Cllr Jones at the cycle hub in Westmorland Shopping Centre car park

Cycle hub ‘wheelie’ good for commuters and visitors

Posted on 18th September 2019

A new cycle hub has been installed by South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) at a town centre car park in Kendal. The dedicated changing rooms, cycle parking, maintenance stand and lockers – located on the ground floor of Westmorland Shopping Centre multi-storey car park – are now available for the public to use for free. […]

Tour of Britain

Tour of Britain comes to Kendal

Posted on 27th August 2019

We’re thrilled to welcome back the OVO Energy Tour of Britain! Excitement is building for stage four of the race, which will finish here in Kendal with a challenging climb up Beast Banks. In recent years, Cumbria has witnessed some of the most exciting stages of Britain’s premier road cycling race and we look forward […]

Farmers' market

Celebrate 20 years of Kendal Farmers’ Market

Posted on 26th August 2019

On Friday 30 August, you’re invited to a very special birthday party! Head to our bustling Market Place in the centre of town and celebrate 20 years of our wonderful farmers’ market. Expect entertainment, live music, competitions and 30 food and drink stalls. From meat and cheese to fruit and vegetables, traders will be descending […]


Comic art festival returns to Kendal with an international line-up

Posted on 19th August 2019

A world of comic art will return to Kendal for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, 11–13 October 2019. The family-friendly festival takes over the scenic town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, for a weekend of wonderful events, activities and workshops for all ages. Julie Tait, festival director said: “I’m so […]


Kendal Mountain Announce Literature Programme

Posted on 14th August 2019

Kendal Mountain Festival has revealed the line-up for the 2019 Kendal Mountain Literature programme and it’s looking better than ever. With over 30 events including: spoken-word, photography, poetry, autobiography and illustration from the world of nature, travel and adventure writing. The 2019 programme brings together writers from all over the world to participate in a […]

Lakes Alive 2019

Lakes Alive 2019 Programme

Posted on 6th August 2019

Lakes Alive returns in September with a packed programme of vibrant illuminations, digital delights, spectacular happenings and performances of dance, music and play. The festival is expanding to take on new locations this year including venues around Kendal, Brockhole, Grizedale Forest and Grasmere. The festival will open on Friday 6 September with the annual and […]

Torchlight workshops

Summer Torchlight Workshops

Posted on 3rd August 2019

Looking for something to do over summer? Why not join in on one of Kendal Torchlight’s creative workshops. An opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends, have fun and get creative. The workshops are free and open to all, with the aim of the workshops to create a project raising awareness of single use […]


The Little Explorers returns to Westmorland Shopping Centre

Posted on 1st August 2019

Youngsters in Kendal are in for a treat this summer with the return of ‘Little Explorers’; a free kids’ club for children aged 3-10.  On Wednesday 14th August from 11am – 4pm, families will be able to enjoy ‘A Big Read’, whereby on the lower mall of the centre, outside Toyland Toyshop, children can listen […]

Brewery Arts Centre garden and Leyland clock

Summer Sundays are back

Posted on 24th July 2019

Music lovers can enjoy the return of the Brewery’s famous Summer Sunday’s Festival this July and August, in the Brewery Garden. From 2–4pm every Sunday enjoy free music, fabulous food and great ales in a family-friendly environment and here is the fantastic line-up. 21 July – The Seals 28 July – The Guns of Navarone […]


Lake District Bouldering

Posted on 17th July 2019

Discover our local bouldering routes with the new Lake District Bouldering guide, a long-awaited guide book which explore bouldering in the Lake District National Park and surrounding area including Kendal’s local crags. Greg Chapman is one of the pioneers of bouldering in the Lakes and the book builds on a wealth of information from Greg’s LakesBloc […]

Cable and Blake

From crag to cloth

Posted on 16th July 2019

This week on the blog we’re highlighting Kendal based business Cable and Blake. Based in a sumptuous little boutique on Kendal’s Highgate, the store is a must visit on your next trip to Kendal! Cable and Blake design, create and sell locally produced Herdwick fabrics, that have been inspired by the surrounding Lakeland landscape. Fabric […]


Mayor’s Sunday Parade and Church Service

Posted on 28th June 2019

The Mayor of Kendal’s civic service and parade will take place on Sunday 7th July. A great opportunity to welcome our new  mayor Councillor Alvin Finch who became the Mayor of Kendal on the 17th of May. The new mayor has made promoting physical activity a priority for his year in office and this will […]