The Lakes’ southern gateway opens up fantastic hiking, cycling and running routes and plenty of spots to savour the views and refuel, says the director of Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal is a vibrant, growing town of almost 30,000 people in South Lakeland and is also a gateway to the Lake District national park – itself a Unesco world heritage site. The town, eight miles south-east of Windermere, is listed in the Domesday book but while there is history to explore, it is the opportunity to experience great landscapes and outdoor pursuits that best sum up its many natural wonders.

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Source: The Guardian

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