2 Kendal Circuit - Our Town's green and historic places

Walk: A Kendal Circuit

For: Adults, Families

Duration:  2 hours

Distance / Ascent: 3 miles/5km Minimal ascents to the edges of town

Grading: Easy

Description: Two castles, a 13th century Parish Church regarded as one of the UK's "Great Churches", and a woodland favoured by the locals for their Sunday afternoon walks during Victorian times are just some of the highlights of this walk which never takes you further than a mile from the town centre. The route, affording wonderful views over the town and the Kent valley it lies within and beyond to the Lake District fells, will include parks, and stretches of the riverside and the path along the "Black and White Canal". We can even pass by Mrs Mrs Goggin's Post Office from Postman Pat's days although she has long since retired. Other places of interest in the town such as Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum and the Friends Meeting House, where you can see the famous Quaker Tapestry, will be signposted for those wanting to visit later during their stay in Kendal.

Meeting Place: Outside the Town Hall

Meeting Time: Friday 8th May at 4:30pm. Participants may want to follow up with "An Evening with Alfred Wainwright" in the Town Hall at 7:30pm.

Leader / Organisation: Andy Blackman, Kendal Town Council

Equipment: Strong shoes, water

Dogs: Well behaved, with a supply of poop bags!

Max No People: 15

Cost: £3.00

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