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Morecambe Bay

Watching the sun go down over Morecambe Bay is the stuff memories are made of. This stunning piece of coastline and its ever shifting sands take in scenic viewpoints, gently rolling farmland and classic seaside towns. The Arnside-Silverdale area has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the road from artsy Ulverston to Barrow is the ultimate definition of a 'road with a view'. Cartmel is a foodie paradise where you can sample the famous Cartmel Sticky toffee Pudding. Whether you set your sights on Holker Garden Festival, the Cartmel Show or Ulverston Dickensian Festival, you can be sure of a very special atmosphere all year round.

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Morecambe Bay
Arnside
Arnside

Arnside & Milnthorpe

From being a quiet fishing village, Arnside began to develop as a resort in the 19th century, with pleasure boats sailing from Morecambe and Fleetwood.
Barrow in Furness
Barrow in Furness

Barrow, Askam & Dalton in Furness

This Victorian town has a proud heritage of production and innovation founded on the ready availability of local coal and iron ore supplies.
Cartmel
Cartmel

Cartmel

Cartmel is a picturesque village in the southern Lake District and is an excellent base for exploring its quaint shops, historic Priory and Holker Hall and Gardens.
Grange Over Sands
Grange Over Sands

Grange over Sands

Grange-over-Sands has long enjoyed the balmy influence of the Gulf Stream, and became a fashionable seaside resort once the railway arrived in the 1850s.
Ulverston
Ulverston

Ulverston

This festival capital of Furness combines special events with an assortment of specialist shops, cosy pubs, traditional markets and cultural hotspots.

What's On

‘Natural Layers’

Art Exhibition

Ulverston

Sun 2 Apr - Sat 1 Jul 2017

For this exhibition I have focused on a body of work created using natural, eco- and rust dyeing techniques, which I have embellished with layers of appliqué, hand embroidery, Kantha stitching and beadwork.

CAST Theatre Co. present The Wizard of Oz

CAST Theatre Co. present The Wizard of Oz

Barrow-in-Furness

Thu 22 - Sat 24 Jun 2017

CAST Theatre Company, Dorothy and her friends Scarecrow, Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion make their way along the yellow brick road to the Emerald City to seek the Wizard's help despite The Wicked Witches attempt to stop them.

Concert by Flossie Malavialle

Concert by Flossie Malavialle

Ulverston

Fri 23 Jun 2017

Flossie Malavialle is a French born singer who has been based in the North East of England since 2002.

Maria Fischer School of Dance – Swan Lake

Maria Fischer School of Dance – Swan Lake

Ulverston

Fri 23 - Sat 24 Jun 2017

Maria Fischer’s Windermere and Furness School of Dance Presents Swan Lake

Silverdale & Arnside Art and Craft Trail

Silverdale & Arnside Art and Craft Trail

Arnside

Fri 23 - Sun 25 Jun 2017

The hugely popular Silverdale and Arnside Art and Craft Trail is back for a 13th year! This free annual event is hosted by the neighbouring villages of Silverdale in Lancashire and Arnside in Cumbria and this year runs from 23-25 June.

Brooks' Blues - Ireleth, Arts Out West

Brooks' Blues - Ireleth, Arts Out West

Askham-in-Furness

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Georgia-born ace guitarist and singer Brooks Williams takes listeners on a tour of the Deep South USA through its music.

Beautiful Cumbria!

Write on the Shore

Barrow-in-Furness

Sun 25 Jun 2017

This workshop is suitable for anyone with a love of nature and writing. Local writer Geraldine Green will lead the creative writing workshop, using time outdoors, gentle writing prompts and exercises to help you craft poetry !

See our Local Residents

Conservation Day

Grange-over-Sands

Mon 26 Jun 2017

Join us for our regular fortnightly work party at one of the Witherslack mosses. It's a chance to get involved with improvements to habitats and visitor facilities.

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Ulverston

Thu 29 Jun 2017

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has become a global sensation and nothing short of a UK national treasure.

Glass Cutting

Glass Cutting

Ulverston

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jul 2017

The intensive one-day workshop introduces you to the craft of traditional glass cutting on a diamond lathe.

Wedding & Party Venue Open Evening

Wedding & Party Venue Open Evening

Ulverston

Wed 5 Jul 2017

Come along and join us for a glass of prosecco, our home made canapés, unique entertainment and meet our local exhibitors. Admission is free and free entry into our party prize draw worth over £750!!

Eamonn Fleming: CONFABULATION!

Eamonn Fleming: CONFABULATION!

Ulverston

Thu 6 Jul 2017

Eamonn Fleming’s CONFABULATION is a brilliantly funny and clever one man show about memory and making stuff up.

Furness Tradition Folk Festival

Furness Tradition Folk Festival

Ulverston

Fri 7 - Sun 9 Jul 2017

Join us for a weekend of fantastic traditional folk music, dance, story telling and exhibitions.

Rhythm of the Dance

Rhythm of the Dance

Barrow-in-Furness

Fri 7 Jul 2017

This incredible live show creates a new era in Irish entertainment, featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, and the handsome Young Irish Tenors...

Creative Sandblasting

Creative Sandblasting

Ulverston

Sat 8 Jul 2017

Intensively taught one day weekend workshops are available for people with a creative flair or interest in glass making techniques.

Holker Art Market

Holker Art Market

Grange-over-Sands

Sun 9 Jul 2017

Visitors to Holker Hall are in for a treat as some of the best artists from Cumbria and the North West will display their work in one of the only local art markets dedicated to painters and printmakers.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes - Life at the Limits

Sir Ranulph Fiennes - Life at the Limits

Barrow-in-Furness

Mon 10 Jul 2017

In Life at the Limits, Sir Ranulph Fiennes offers a personal journey through his life; from his ancestral heritage, to the present day.

