The community website of Selside, Cumbria


There are two defibrillators in Selside: one is located on the wall of Selside Memorial Hall, on the A6, postcode LA8 9LE; the other is located on the wall of the Zen Den [a green outbuilding] at Selside School, postcode LA8 9LB

The parish magazine [monthly] is Skelsmergh, Selside and Longsleddale Church and Community News. See the Church tab to arrange to receive it [for delivery or by post]

 Selside Parish and Memorial Hall, Cumbria

Welcome to our community website. Selside is a scattered rural community with no village centre, comprising around 100 households. Kendal is the nearest town, 5 miles to the south. The parish straddles the A6 road from Kendal to Penrith.

Selside lies at the south-eastern edge of the Lake District National Park. It is traditional hill-farming and sheep-farming country. We have a community hall available for functions, a church, and a primary school. This website serves the parish of Selside and Fawcett Forest, and part of the parish of Whinfell.

The community is a healthy mix of people with strong local roots and “off-comers” who have moved into the area through work or retirement. We welcome visitors to a range of holiday accommodation in delightful scenery, with access close by to attractive valleys and hills.

Selside Memorial Hall

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