A perfect destination for families, couples or even those traveling alone, Kendal & South Lakes offers fairly mild, albeit wet, weather throughout the year, an abundance of outdoor activities and enough variety of things to do that every member of your traveling party will be pleased. Taking a holiday rental home or cabin in Kendal & South Lake can make your time here even more comfortable as all of the amenities at home will be within reach.
Those choosing to holiday to Kendal & South Lakes will not be short of things to do and see. This area has something to draw visitors of many varying interests. There are art galleries and museums of many varieties as well as outdoor activities to keep even the hardiest of sportsmen entertained. Lakeland Mountain Ventures offers rock climbing, ridge scrambling, camping and many other options. There are activities for the beginner and some that will challenge even experienced outdoorsman. For outdoor adventure that is a bit mellower, consider a walking tour. There are many companies offering such tours, including Knobbly Stick Walking Holidays and Langdale Walking Holidays. Both offer tours of varying lengths to suit guests of nearly every capability. The art galleries in Kendal & South Lakes are numerous. One of the most notable is the Abbot Hall Art Gallery. Here, the settings in which works of art are set are almost as impressive as the works proper. For example, the George Romney collection can be seen among fine examples of 18th century furniture. Kendal & South Lakes is perfect choice for those who wish to holiday with their four-legged family members. There are numerous accommodations that welcome dogs and many activities at which dogs are allowed. Ride on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, take a Windemere Lake Cruise of frolic in many of the nearby parks, all with your pet in tow.
There are many places near Kendal & South Lakes that are worthy of a visit. For those who fancy history, there are a number of historic churches such as St. James Church in Stavely or the Holy Ghost Church in Middleton. Both have ample parking for guests and visitors are welcome.Animal lovers will enjoy a stop at the Lake District Sheepdog Experience in Duddon Valley. Here guests interact with the dogs as they learn about their breeding and care. The Natland Riding School in Natland offers riding and hacking. There are lessons both for beginners and for riders with more experience. The RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve provides an unspoilt outdoor experience. Beautiful views and breathtaking hiking trails will make a stop here worth the short drive.
Those who want to enjoy all of the outdoor activities to be found in Kendal & South Lake will surely want to plan their holiday during the summer months. The warmest days can be found in July and August with average temperatures reaching the low 60’s. The summer days are long, offering nearly 17 hours of daylight. In the winter, it is wetter than in some other parts of England, but the temperatures are a bit milder. While it is common for more than 5 inches of rain to fall during each of the winter month, the average temperature does not typically dip below the mid 30’s.
There are several airports that provide easy travel to Kendal & South Lakes. These include Manchester, New Castle and Liverpool John Lennon airports. Those flying into Manchester then have the option of hopping on the rail cars that travel to nearby areas. Those wishing to travel to Kendal & South Lakes by rail can enter Lancaster & Oxenholme Railway Station. A number of services travel here including National Rail and Virgin Trains.