Local Area Information

Daisyroots Second Book Shop Grange over sands


Cartmel Priory and medieval village; the charming Edwardian sea-side town of Grange over Sands with its two mile promenade and wide variety of independently owned shops; Levens Hall world famous for its gardens, topiary – and ghosts; Sizergh Castle and gardens; the Lakeland Motor Museum; the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Stream Railway – for preserved steam railway trips to Lakeside on Windermere; Blackwell Arts and Crafts house and gallery.

Activities: Horse Riding – trekking, beach riding, heavy horse riding. Hot Air Balloon trips over Windermere (pre-booking essential).


Local Favourite Walks: Humphrey Head for extensive sands walks (check the tides beforehand); High Dam tarn at Finsthwaite;




The nearest railway station is GRANGE OVER SANDS for the west coast and routes east.

OXENHOLME THE LAKE DISTRICT, Nr Kendal is for the West Coast Main Line routes north and south.



Stage Coach Time Tables for local routes are available from the Tourist Information Centre on Main Street, Grange over Sands

Mountain Goat Tours run minibus tours for individuals and groups to places of interest around the central and southern Lake District.



It is possible to buy combined boat, steam train and minibus tickets for tours around Windermere, Lakeside, Haverthwaite, Hawkshead and Sawrey. Contact Windermere Lake Cruises.



A Star 015395 58360

Mk 1 Cars 07772 340831



Cycles can be hired from Ghylside Cycle Shop, The Slack, Ambleside. 015394 33592

Or Grizedale Mountain Bike, The Grizedale Centre, Nr Hawkshead. 01229 860335



We use and can recommend our Local Mobile Mechanic. Benson 015395 36542



The nearest is BP on the A590 East towards Kendal and the M6. They also have a Mace convenience store on site. Going west there is a petrol station just before Newby Bridge on the A590.