Abbot Hall Park: 

Why we love this park?

Abbot Hall Park is a perfect park for those with younger children as the paths are pram and wheelchair friendly. The park is only a short walk, ideal for those little legs, and the playground offers great fun for all. The park itself is central to Kendal, only an 8 minute walk into the town centre, and adjacent to Abbot Hall Art Gallery (reopening may 2023). The open grass field provides a great space for some family sports and a picnic in the summer. There is also the option to explore Kendal Castle, a 12 minute walk from Abbot Hall Park. There are many parking options for this walk, we use the Pay & Display parking on Peppercorn Lane. Postcode: LA9 5AQ.

The Route:

There are many routes that you are able to walk whilst visiting Abbot Hall Park. On this occasion we parked at Peppercorn Pay & Display car park and walked into the park from here. Below are two Strava maps of the differing routes that we took while exploring the area. Please note you could extend your walk further to explore more of the riverside path, alternatively you could cross the river and head towards Kendal Castle (a 12 minute walk) to continue your family outdoor adventure.

Route 1: this 0.4 mile walk is pram and wheelchair accessible and a lovely walk for those with little legs. The route walks around the bowling green, open grass fields and children’s play area. The wide, tarmac paths make this a great surface for bikes and scooters.

Route 2: A 0.7 mile walk around the perimeter of the park taking in the beautiful scenery followed by a riverside out and back stroll. The paths are accessible for pushchair and wheelchairs. You are able to enjoy the delights of the play park, Kendal Parish Church and Abbot Hall art gallery. To extend this walk you could cross the bridge and head to Kendal Castle.

hiking household