Guided walking based in the beautiful South Lakes town of Kendal

All walks will again be free in 2023 but if you appreciate the walk a donation would be welcome – the walk leaders will collect donations at the end of the walk.

The donations will go towards the funding of the festival.

KWF 2023 will be our 6th Walking Festival. Both the 2021KWF (the year of the pandemic and pingdemic) and the 2022 KWF attracted approximately 200 walk bookings. Hopefully 2023 will be a record breaking year.

In 2023 we are staying with our favoured week-end in May which usually serves us with beautiful spring weather, and is the time our local landscapes are at their most picturesque. An added advantage of a May Festival is that we avoid the rush and crush of the Lake District during the peak holiday season.

KWF 2023 promises to offer a greater choice of walks and more extensive range of walking experiences.

Kendal makes a superb base for those who enjoy walking. Surrounded by beautiful scenery it offers a wide variety of walking experiences. It’s a 5-minute drive into the Lake District National Park and 20 minutes from the Yorkshire Dales. In addition we have Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just a few miles south of town.

Orrest Head and Holehird Gardens

Wainwright’s Inspiration – An easy walk of about 5 miles with 600 ft of ascent.

2Sallows, Sour Howes and Orrest Head

A Wainwright Walk – a moderate / severe walk of about 5 hours from Windermere to visit two Wainwrights.

3Benson Knott

A moderate walk of 8.0 miles and 1040 ft of ascent.

4Whitbarrow Scar

A moderate ridge walk of 5.2 miles with views over the Lakeland Fells, the Howgills, Ingleborough and Morecambe Bay. 

5. Baystones and Wansfell Pike

A Wainwright Walk – A strenuous circular walk of 10 miles from Troutbeck Bridge taking in Baystones and Wansfell Pike.

ANP1 – Forest Bathing – Mike’s Wood, Staveley

Discover how the magic of woods can bring you health and happiness on a forest bathing adventure.

Saturday 6th May (Coronation Day)

6. Glencoyne Head and Aira Force

A strenuous walk of 7.5 miles circling the Glencoyne Valley.