KENDAL WALKING FESTIVAL | From Burneside to Gurnal Dubs and Staveley

Date(s) - 07/05/2023
9:15 am


Outdoor Activities

From Burneside to Gurnal Dubs and Staveley

For: A leisurely family walk on grassy paths with a fairly easy uphill stretch (ascent of about 280m).

Duration: 5 hours including an hour at Gurnal Dubs for a circular walk round the tarn (or a wild swim if you want) and a picnic. Optional stop over on return at cafe in Staveley.

Distance / Ascent: 6 miles/10km, 920 ft/280 m.

Grading: Moderate.

Description: We travel by train to Burneside where we pick up the Dales Way northwards, along a pretty stretch of the River Kent, through flowery meadows. We then climb steadily up and over to Gurnal Dubs for a picnic lunch. On our descent to Staveley there is an optional 1km extension through Craggy Woods (dens and swings for the children).

Meeting Place: Kendal Railway Station.

Meeting Time: Sunday at 9:15am for 9:24am train – buy tickets on the train. The return train leaves at 16:05 and arrives in Kendal at 16:14 (or 15:04 for speedy walkers). There are also buses back to Kendal. (The times will be updated when the spring timetables are published)

Leader / Organisation: Trish Winterbottom.

Equipment: Boots, waterproofs, picnic lunch and drinks. Swimming kit if you want a wild swim at In Gurnal Dubbs.

Dogs: Yes – only if well behaved and on lead.

Max No People: 20.

Cost: Free + rail fare. Return fare £3.90 adult, £1.95 child. (fares may change in 2023).

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