Lake District Walks – Cunswick Scar, Kendal

Cunswick Scar is the subject of a chapter of Wainwright’s book The Outlying Fells of Lakeland.

A short 2 mile lake district walk from the Sonata Kendal B&B, to Cunswick Scar.

lake district walks

From Sonata Guest House, turn right onto Windermere Road, then Left onto Queen’s Road. View of Kendal from Queen’s Road

Kendal walks

Take the first right road called ‘The Tram’. You will find a small car park at the turning. (Do not enter the wood).

Cunswick Scar walks

Walk up to and through the gate

Walks around Kendal

walk along the stone wall, taking in the views over Kentmere, the Shap Fells with the Howgill’s to the east.

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When you come to the trees, scramble uphill towards Kendal Golf Club

lake district walks

After having scrambled uphill, take the path to the right and you will come to a gap in the wall. Walk through.

Kendal Golf Club

Kendal Golf Course, so take a seat and enjoy the view

 

lake district walks

Walk along the path right-side, through the Golf course. The route has waymarked posts.

lake district walks

Walk beside the wall

 

lake district walks

Keep going beside the wall, sometimes squeezing through some rather narrow gaps

lake district walks

You will come to a gate, which you go through and over the bridge

lake district walks

Over the bridge

Cunswick Scar

On the other side of the bridge, turn right and go through the second gate

 

lake district walks

Follow the well-trod path (left side after going through the gate). At the top left corner of the field cross the slot-stile and continue to the top of the fell with its cairn at the summit.

lake district walks

Cunswick Scar, Kendal. 679ft/207m, just 2 miles from the Sonata Guest house. and with views of Kentmere Fells, Coniston Fells, Langdale Fells and the Shap Fells. Now you can either come back to Kendal, where there are plenty of other things to do. Or turn left (that’s important!) and head towards the pylon in the distance and Scouts Scar.