Programme of Events

Friday 6th August

1. Kendal Circuit

Our town's green and historic places. An easy walk of about 6 miles.

2. Orrest Head and Holehird Gardens

An easy walk of about 5 miles with 600 ft of ascent.

3. Benson Knott

A moderate walk of 8.5 miles and 1000 ft of ascent.

4. Arnside Knott

A moderate walk of 6 miles taking the coastal path from the village of Arnside to an ascent of Arnside Knott.

5. Kendal Yards and History

An easy 2 hour stroll around Kendal.

Saturday 7th August

6. Historical Walk around Kendal

An easy 2 hour walk based on the "Walking Trails" leaflet

7. Circular walk to hills and places of interest around Kendal

A strenuous walk visiting some of the hills and scars around Kendal.

8. Burneside, Gurnal Dubbs and Staveley

A moderate walk of 6 miles including an hour at Gurnal Dubs for a circular walk round the tarn and a picnic.

9. The Hills East of Staveley

A moderate walk on field paths and minor roads exploring the hilly countryside to the east of Staveley.

Sunday 8th August

10. Helsington and Sizergh Castle

An easy / moderate walk of about 4 hours along the River Kent to Helsington Church and Sizergh Castle.

11. Whitbarrow Scar

A moderate ridge walk of 5 miles with views over the Lakeland Fells, the Howgills, Ingleborough and Morecambe Bay.

12. A Walk around the Scars

A strenuous walk enjoying stunning views of the Lakeland Fells.

Monday 9th August

13. The Helm

A easy 2 mile walk. The Helm provides a superb, easily accessible 360 degree panorama of the South Lakes and Kendal.

14. Sallows, Sour Howes and Orrest Head

A moderate / severe walk of about 5 hours from Windermere to visit two Wainwrights.

Walk Grades:

Easy - Walks with no steep ascents or descents and few stiles, taken at a leisurely pace.

Moderate - Terrain not too hilly and with only short and / or gentle ascents, through the countryside, and requiring some physical fitness.

Strenuous - Will involve long and / or steep ascents in a mountain / moorland setting, requiring a good level of fitness and some experience of hill walking.