This route takes you through the three attractive market towns of Kendal, Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale.
With a river running through the centre, Kendal is a vibrant market town and a major player in the woollen textile industry. It has many yards which
Today there is a lively art and culture scene thanks to the Brewery Arts Centre, Abbot Hall Gallery, Cross Lanes Project and the ruins of Kendal Castle, (once home to Katherine Parr, the only surviving wife of King Henry
Walk along the river, enjoy a cuppa at Farrer’s Tea & Coffee shop Est.1819. There is more than enough to keep you entertained all day, but if you can drag yourself
Take the A684 from Kendal towards Sedbergh, which takes about 25 minutes. You’ll enjoy views of the
Five minutes outside the
Then back on the road you have two options: one is to head to the
As you reach Kirkby
With plenty of small independent shops, local pubs and riverside walks to enjoy. Pop into the Bath House boutique shop for delightful fragrances or sample a locally brewed pint at the Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery.
Beyond St Mary’s Church, is Ruskin’s view, a fabulous viewpoint over the River Lune valley which the famous Victorian art critic John Ruskin once described as “one of the loveliest in England, therefore in the world”.
Eat at one of the many restaurants such as