Kendal is a one of a kind destination: It's a beautiful historic market town nestled next to the UNESCO World Heritage Lake District.
England's largest lake, Lake Windermere, is just a short 9-mile drive away.
The worth-seeing Howgill Fells sit just 10 miles to the northeast of Kendal, providing you with fantastic walking routes and even better views.
Not only is Kendal surrounded by nature waiting to be explored, the town itself is home to several fantastic museums, the ruins of Kendal Castle, a flourishing food scene, and plenty of local shops. All of which give the town a lovely charm that you won't want to miss.
Be active in Kendal
Discover Kendal. Create lasting memories while exploring the local history and nature. Both walking and running are great ways to give your stay an extra bit of outdoor action – make the most out of your time here in Kendal and follow the paths leading through the incredible landscape.
A short running route around Kendal and the Castle.
Kendal Mountain Festival
From November 18 to November 21, the Kendal Mountain Festival takes place. Over 200 films are presented and 80+ speakers gather from across the globe to share inspiring stories and adventures. It is an extraordinary event, giving the outdoor community a home!
Prepare yourself for the annual adidas TERREX 10km trail race taking in local landmarks, jaw dropping vistas, grassy trails and a great town centre finish.
Because we love being outdoors so much, it's our duty to protect nature in all its facets. Travelling consciously and using public transport options is just as much a part of this as protecting flora and fauna. Show your respect for nature, stay on designated paths and leave no trace.
As partners of DIGITIZE THE PLANET, adidas TERREX and outdooractive support people in enjoying nature within all the rules without burdening it.
The non-profit association for the digitisation of rules for the use of nature represents stakeholders from the fields of outdoor sports, nature conservation and the destinations and aims to digitise all relevant regulations, including laws and local rules for use in nature.
The association advocates a responsible relationship with nature. Information on the regulations governing conduct in nature is digitally processed and then made available as Open Data. This is intended to prevent conflicts that arise, among other things, from digital route proposals that do not comply with existing regulations on nature conservation.
The Digitize the Planet vision: “We support people to enjoy nature within all the rules without burdening it.”
ADIDAS TERREX SWIFT R3 GTX
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