Lakes Getaways – Holidays in the English Lake District

Wine Tasting in Cumbria

Fabulous views, quaint shops and fantastic cakes! Where am I?

Well I’m talking about Grange over Sands .It’s a  quiet seaside retreat on the Southern tip of the Cartmel peninsula, between the mountains and the sea, and only 7 miles from Windermere. Grange has some of the finest parks and gardens on the Cumbrian coast – the ornamental gardens has a lake with many water birds and a beautiful prom to walk along.

 

Grange is a pretty resort with an Edwardian flavour and a mild climate. It is on the shores of Morecambe Bay, and from the 13th Century until the 1850’s, the major route from Lancaster was across the sands. In 1887, the coming of the Furness Railway encouraged the growth of Grange from a small hamlet to the town we see today.

grange edwardian terrace

The estuary and the countryside around Grange are fascinating places for nature enthusiasts. A tremendous range of birds can be seen, and there are several nature reserves and sites of special scientific interest.

Grange is famous for the cross bay walks, lead by Cedric Robinson, The Queen’s Guide, an event not to be missed.

Cross bay walk

Grange has a brilliant award winning tea room- The Hazelmere

Hazelmere's

And finally the most fabulous walk up Hampsfell to look down on to the Morecambe Estuary. On top is a strange shelter called The Hospice. Well worth the hike up.

Top of Hospice on Hampsfell

Many of the shops are specialist shops: specialist butchers, chocolate producer, boutique clothes etc. Well worth a visit!