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Cartmel Peninsular - The Lythe And Winster Valleys - Arnside And The Morecambe Bay

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The Cartmel Peninsular - The Morecambe Bay - Arnside

Overview

The Cartmel Peninsular - The Morecambe Bay - Arnside South Lakeland has three peninsulas, each jutting out into the Morecambe Bay. Furthest west is Millom, occupied mainly by Black Coombe, a huge outcrop of Skiddaw Slate facing the Irish Sea. Next, separated from Millom by the River Duddon, is the Furness Peninsular, the largest of the three and with its own little island of Walney. Here you will find the ship building town of Barrow, along with the quaint town of Ulverston. Lastly comes the Cartmel Peninsular, pushing its mass of rolling fells and lush meadows out into the sheltered head of the bay. For me this is a perfect location for a Lake District holiday and is becoming ever more popular, with visitors choosing its peace and tranquility, along with the fine villages; this over the more crowded towns and villages such as Ambleside and Bowness Starting roughly from the foot of Windermere, the Cartmel Peninsular is a rural landscape, a patchwork of meadows, criss crossed with quiet country lanes perfect for cycling. As you head towards the coast, you will come to a clutch of little villages. Cartmel is picture perfect, offering lots to entertain, especially noted for its excellent pubs, wine bar and restaurants. Little Cark in Cartmel is the home of Holker Hall, a fine country house which, along with its gardens, is open to the public. Grange Over Sands overlooks the bay with a fine, mile long, Edwardian promenade. West from Grange and you have Leven and Levens Hall. Famed for the topary gardens this is well worth a visit.

 

Walks - Cycling - The Bay

The bay is magnificent, a view to rival any of those offered by the lakes. On a summers day, when the tide is in, it can flat and blue, when out its sands shimmer like a silver mirror. The sun rise is dramatic and come autumn, the harder light picks out the channels and rivers that snake there way out to the sea. One spectacular sight is when the bay fills with early morning mist. The view is a gossamer sea of white, with the dark fells of Arnside rising up in stark contrast - biblical. Now it must be said that nobody should venture out too far onto the sands. They are dangerous, with fast tides and quick sands. However, there are routes across, where from Grange to Arnside there are regular guided crossings lead by Queens Guide, Cedric Robinson. A lifetime fisherman, Cedric knows the ever changing sands and safe paths. The crossing takes up to some four hours, where you will discover the flat expanse is not quite so, where at points you will have to wade across channels, sometimes near chest high deep. It is a great experience, where you get to meet people from all backgrounds and ages. Information on along with times and dates of the walks can be obtained from the Grange Information Centre.

 

The Coastal Way & The Arnside Bay Shore

West of Grange you can pick up parts of the coastal way which is well marked on OS maps. However, for me, one of the best walks in the Lake District is to drive - or catch the little train from Grange - around the head of the bay to the Village of Arnside. Like the villages of Cartmel and Grange, this is a little known gem. A fishing and cockling community, it has some good pubs and little shops along with a fine art gallery. From Arnside you you simply follow, and keep to the shore line, walking out along the south side of the bay. You can go for miles and miles, sometimes on shimmering sand or pebbles, sometimes up on the cliff paths, with gorse and windswept woodland. I promise, with the changing tide and huge vista, this will rival any lake walk. Back at Arnside is a path - indeed you can drive - to the summit of Arnside Knott. A respectable fell, it is a glorious walk on heather and gorse covered limestone rock, with little woods to punctuate the scenery and magnificent views across the bay, with a perfect backdrop of the mountains of central lakes.

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Cartmel Peninsular - The Lythe And Winster Valleys - Arnside And The Morecambe Bay

Links and Tourist Information

Cartmel

Cartmel Village Website  For latest events, attractions and venues.

