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

Walk: A Kendal Circuit.

For: Adults, Families.

Duration: 4 hours.

Distance / Ascent: 6 miles/9.5 km. 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 completely within the confines of the Kendal town boundary. 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 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 at 4:30pm.

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: Free