Come and have an enjoyable walk as part of the Kendal Walking Festival –
you can also raise funds for your Community Group or Charity…


Organised by Kendal Rotary

The 3rd Kendal Community Walk
10th May 2020

Here are summaries of the three routes.  You will find more details and how to enter on other pages.

All routes start at Kirkbie Kendal School between 1.00pm and 2.00pm.

Route A: Kirkbie Kendal to Sedgwick and back via Hawes Bridge. Pretty flat with some stiles and possibly slightly muddy. (10.5km - 6.5miles)

Route B: Kirkbie Kendal to Hawes Bridge and back. Like route A but a shorter distance perhaps for pre-primary folk (6km - 3.75miles)

Route C: Kirkbie Kendal to Watercrook and back. This is a canal path route (no cross-country for those with mobility problems or in wheelchairs (2.5km - 1.6miles)

The routes are mainly footpaths. The crossings at Burton Road, Natland Road and Hawes Lane, and the Canal Bridge at Sedgwick will be supervised. There will be refreshments at Sedgwick Village Hall (while stocks last!).

The entry fee for each walker will be £4. This will cover costs. Any residue will be for Kendal Rotary Club’s local charity fund helping projects locally. We hope that your community group may consider refunding that £4 if sponsorship you raise exceeds (say) £20. All walkers completing their route receive a commemorative medal.

Here are some photos from a previous Kendal Community Walk -

What is Rotary?

Rotary International is an international service organisation whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional people in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.

There are over 34,200 member clubs worldwide with 1,200,000 service minded men and women as members.

Kendal Rotary was formed in 1925 and is one of the largest in Cumbria and Lancashire. We meet weekly to enjoy each other's company and discuss ways to serve others. We have helped a remote village in Nepal and also catastrophe relief around the world.

We also sponsor young people on training courses, organise Kids Out for all the students at Sandgate School, technology, public speaking and young chef tournaments for secondary schools, and provide practical help like transport to social evening for sight impaired residents. These are just a few of the many projects we tackle.

We have planted thousands of crocuses in six sites around Kendal to mark Rotary's ambition to rid the world of polio.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Digby Gunson (01539 731064) Ruth Otway (015395 60818) or Trevor Hughes (01539 724302). We are looking to open a new local club for those who feel that a weekly commitment is too much. Don't be shy to ask!


Print Your Entry / Sponsor Card

Download the entry card from this link: Entry & Sponsor Card

  • When you select the link the document will open in a new browser tab from which you can print or save the card.
  • Or - you can 'long tap' (touch) or 'right click' (mouse) on the link and choose 'Save link as ..' to save the document to your device for printing later.
  • The document has two pages - the front and the back of the card.
  • When you print it out please use 'landscape' format - it's a wide page - and if necessary adjust to fill the sheet.
  • When you have printed the first page please turn it over and print the second page on the reverse side.

Please read the instructions on the card carefully. Cut along the dotted line where indicated by the scissors icon. The right hand side (left - on the back of the card) is for you to keep a record of your sponsors.

The left hand side must be handed in at the start of the walk, and will be handed back when you finish the walk - stamped or signed to certify that you completed the walk.

Team Organisation and Supervision

To a certain extent this will depend on the rules and guidelines of your organisation.

  • We suggest walking in groups of not more than 7. Keeping control of more is pretty difficult, even for human sheepdogs.
  • those under 10½ must have an adult with them, obviously parents for family groups. Whether youth leaders/helpers have DBS clearance depend on the rules of your organisation.
  • Those over 10½ may walk in groups without an adult. All groups must stay together.
  • All walkers under 18 must have parent/carer permission to take part. That will be left with the organisers at the start. Each walker will be given a wrist band carrying a number. That number will be entered on the Contact/Permission portion of the card and held at Kirkbie Kendal. The wrist band will also carry an emergency telephone number.
  • We expect that each group will have a charged mobile phone with it - we will note the number at the start.
  • It is absolutely essential that all walkers stick to the designated route and then check-in at Kirkbie Kendal at the end of their Walk.
  • Walkers should wear good shoes or boots and carry waterproofs.