Fell Foot Park - Ulverston
Fell Foot Park is situated on the south shores of Lake Windermere just of the A592 and in the care of The National Trust. The Victorian park is open daily with its eighteen  acre grounds that have been restored to its former glory to which you will see in spring and early summer displays of daffodils and rhododendrons. The park in winter is open with limited facilities see below. You can relax and have a picnic on the lawns next to the lake and watch the boats go by, or you could take a boat trip from the park across the lake to Lakeside and take a Lakes Windermere Cruise, even a trip on the The Lakeside &Haverthwaite Railway or visit to the Aquarium. If you wish you could hire a rowing boat on the lake, there is a children adventure playground, a shop in which you can purchase National Trust gifts with a tea room close by serving teas, coffee and light meals.
Aquarium of the Lakes - Windermere
From mountain-top to Morecambe Bay the award-winning Aquarium of the Lakes takes you on an amazing voyage of discovery. More than 30 spectacular, naturally-themed habitats bring the natural history of the Lake District vividly to life. Enjoy close encounters with hundreds of amazing creatures including trout, eels, pike, perch, giant crabs, rays and many more. Come face to face with playful otters in their riverbank home, discover the mysterious life of a river after dark and take a closer look at Lakeland life in AquaQuest's educational activity centre. Then enjoy the ultimate underwater thrill as you stroll along a recreated section of Windermere's lake-bed surrounded by surrounded by gigantic carp and the amazing diving ducks.
Stott Park Bobbin Mill - Newby Bridge
A working mill built in 1835, Stott Park created the wooden bobbins vital to the spinning and weaving industries of Lancashire. Typical of mills across Cumbria, today you can see industry from a bygone age and watch as bobbins are made using the mill's original machinery. Although Stott Park worked continuously until 1971, it remains almost identical to its Victorian appearance of 100 years ago. With its Victorian machinery originally powered by a waterwheel and steam engine, Stott Park used birch, ash and sycamore to make wooden tool handles as well as bobbins. The mass of belts which fill the building still drive the cutting, boring and finishing machines than turn long thin poles into bobbins. You can watch a bobbin being made, and take it home as a souvenir.
Sitting as it does on the Cartmel Peninsula, Grange-Over-Sands commands excellent views across Morecambe Bay. Take a peaceful walk along the promenade to the shops or stroll around the impressive ornamental gardens.
In Grange-Over-Sands you can escape the hectic pace of today's busy lifestyle, and relax in this tranquil Victorian resort.
For the more energetic Grange-Over-Sands can offer a number of sporting activities, including tennis, golf, swimming or bowls.
Out and About
There are many museums, stately homes and places of interest al within easy reach, including Cartmel Priory and the Lakeside &Haverthwaite steam railway. Grange-Over-Sands is the gateway to the Lakes with all the popular areas within comfortable travelling distance.
3 Miles Cartmel
6 Miles Newby Bridge
7 Miles Lakeside
13 Miles Kendal
14 Miles Windermere
14 Miles Hawkshead
14 Miles Coniston
24 Miles Morecambe
34 Miles Keswick
Lowther Castle and Gardens
Of the many treasures waiting to be discovered in the English Lake District, Lowther Castle is a particular gem. Built at the turn of the 19th century, on the site of two previous houses, the castle was a grand affair boasting a room for every day of the year. Its gardens were the envy of the north. But in 1957 the castle was demolished. Just the façade and outer walls remained standing and for over half a century, the place was empty –home only to chickens, pigs and the odd bat. The gardens were lost to wilderness.
Lowther Castle & Gardens
Dramatic ruins, gardens within gardens, an adventure playground to rival the best in the land. For visitors young and old (and four-legged), Lowther Castle offers plenty to enjoy.
Built in 1846 at the bequest of the vicar of Cartmel as a shelter for travellers. The interior is provided with stone seats and a fireplace.
Projecting stone steps on the north wall lead up to the rooftop which serves as a viewing platform. On the roof there is a simple alidade with it's table masked off with compass bearings around the the edge of the circumference giving a 360 degree view over Grange.
Just half an hours walk from Grange the hospice boasts an outstanding view which takes in Old Man Coniston, Helvelyn, The Langdales and Morecambe Bay.