendal is synominously known as the 'Gateway to the Lake District'. The towns website states "Kendal is an old market town situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the country – the English Lake District. Kendal is also within 30 minutes drive of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, making it a perfect base for walkers and sightseers alike. The town's unique blend of history, culture and shopping make it a very popular destination for visitors". The town is also famous for being the home of Alfred Wainwright and Kendal Mint Cake. This page has a range of walks ideal for walkers based in Kendal.

Interactive map of Lake District walks

Walk Miles Description
Loughrigg Tarn 1.7 I think Loughrigg Tarn is in the best setting of all. See if you agree on this easy stroll.
Ambleside to Skelwith Bridge 3.4 Loughrigg Fell and Loughrigg Tarn are just two of the highlights of this short walk.
Elterwater Waterfalls Walk 4.8 Skelwith Force and Colwith Force star in this brilliant spectacular walk.
Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Water 5.0 A walk with much variety. It begins with one of Wainwright's fells before a lakeside finish.
Hawkshead to Lake Windermere 5.5 A pleasant walk with breathtaking views over Windermere.
Pavey Ark via Jack's Rake 6.6 A fantastic scramble is the highlight of this popular Langdale walk.
Helvellyn from Wythburn 6.6 A walk with a tough start to great views worth looking forward to.
Greenburn and Helm Crag 6.9 A popular walk with some brilliant moments along the way.
The Langdale Pikes 8.2 One of the Lake Districts iconic walks with many outstanding moments.
Crinkle Crags Bowfell & Esk Pike 9.2 A walk over the Crinkle Crags, Bowfell & Esk Pike from Great Langdale .
Furness Fells and Tarn Hows 9.4 A walk with lots of interest including two fells, quarries, a cave and beautiful Tarn Hows.
The Coniston Fells 9.5 The Old Man of Coniston is just one highlight of this thrilling exploration.
Helvellyn from Legburnthwaite 9.8 Probably the most popular walk in the Lakes, but not the way we did it!
Bowfell & The Langdale Pikes 10.3 A spectacular walk linking Bowfell to the fabulous Langdale Pikes.
Fairfield and Great Rigg 10.4 Breathtaking views can be found on the high ridges of this walk.
The Kentmere Horseshoe 12.3 A brilliant eastern Lake District walk with seven of Alfred Wainwright's Fells on the route.
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