Locals know this place most commonly as “Nannypie Lane”, although officially it’s called Wilson Place. This stretch of the River Kent is near Sedgwick, on the outskirts of Kendal and is a fantastic place to have a family walk and / or a picnic on a hot sunny day.
Today we did a short, fun, adventurous 1.3 mile geocache walk round Helsington Barrows, just outside of Kendal and very close to Scout Scar…
This is a gently undulating, but mostly flat, 3 mile circular walk along the River Kent, just outside of Kendal, up to Force Falls at the top and back down to Levens Hall in the south. If you don’t fancy a long walk, then just take a few hundred metres walk to the river shoreline and have a picnic and a paddle!
Today’s easy 1.2 mile walk is one you can do in the rain. The Alphabet Trail at Serpentine Woods in Kendal gives kids and adults alike a sculpture adventure. Don’t forget your wellies!
The Wild Trail is a brilliantly fun and free 1.5 mile adventure loop through the ancient woodlands of Sizegh Castle’s grounds. There are ropes to follow, walls to climb, holes to scramble through, logs to balance on, tree stumps to jump across, a tree swing and much much more.
The free Farm Trail at Low Sizergh Barn takes you on an easy 1.75 mile circular (muddy!) walk through the ancient woodland
The “mushroom” at Scout Scar, in between Underbarrow and Kendal in the south east Lake District is a popular, and rewarding easy walk for locals and tourists alike.
Cunswick Scar is an easy 3 mile circular walk, with only a small amount of gradient. Beautiful views over Kentmere, the SE lakes and Kendal.