A circular, half-day countryside walk in national park Lake District (England) starting at Kendal town centre, Cumbria, about 13km (roughly 8 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Many walkers pass straight through Kendal and head for the inviting peaks of the Lake District. But it's worth stopping off here to enjoy the delights of this pleasant market town, including this short walk out to Cunswick Scar and Scout Scar. It's a popular walk with local people and let's be honest, they usually know best! The walk is easily reached from Kendal town centre, which has several good bus services. Oxenholme is the nearest station, just southeast of the town.
Kendal town centre, OS Grid: SD515926 Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)Start:
Kendal town centre, OS Grid: SD515926 Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 5OS Grid: SD480896
The path continues past Crag Mollet to the small village of Brigsteer. The Wheatsheaf is a popular, traditional style pub, with good food. There are buses from Brigsteer back to Kendal if you prefer a linear walk, and what better way to wait for the bus than supping a fine Cumbrian ale?
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 7OS Grid: SD486907
At the point where you turned off to Brigsteer earlier, head east instead across Helsington Barrows. This path rejoins the Brigsteer Road just outside Kendal. Follow the road back for 500m back into the centre of Kendal.
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