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Visit Selside

Visiting Selside

Selside is a convenient and accessible base for visitors to the Lake District and to the hills and countryside which link it to the east to the Yorkshire Dales. We are under 10 miles from the M6 [Junctions 36 South Lakes to Junction 39 Shap]. The Selside area itself offers walks along its quiet lanes and rural footpaths, and easy access to hill and fell walks. The summit of High Street [828m] is under 10 miles away.

Selside lies between the Sprint and Mint tributaries of the River Kent, which runs through Kendal into Morecambe Bay. The northern part of our parishes includes part of Borrowdale. Water from its beck [the Cumbrian word for stream] runs to the Lune, reaching the sea at Lancaster.

Long-distance paths pass to the south and north of Selside. The Dales Way runs through Skelsmergh to the south, while the Coast to Coast walk, devised by the renowned Kendal writer Alfred Wainwright, runs through Shap to the north.

Selside offers a range of accommodation to visitors, both on a short-term and long-term basis, ranging from a camping barn to holiday chalets and cottages. For more information see our Accommodation page.