If you’re a keen walker or an adventure tourist, you’ll know that the English Lake District is famous for its variety of walks and adventure sports, and if you choose to stay in our Days Inn Kendal hotel, you'll be able to take advantage of them all. Our hotel is ideally situated just a short distance away from the famous National Park and the Yorkshire Dales is also within easy reach if you'd like to combine the two parks and make a long weekend or week of it.
Catering for every ability and interest, with ambles around lakes to High Mountain walks, the Lake District is ideal for a summer holiday or short weekend break. This part of the UK is in fact proving to be a popular staycation spot this summer. There are plenty of guided walks available on offer in the Lakes too so if you’re new to walking long distance, or prefer to explore the region at a calmer pace, these guided walks mean you don’t have to worry about the navigational side and can learn about the environment as you go.
Whether you are travelling as an individual, a couple, a family or a large group of friends, staying in our Days Inn Kendal hotel sets you up for a fun and active break and you’re sure to find a walking challenge in the Lake District to suit each and every individual in your party.
If you’re looking for a long distance and challenging walk whilst staying in Kendal, one of the best available to you is the Coast to Coast walk. Tens of thousands of walkers have succeeded in completing this walk over the years and today it continues to be popular with many guests to our hotel. Covering 190 miles overall, the walk crosses the Lake District and the Pennines into Swaledale and finishes with a traverse of the Cleveland Hills and North York Moors. Another superb walk to try is The Langdale Pikes; one of the Lake District National Park's most iconic in fact. The walk is recommended for fit and experienced walkers who come well equipped and fully prepared as it can be a dangerous activity. The views are spectacular on this walk so remember to pack your camera alongside your compeed plasters and first aid kits! If you’re thinking about taking the family to the Lake District, you'll be pleased to know that there are many walks suitable for the children and older family members too. With the beautiful Derwentwater at its heart, the valley of Borrowdale makes for a fun family walk as there is plenty to keep kids amused and busy along the way!
The Lake District is renowned for its natural beauty and dramatic scenery, most of which consists of mountains, including the highest in England. At 978 metres, Scafell Pike is considered by many to be the most difficult climb in the Lakes. This means that it is very popular, especially when the weather picks up in the summer months. It is during this time that the views from the top are at their best. Many guests staying in our hotel choose to travel further afield to climb not only Scafell pike, but many of the others including Skiddaw, Helvellyn, High Street and Grisedale Pike. If you wish to take on the challenge of the Lake District mountains, it is advisable to train in advance and ensure you are well prepared with the right clothing and equipment. Guests staying in Kendal hotels can also take advantage of many climbing courses and guided mountain tours and climbs held throughout the year.