There’s so much to explore in our beautiful town, and walking is a great way to enhance your visit.
We’ve mapped out these walking trails to help you find your way around. You can go at your own pace – enjoy a quick tour (every trail can be completed within one hour) or take your time at the places you love.
Each trail follows popular paths but they can get muddy in some places (Kendal Castle and Serpentine Woods) so consider what you wear.
All trails are accessible from the high street and all offer viewpoints and scenic spots. Download your trails leaflet here.
Kendal’s walking trails can also be found on the 17 orientated Explore Kendal signs around the town. Use the maps to explore Kendal’s fascinating heritage.
Kendal Civic Society lead guided walking tours of the town in the summer months. Walks last about 1.5 to 2 hours and have plenty of rest stops. Learn more about our town’s fascinating heritage in good company. The tours cost £2 per adult and children are free. Pay on day and meet outside Kendal Town Hall. See the Civic Society’s website for more information.
Also explore Kendal Ramblers website for a variety of local walks and details of their popular walkng programme.
For a fun family day out, discover the Kendal trails, including a fun Family Trail, a Beer, Wine and Food Trail and a Vintage Trail.
Kendal’s wonderful walking festival runs each May.