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.
From Sonata Guest House, turn right onto Windermere Road, then Left onto Queen’s Road. View of Kendal from Queen’s Road
Take the second right road called ‘The Tram’ – this is shown on Google maps. You will find a small car park at the turning. (Do not enter the wood).
Walk up to and through the gate
walk along the stone wall, taking in the views over Kentmere, the Shap Fells with the Howgill’s to the east.
When you come to the trees, scramble uphill towards Kendal Golf Club
After having scrambled uphill, take the path to the right and you will come to a gap in the wall. Walk through.
Kendal Golf Course, so take a seat and enjoy the view
Walk along the path right-side, through the Golf course. The route has waymarked posts.
Walk beside the wall
Keep going beside the wall, sometimes squeezing through some rather narrow gaps
You will come to a gate, which you go through and over the bridge
Over the bridge
On the other side of the bridge, turn right and go through the second gate
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.
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.