Helm guided walk, part of Kendal Walking Festival

Aimed at/grading Easy/moderate

Duration/length 7.3 miles 4.5hrs

The Helm is a prominent hilltop south east of Kendal. It has spectacular views and, perhaps not surprisingly, was a “hillfort” - and half of it is now owned and managed by Friends of the Lake District. There is an opportunity to stop at the Station Inn on the way back and buy Sunday lunch. Booking in advance is advised for lunch; we expect to be there for 12.30pm. Call Station Inn on 01539 724094. The guide will describe various "-ologies" to do with The Helm e.g. geology, ecology and archaeology.

Meeting place The Peace Garden, Abbot Hall Park

Meeting time 8:50 for a 9am start.

Leader Friends of the Lake District

Need Stout shoes/boots, appropriate clothing

Dogs Welcome but on a lead at all times

Transport You can get the train back into Kendal if you do not want to walk back. Train times are 12:27, 13:35, 14:21 on Sun 4th June and the cost is £2.30.

Max number of people 30

Cost Event free, booking fees apply, please consider a donation to the Friends of the Lake District on the day.

Booking: please book here