17 Kendal Yards and history

Walk: The Yards of Kendal

For: Adults and children

Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

Distance / Ascent: N/A

Grading: Easy

Description: The Yards of Kendal are one of the town's most distinctive features. They are a characteristic portrayal of parts of Kendal's unique history. In days gone by they were a series of thriving little communities lined with cottages and workshops. With the march of progress and the wholesale destruction during the slum clearances of the 1960s, their number has been drastically reduced to become little more than a tourist attraction. Having said that, there is still life in the Yards and they deserve more than a superficial inspection. This walk will take you down some of the more picturesque ones revealing their history.

Meeting Place: The Town Hall

Meeting Time: Sunday 13th May at 9:50am for a 10:00am start

Leader / Organisation: Trevor Hughes / Kendal Civic Society

Equipment: Clothing appropriate to the weather conditions

Dogs: Yes - if on lead

Max No People: 25-30

Cost: Free - just turn up.  Please consider donating to the Civic Society on the day.

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Kendal Yards and History