Places To Visit in the Local Area

                                                             

 

Lakeland Miniature Village
Literally just around the corner, in Winder Lane, a miniature village of over 120 buildings made from local Coniston slate.

 

 

Humphrey Head
Humphrey Head is a popular view spot, with a panorama across Morcambe Bay. Nearby is the 800 year old Wraysholme Tower.

Holker Hall and Gardens
Holker Hall, family home of Lord and Lady Cavendish, boasts magnificent national award winning gardens. Surrounded by 125 acres of deer park the Hall hosts a variety of events throughout the summer season, including the annual Holker Garden Festival (June).

Cartmel
The delightful village of Cartmel is famous for its 12th Century Priory with its beautiful stained glass windows and ancient choir stalls. The village also houses a variety of interesting shops and traditional pubs around its main square. Twice a year, at spring and summer bank holidays, Cartmel hosts its highly popular steeple chase meetings attracting visitors from across the country.

Lakeside at Newby Bridge
The Lakeside area at Newby Bridge, a short drive from Flookburgh, is home to three of the Lake District's top attractions.

The delightful Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, Windermere Lake Cruises and The Aquarium of the Lakes.


Ulverston

A historic market town with a year round programme of festivals and events. Wealth of shops, markets, arts, crafts and food. Nearby is Gleaston Water Mill.

 

Places to Visit Further Afield

 

Windermere

 

Lakeland's most popular holiday resort and Britain's largest natural lake.

 

Kendal

 

Just a short 20 minute drive away.

 

Coniston and Hawkshead

Activities

 

Walking

Cross Bay Walk
During the summer months, a treat not to be missed is the eight mile guided walk across Morecambe Bay, usually starting from Arnside and ending at Kents Bank. The walk is three hours of magic surrounded by the beautiful bay, with oyster catchers probing for shellfish, ducks whirring overhead and splendid views of the coastline. Please note that this walk should only be attempted with an experienced guide - only experts know the safe route through the quicksands and tides.

Also the Cumbria Coastal Way passes not far to the west of the cottage and there are many walks around Flookburgh and Cark both on the shoreline and inland.  The views from the top of Hampsfell Fell with its folly are magnificent

 

Cycling

For a Family Cycle ride there are quiet routes to Cartmel, Allithwaite and Humphrey Head.

Grizedale Forest is not far away and has miles of traffic free mountain bike routes including "The North Face" for the more ambitious.  There are several Cyclo Sportives each year all around the Lake District.

 

Horse Riding

There are two horse riding centres in the area:

Lakeland Riding School
Lakeland Leisure Park, Moor Lane, Flookburgh
Tel: (015395) 58131

Witherslack Hall Equestrian Centre
Witherslack Hall Farm, Grange over Sands
Tel: (015395) 52244

 

Golf

Grange Fell Golf Course
Grange Fell Road, Grange over Sands
Tel (015395) 32536

 

And for the less serious golfers:

The Promenade Recreation Ground
Grange over Sands
Tel: (015395) 34591

 

Swimming

 

There are pools and health suites at the following, which are open to the public:

Grange Health & Leisure Club
Grange Hotel, Grange over Sands
Tel: (015395) 33666

Netherwood Spa
Netherwood Hotel, Grange over Sands
Tel: (015395) 32552

 

There are also public pools in Ulverston and Kendal.

 

Tennis

The Promenade Recreation Ground
Grange over Sands
Tel: (015395) 34591

 

There is also a court in the neighbouring village of Allithwaite.


Watersports

YMCA National Centre
Lakeside, Newby Bridge
Tel: (0153395) 31758

 

There are also watersports centres at Windermere and Coniston.

 

Other activites include: archery, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, parachuting, quad biking and bowling