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Kendal Limestone Way

Cumbria, N Yorkshire

101 km / 63 miles
The route taken by the Kendal Limestone Way explores some of the remarkable and varied limestone landscapes of northern England. The Kendal Limestone Way is the name given by the author to a 63 mile (101km) long linear walk starting from the market town of Skipton in North Yorkshire and ending in the south Lake District town of Kendal. The walk can broadly be divided into three sections. The greater part of the walk is through the limestone country of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The second, and shortest, section, crosses the lower Lune Valley between Lancashire and Cumbria. The final section visits the limestone area to the east of Morecambe Bay, the lower Kent Valley and the south-eastern tip of the Lake District National Park

The route is almost entirely along field, woodland and riverside paths, canal towpaths, ancient tracks and bridleways and quiet country lanes. An average walker should be able to complete the walk within five or six days. Some people may prefer to complete the walk over a longer period of time, weeks or even months, by completing individual sections as and when the opportunity arises. On the other hand a strong walker could easily complete the entire walk within two or three days.

The publication is both a paper and an e-book with suppliers listed on the website below.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
National Park
Start: SD990519 - Parish Church Skipton, N Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SD516921 - Parish Church, Kendal, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2015

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

E-Book Kendal Limestone Way  (Amazon Media Group  - 2015 )
Guidebook Kendal Limestone Way: A Walk from Skipton to Kendal  (Blackwell's  - 2016 )
E-Book Kendal Limestone Way  (Matador (an imprint of Troubadour)  - 2017 )


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OS Landranger 97, 98, 103
OS Landranger Active 97, 98, 103
OS Explorer 2, 7, 21, 41
OS Explorer Active 2, 7, 21, 41

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

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Bunk House
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45 km
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Route Profile:

103.9 km (64.6 miles)
2,786 m (9,140 ft) ascent
715 m (2,346 ft)  maximum height

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