Group name: Kendal

This group is a part of Lake District Area.

Our group's territory lies in south-east Cumbria, from the Lancashire border to Langdale in the centre of the Lake District National Park. It includes Ambleside, Arnside, Bowness, Burton-in-Kendal, Grasmere, Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale, Milnthorpe, and Windermere. We look after the footpaths and countryside within our territory, and carry out footpath surveys both inside and outside the National Park.

We organise a wide range of walks within Lake District Area and beyond led by our members.  We walk on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays and every Thursday meeting at the B&Q car park, Burton Road, Kendal to share cars to the start of the walks; a donation is given to the drivers to cover fuel costs. The full walks programme can be seen and downloaded from our website at

We publish three books of walks within the Kendal area (Walks in South Lakeland) and  a set of 3 mile Short Walks Leaflets and arrange social events and breaks for our members in other parts of the country; last year in the Cotswolds and at Buttermere.

You are welcome to any of our walks either as a member of another group or a non-member wishing to try walking for the first time. There is no obligation to join until you are sure.  Please contact the walk leader if you require any help in deciding if the walk is suitable for you.

Group News


Early February





Christmas Walk

At Capernwray.





Descent into Bretherdale

on our walk starting from Greenholme and walking over Crag Hill to Shap Summit and Crookdale Crag. We returned to the start via the Breasthigh Road and Bretherdale. See more pictures.




High Rigg

From Legburthwaite, 8 members walked, on a fine November day, over High Rigg and then down to Shoulthwaite Farm . Three hardy members continued over Bleaberry Fell and High Seat while the main party visited Raven Crag before returning to Legburthwaite.





A somewhat cool start from Cartmel as 20 members walked via Beck Side and Hampsfield Hall on to Hampsfell. After lunch in glorious warm sunshine we continued via the Hospice and returned to Cartmel.




Langdales Circuit

11 Members walked from Stickle Ghyll, to Little Langdale via Blea Tarn, visited Colwith and Skelwith Forces, before returning via Elterwater. See more pictures.