Stately home, Gardens and Parkland. Cark-in-Cartmel, Nr Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 7PL
A delightful medieval village with a 12th century Priory, Market Square and unique racetrack.
A splendid walk with spectacular views across Morecambe Bay.
There are nearby villages to explore too - Allithwaite, the ancient fishing village of Flookburgh, Cark, Lindale, the Newtons, Witherslack, each with its own character and history and don't forget the famous Lyth Valley at damson blossom time.
Forests and more
For nature lovers and for outdoor activities Grizedale Forest Park is a short distance from Grange, and there are a number of nature reserves and woodlands on our doorstep.
The Morecambe Bay Partnership has produced a super leaflet 'In and Around Grange-over-Sands', which includes suggestions for bird watching and walks.
A few minutes by train, from Grange Over Sands' restored Victorian 19th Century Railway Station, you can be in Arnside with lovely walks to 'the Knott' and beautiful views back to Grange Over Sands and the Southern Lakeland Fells, catch the high tides flowing in and clashing with river trying to flow out!
You may like to continue on the train to Silverdale to the RSPB Bird Reserves at Leighton Moss. Lancaster and Morecambe are not much further.
Taking the train in the other direction to the market town of Ulverston with it's Laurel and Hardy Collection and the Glass Centre, with Blown and Crystal Glass being manufactured on site.
Buses connect from the Dalton in Furness Station to South Lakes Safari Zoo and onto Barrow in Furness for the Dock Museum, Bowling Alley and Cinema.
By bus, it is possible to get to the Station of the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway and on to Lakeside, where you may visit the Lakes Aquarium and visit Bowness on Windermere and Ambleside by taking Windermere Lake Cruises from the Pier. Just half an hour by car or excursion coach you can find yourself in Central Lakeland with all the attractions the area has to offer.