Kendal is the first market town you approach in the lake District when travelling from the south. The distance is approximately 250 miles with a journey time of around 4 and a half hours.
Lake Windermere is the largest lake in the national park and is only 8 miles from Kendal. There’s lot’s of recreational activities to do in the Lake District and it is a popular destination for hill walkers and water sports. If that all sounds too energetic, there’s plenty of small cafes and craft shops to be discovered in the many picturesque lakeland villages.
The scenery is world class and the fresh air is rejuvenating. The Lake District is also famous in Literary history. It was a popular residence of the children’s author Beatrix Potter and as the natural landscape immortalised in the poetry of William Wordsworth.