Grange over Sands is a beautiful little town in the South Lakes. It grew from a tiny fishing village into a small picturesque Victorian seaside resort when the railway was developed in the 1880's
The Victorian influence in the design of the town is apparent everywhere. There are delightful ornamental gardens, a duck pond, a bandstand and a mile-long promenade. The palm trees show just how mild the climate is in this appealing town. A leisurely stroll along the sweeping Promenade is a delight, and once a month during summer it is the venue for over 50 artists to sell a wide range of arts and craft.
You can take afternoon tea in one of the many cafes, and evening meals at the pubs and restaurants. There is always a treasure to be found in one of the many specialist independent shops, or you could while away the day at one of our two golf courses.
Just some of the attractions of the area are listed below, but there are many more, and we are confident you will enjoy exploring this wonderful corner of the Lake District and beyond
Cumbria Coastal Way: 150 mile walk from Lancashire to the Scottish Border. This route runs along a beautiful coastline rich in wildlife and industrial and archaeological heritage. Grange is the stopping point between Arnside and Ulverston.
Hampsfell Hospice: Not a hospital, but a shelter for travellers built by the vicar of Cartmel in 1846. The Hospice commands wonderful views of the Langdales, Helvellyn, and Coniston Old Man.
Fell Foot Country Park: Discover this lakeshore Victorian park on the east shore of Windermere. Just the place for families to enjoy access to Windermere with picnic areas, boat hire and tea room
Guided walk across the Bay. During summer you can make this 8 mile walk from Arnside to Kents Bank with an experienced guide who knows the safe route through the quicksands and tides.
Humphrey Head: Enjoy a gentle walk, or climb the limestone crag in this remarkable environment. An unusual combination of plants are present, because of its geographical location. There are wonderful views across Morecambe Bay from this fell.
Remember to watch out for wildlife while you're out and about! Morecambe Bay has oyster catchers probing for shellfish, Humphrey Head is home to breeding Peregrines, and there is a wealth of bird and animal life in the area.
Bowness-on-Windernere - Home to the World of Beatrix Potter: 20 minutes away in Bowness.
Cartmel: A delightful village just 2 miles away by road (less if walking). Home to Cartmel Priory, racecourse, 4 pubs, olde worlde buildings and famous Sticky Toffee Pudding.
Coniston: A small Lake District village 25 minutes drive away. Home to the Ruskin museum, Coniston water with its boating centre, paragliding, and the coppermines.
Dalton-in-Furness - South Lakes Wild Animal Park Animal feeding & conservation talks at Dalton in Furness (30 minutes by car)
Holker Hall & Gardens: 25 acres of award-winning gardens, gift shop, food hall, Lakeland Motor Museum just 10 minutes by car.
Kendal: 15 minutes drive away. This market town is famous for, of course, Kendal mint cake. Also exhibition centres, galleries, shops.
Levens Hall: Just 10 minutes drive. Fascinating Elizabethan mansion and world famous topiary gardens designed by M Beaumont in 1694, fountain garden and nuttery, licenced restaurant and gift shop.
Low Sizergh Barn: Farm trail through beautiful countryside around an organic dairy farm, speciality foods in an 18thC barn, tea room, craft and gift galleries. 15 minutes drive.
Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway: Beautifully restored steam locomotives haul comfortable coaches from the Victorian station at Haverthwaite to Lakeside, where connections are available with Windermere Lake Cruises. 10 minutes drive.
Newby Bridge - Aquarium of the Lakes (10 minutes drive): A unique freshwater aquarium situated on the southern shore of Lake Windermere. Fell Foot Country Park, Boat hire, picnic areas and tea rooms. Windermere Lake Cruises sailing from Lakeside to Bowness and Ambleside.
Sizergh Castle & Garden, Kendal: The house has been lived in by the Strickland family for over 760 years. Learn about the Elizabethan carvings and contents of the castle, and the gardens.
Ulverston - Historic market town where Stan Laurel was born. Conishead Priory, A splendid Victorian Gothic mansion in Ulverston, now a centre for Buddhism. Also Laurel & Hardy Museum. Train direct from Grange.
Windermere: Just a 7 mile drive to the tip of the largest natural lake in England