Curious About Kendal
Have fun discovering Kendal with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download our booklet containing two walks from https://www.curiousabout.co.uk/kendal.html then explore in your own time.
A Curious About walk is a fun and social activity for all the family and friends. Different people can take on different roles - follow the map, identify picture clues, read directions, etc - it's ideal for children from the age of 6, and if you can walk/wheelchair it, you're young enough!
Kendal, the southern gateway to the Lake District with its unusual network of lanes (or Yards), has been famous for its production of snuff since 1792. It is also home to Kendal Mint Cake, accompanying Sir Edmund Hilary on the first successful ascent of Everest in 1953. It has its own version of the Bayeux Tapestry - the Quaker Tapestry, as well as being the inspiration for the children’s character Postman Pat. One remarkable resident was Alfred Wainwright, world-renowned for his glorious guides to the Lakeland fells.