Pubs and Resturants
l'Enclume
Rogans
The Cavendish Arms 
The Royal Oak
Pig & Whistle
The Kings Arms

Shops
Unsworth Yard - Artisan shops
Cartmel Cheeses - Dedicated cheese shop
Perfect English - Designer led high end gifts
The Larch Tree - Quality gifts, cloths and ornaments
Cartmel Village Shop, home of the sticky toffee pudding
Unsworth Yard Brewery - Buy and taste local produced ale
Yew Tree Barn - Reclamation, antiques a whole lot more - about 10 minutes outside of the village  

Cartmel Food Market - Dates and times

Attractions
Cartmel Racecourse - See website for race days
Cartmel Priory 
Black Horses - Suprise your loves one with a tour in a magnificent carrage drawn by two black Friesians

Doctor
Cartmelsurgery.co.uk Tel 015395 36366 Doctors Milligan and Lovatt and Primary Healthcare Team on Haggs Lane in Cartmel village


Grange over Sands

Tourist Information Centre

Shops
Co-Op
Spar
Post Office
Banks HSBC & Barclays
Chemist
The Veg Shack
2 Bakers
Stewart Higgginson's Butchers
Hazlemere Cafe & Bakery
Grange Bakery

Archway Veterinary

Grange Library - Internet

Grange Golf Club
Grange Fell Golf Club

Grange Prom Art Last Sunday in the month April - September


Newby Bridge & Finsthwaite

Pubs and Dining
Lakeside Hotel

Shops
Newby Bridge Garage

Attractions 

Windermere Lake Cruises 
Lakes Aquarium
Lakeland Motor Museum
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway
Fell Foot Park National Trust gardens and lake shore

 

Levens
Levens Hall - Historic House and spectacular gardens, including a unique collection of ancient and extraordinary topiary characters sculpted from box and yew. 

Sizergh
Sizergh Castle
Low Sizergh Barn 
Srtickland Arms 


Morecambe Bay & Arnside

Arnside and Morecambe Bay info site


Lythe & Winster Valley

The Punch Bowl Inn
Crosthwaite Lyth Valley LA8 8HR
Tel 015395 68237

The Masons Arms
Strawberry Bank LA11 6NW
Tel 01539 68486

 


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Summer Hill House - Apartment 5

Spark Bridge - Nr Coniston Water
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Lyme Cottage

Lindale - Nr Newby Bridge And Cartmel
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Brookside

Cartmel
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The Old Pottery

Lindale - Nr Newby Bridge And Cartmel
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Tom Crag Barn

Finsthwaite - Near Newby Bridge
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No 3 Church View

Cartmel
• Sleeps 2
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The Old Police Station

Cartmel
• Sleeps 6 - 7
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Rossendale House

Cartmel
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Summer Hill House - Apartment 4

Spark Bridge - Nr Coniston Water
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1 Tower House

Cartmel
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Mountain View Cottage

Blawith - Near Coniston Water
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Barn Garth Cottage

Cartmel
• Sleeps 6
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Town End Cottage

Cartmel
• Sleeps 8
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Thorphinsty Barn

Cartmel Fell - Near Newby Bridge
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Summer Hill House - Garden Apartment - No.2

Spark Bridge - Nr Coniston Water
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Bank Court

Cartmel
• Sleeps 6
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Clogger Beck Cottage

Cartmel
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1 Woodheads

Grange Over Sands
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Garret House Cottage

Cartmel
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Old Bank House

Cartmel
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Thorphinsty Hall Cottage

Cartmel Fell - Near Newby Bridge
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Barrow Hollin

Cartmel Fell - Near Newby Bridge
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Ford Barn

Cartmel
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No 1 Rose Cottage

Bouth - Near Newby Bridge
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Millers Loft

Lindale - Nr Newby Bridge And Cartmel
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Mill End

Starnthwaite - Near Crosthwaite
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Middle Bank

Crosthwaite - The Lyth Valley
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Kiln Cottage

Bouth - Near Newby Bridge
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Hill View

Bouth - Near Newby Bridge
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Heron Beck

Bowstead Gates - Near Ulverston
• Sleeps 10
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Ducks Haven

Cartmel
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Bouth - Near Newby Bridge
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No 2 Rose Cottage

Bouth - Near Newby Bridge
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Ducklings Retreat

Cartmel
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Wheelhouse Cottage

Cartmel
• Sleeps 4
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Nethercroft

Finsthwaite - Near Newby Bridge
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Ash Cottage

Bouth - Near Newby Bridge
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Yew Tree Cottage

Bouth - Near Newby Bridge
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Top Bank

Crosthwaite - The Lyth Valley
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The Peat House

Nibthwaite - Nr Coniston Water
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