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.



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.



Running is a great way to take in a new destination. Create lasting memories while exploring the local history and nature of our town. We’ve worked with Outdoor Active and adidas to pull together a series of running routes that lead through our incredible landscape.

Feeling competitive? Take part in the Kendal Mountain Festival adidas TERREX 10K Trail Run which takes place during the Kendal Mountain Festival each year.