17 Kendal Yards and History

Festivals |
13th May 2018

Walk: The Yards of Kendal
For: Adults and children
Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
Distance / Ascent: N/A
Grading: Easy
Description: The Yards of Kendal are one of the town’s most distinctive features. They are a characteristic portrayal of parts of Kendal’s unique history. In days gone by they were a series of thriving little communities lined with cottages and workshops. With the march of progress and the wholesale destruction during the slum clearances of the 1960s, their number has been drastically reduced to become little more than a tourist attraction. Having said that, there is still life in the Yards and they deserve more than a superficial inspection. This walk will take you down some of the more picturesque ones revealing their history.
Meeting Place: The Town Hall
Meeting Time: Sunday 13th May at 9:50am for a 10:00am start
Leader / Organisation: Trevor Hughes / Kendal Civic Society
Equipment: Clothing appropriate to the weather conditions
Dogs: Yes – if on lead
Max No People: 25-30
Cost: Free – just turn up.  Please consider donating to the Civic Society on the day.


13th May 2018

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