Heights of Kendal Fell

  • Great views from the ‘Heights’
  • Pretty walking in the lush woodland
  • Pleasant for locals and visitors alike

Staying in the market town of Kendal certainly does not mean that all walks have to be done with the use of a car. A short stroll from the town centre brought me on to the heights of Kendal Fell (although I am not convinced that I ever located the summit) and a very pleasant walk over the fringes of the golf course and moorland over Kettlewell Crag. There is a myriad of paths to follow on what the locals know as the ‘Heights’ which all lead towards the ancient Serpentine Woods. The woods were originally planted in 1790 but converted to walking pathways in 1824 when a Summerhouse was built for guests to enjoy tea parties – how very Victorian! The woods have always been popular and offer a peaceful afternoon stroll for visitors and locals alike.

Back on the open heights the views stretch for miles north with well appointed benches looking up the valleys of Longsleddale and Kentmere. Enjoy the walking and envy the golfers who, as well as playing an excellent course, must have one of the best views in the land.

Recommend: Nearby there is some excellent walks in the unfrequented lands around Underbarrow and Crossthwaite.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL7 The English Lakes South East Buy Map
Start Point: SD 511925. Aim for the western side of Kendal. The path starts and finishes on Queen's Road.
Height to Climb: 137ms (449 feet)
Terrain: A range of paths criss cross the area (in and out of the woods) and are easy to use.
Eating & Drinking: There is plenty of choice in Kendal
Similar Walks Nearby: Fells over Windermere
Whitbarrow near Kendal
Gummers How
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