Kentmere is a valley, town and civil parish in the Lake District, Cumbria, England. Kentmere was until 1974 in Westmorland but today belongs to Cumbria. The valley extends north-south for about 4.8 km. The northern end of the valley forms the so-called Kentmere Horseshoe (the Kentmere Horseshoe) which is formed from the mountains of Yoke, Froswick, Ill Bell, High Street, Thornthwaite Crag, Hard Fur, Mardale Ill Bell and Kentmere Pike. On the slopes of the northern At the northern end of the valley are the remnants of a Roman road that leads across the Nan Bield Pass. The southern entrance to the valley is via the town of Staveley alone possible.