Taking in the views with Kendal Mint Cake

Perfect as a base when exploring the South Lakes, Kendal offers a range of beautiful walks for all abilities. It’s also the perfect place to stock up on Kendal Mint Cake before you set off. Here are some of our favourite walks around Kendal.

Scouts ScarScouts Scar

West of Kendal, Scouts Scar offers one of the most spectacular views of the Southern Lakes. On a clear day, it is possible to see the Heysham power station and sometimes even Blackpool Tower!

Although it is a short steep walk, it’s an accessible hike and is part of the ‘miles without stiles’ walks recommended by https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/things-to-do/walking/mileswithoutstiles

Hugil FellHugill Fell and Reston Scar

Between Kendal and Windermere, the village of Staveley is where you will begin this walk.  You can easily visit both Hugill Fell and Reston Scar on this excursion which is a nice and easy three miles. Both offer fantastic views. On the way down, try to pop into St James’ Church in Staveley. Built in the 18th century to replace the original 14th century church, it’s East window is beautiful.

Designed by William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, it has clearly been influenced by the Arts and Craft movement and is well worth a visit.  You can find more information about this walk here https://www.walklakes.co.uk/walk_226.html


If you are looking for more of a challenge, Burnside to Windermere is the perfect walk. It follows the Dales Way and incorporates a beautiful riverside stroll along the River Kent. You will definitely need to replenish energy levels on this 11-mile walk so make sure you have plenty of Quiggin’s Mint Cake to keep you energised.

The Dales Way actually starts in Ilkley, West Yorkshire and runs for 80 miles to Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria. You can find out more about the Dales Way here http://www.dalesway.org/route.html

Kentmere Pike

For a more remote walk, try the Kentmere horseshoe walk. This walk made it into Lancashire Life’s Top 5 Walks around Kendal https://www.lancashirelife.co.uk/out-about/walks/lake-district-walk-kentmere-1-3764238 and we completely agree that it is well-worth doing while you are here. It starts and finishes in the village of Kentmere, 9 miles north of Kendal, and can be completed in a day.

It is just over 12 miles, so this isn’t a walk for the faint-hearted, but for those who love a challenging fell walk, it’s perfect. To make sure you meet that challenge, make sure there is a tin of Kendal Mint Cake in your rucksack.

Whitbarrow Scar Lake DistrictWhitbarrow Scar and Lord’s Seat

Whitbarrow Scar is a limestone escarpment which is unusual as most of the rock in the Lakes is volcanic. Over thousands of years, water has eroded the rock forming clints and grikes which is classic of limestone pavement. This makes the area feel more like the Yorkshire Dales which is known for its limestone. Beginning at Mill Side, this walk goes via the Lord’s Seat, which boasts impressive panoramic views.

You will also pass Witherslack Hall and walk through woodland on your way back to Mill Side. At almost 7 miles, it’s not the most challenging walk we recommend, but you will still need plenty of energy for those ascents. To plan for this journey you can discover more here https://www.walklakes.co.uk/walk_202.html

Quiggins Kendal Mint CakeThe Heart of Kendal

Quiggin’s is proud to be part of Kendal’s community. We are lucky to call the South Lakes our home. Our Kendal Mint Cake is part of this area’s heritage, and we are proud to be still making our mint cake after so many years.

We would love for you all to come and visit and explore our local area, but we know it isn’t always possible. That is why we like to pass on a bit of the Lakes through our online shop.

Our online shop boasts a wide range of confectionery. Not only can you buy white, brown and chocolate-covered mint cake, there is also a wide range of sweets, fudge and chocolates to choose from.

Wherever you choose to walk over the next few months, you will always be able to take Quiggin’s Kendal Mint Cake with you.