Kendal & The Lake District

Kendal is a busy market town, known as the ‘Gateway to the Lakes’!

The best way to discover its hidden delights is to search online, but here’s a few ideas to get you started.*

Where to stay?

Camping

There are several campsites for vans/ tents and even glamping pods in and around Kendal.

Budget

There are hostels such as Kendal Hostel or the usual chains such as Travelodge and Premier Inn

Beyond

A wide variety of B&B’s and self catering accommodation and hotels to suit.

Visit Cumbria , Cumbria Tourism or Visit Kendal websites are a good starting point to find yourself somewhere to stay nearby.

Getting here

Finding us

  • Train Kendal Rail Station – 20 mins walk from KendalWall. Frequent main line trains run direct from London to Oxenholme. Change here for Kendal, just 1 stop along.
  • BusKendal Bus Station – 20 minutes from KendalWall.
  • Car – Free car parking available at KendalWall. Find us here LA6 9NH

Getting about

  • Train Kendal Rail Station – 20 mins walk from KendalWall. Frequent main line trains run direct from London to Oxenholme. Change here for Kendal, just 1 stop along.
  • BusKendal Bus Station – 20 minutes from KendalWall.
  • Car – Free car parking available at KendalWall. Find us here LA6 9NH

Food

Supermarkets nearby

If you are in self catering accommodation, or looking to pick up a few essentials for your packed lunch, there are several supermarkets around. Listed below are the ones close to the wall. All have parking.

  • Morrisons – 7 mins walk from KendalWall
  • Aldi – 7 mins walk from KendalWall
  • Sainsburys – 5 mins walk from KendalWall

Where to eat?

Kendal is packed with some great cafes, restaurants and pubs. Take your pick! Here are a few we like, to get you started but check out the usual online search engines for the latest consumer choices.

Shopping!

Kendal town has many independent shops as well as the usual chains. Check out the many ‘yards’ and markets

What else is on in Kendal?

Why not combine your Outdoor course to coincide with some of the other great events going on in Kendal and make it a real multi-activity holiday! Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Even more about Kendal!

Kendal is packed with history! From the Brigantes tribe and Romans, to Kendal Castle and the wool trade, find out more history here

KendalWall, LancasterWall, PrestonWall

Not climbed out yet? PrestonWall and LancasterWall are both within easy reach of the M6 and may make for a fun visit on your way to or from your course. LancasterWall is one of the largest bouldering walls in the North West and PrestonWall boasts extensive routes, auto-belay and bouldering facilities.

* We love Kendal and it’s great range of independent shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and accommodation and we’ve mentioned a few to get you started. This is not intended as a recommendation.