Retro Rendezvous

Retro Rendezvous

Ulverston

Fri 14 - Sun 16 Jul 2017

The Lake District Retro and Vintage Festival

Glass Cutting

Glass Cutting

Ulverston

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Jul 2017

The intensive one-day workshop introduces you to the craft of traditional glass cutting on a diamond lathe.

The Mighty Corinthian

The Mighty Corinthian

Ulverston

Sat 15 Jul 2017

The Mighty Corinthian now joins our other retro events, À L’ancienne and Le Loafeur as part of the weekend-long Velo Retro.

À L’ancienne Classic

À L’ancienne Classic

Ulverston

Sun 16 Jul 2017

À L’ancienne is our classic, 84km retro bike challenge. It’s hard enough to feel like a real day out but easy enough to be tackled by any reasonably fit cyclist.

Le Loafeur

Le Loafeur

Ulverston

Sun 16 Jul 2017

Le Loafeur, does what it says on the tin! It meanders around the beautiful Coniston Water on a 47km loop which is about as easy as we can make it in this part of the world.

Doug Scott: Crawling Down the Ogre

Doug Scott: Crawling Down the Ogre

Ulverston

Wed 19 Jul 2017

Doug Scott’s mountaineering highpoint was the first ascent of Everest by its enormous South West Face – Everest: The Hard Way – but his greatest adventure was undoubtedly his first ascent, accident and then escape from The Ogre...

Giovanni Pernice - Dance Is Life

Giovanni Pernice - Dance Is Life

Barrow-in-Furness

Wed 19 Jul 2017

Join Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice and his professional dance team in 'Dance is Life'.

Things to do

Old Hall Farm

Old Hall Farm

Ulverston

A traditional Lake District working farm, using Shire horses and vintage machinery including steam to actively farm. We produce beef and dairy products from Jersey cows. We also produce veg and other products for our farm shop.

Holker Hall and Gardens

Holker Hall and Gardens

Grange-over-Sands

Victorian stately home, set in 25 acres of stunning gardens and ancient deer park. Holker has its own cafe, brasserie, gift shop and food hall, and hosts an annual programme of special events.

Architectural Antiques

Yew Tree Barn

Cartmel

Where Art meets Architectural Antiques…Yew Tree Barn is a stunning old barn full of intriguing and diverse businesses. Browse through showrooms of antiques, garden displays of statuary, stone troughs and artefacts, visit artisans working.

Lakeland Motor Museum

Lakeland Motor Museum

Ulverston

Over 30,000 exhibits tracing more than 100 years of road transport heritage, including a new exhibition which details the history of the Isle of Man TT Races.

Lakeland Miniature Village

Lakeland Miniature Village

Grange-over-Sands

A fascinating insight into the buildings of Lakeland's yesteryear. Depict Cumbrian houses and farms, all hand-crafted by Edward Robinson. Also Oriental garden and building which is our gift shop.

Lakeland Segway

Lakeland Segway

Cartmel

We are the longest established authorised segway tour operator in the UK. We offer scenic segway tours in the stunning Cartmel area.

Kadampa Buddhist Temple For World Peace

Conishead Priory and Buddhist Temple

Ulverston

The modern Temple for World Peace provides a place for quiet reflection and spiritual inspiration. It is used every day for meditation and prayers.

Furness Abbey

Furness Abbey

Barrow-in-Furness

Impressive red sandstone remains with ornately decorated chapter house.Once the second most prosperous Cistercian abbey in England.

Swarthmoor Hall

Swarthmoor Hall

Ulverston

Swarthmoor Hall is a 16th Century country house (circa 1586) set in beautiful gardens and grounds in 130 acres of farmland, with views to neighbouring fells and close to the bustling market town of Ulverston.

Lakeland Chauffeurs

Lakeland Chauffeurs

Ulverston

Lakeland Chauffeurs can arrange guided walks and tours for either full or half days whilst being transported to and from the area to be explored by one of our fully qualified drivers in one of our luxury vehicles.

Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Ulverston

This extensive working mill was begun in 1835 to produce the wooden bobbins vital to the Lancashire spinning and weaving industries.

Cumbria Crystal

Cumbria Crystal

Ulverston

A unique opportunity to see the last working full lead crystal glassware factory in England. Cumbria makes the finest quality UK crystal on the market and is sold to top retailers and used by British Ambassadors worldwide.

Activities and Training Provider

Mere Mountains

Grange-over-Sands

We are one of the longest established specialist outdoor activity providers in the Lake District. We think we have something that will suit nearly everyone and if we don’t we’ll link you to someone who has.

North Walney National Nature Reserve

North Walney National Nature Reserve

Barrow-in-Furness

North Walney National Nature Reserve is a wild and windy coastal site featuring some nationally rare and important habitats such as sand dunes, dune heath, hay meadows, inter-tidal mud flats and salt marsh.

Roudsea Wood and Mosses Nature Reserve

Roudsea Wood and Mosses Nature Reserve

Ulverston

A mixture of woodland and bog habitats rich in wildlife, including nesting osprey which can be watched from an observation point.

Cartmel Village Shop

Cartmel Village Shop

Cartmel

Selling Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding and fantastic other local produce and speciality foods. we have been featured on BBC's Great British Menu. Seasonal events, hamper service, advice on food and wine. Friendly atmosphere.

Birkrigg Common

Birkrigg Common

Ulverston

Double Circle of stones surrounding cremations in urns (removed). 'Platform' cairn, small barrows, Romano-British farmsteads.

South Walney Nature Reserve

South Walney Nature Reserve

Barrow-in-Furness

Home to one of the largest gull colonies in Europe, more than 30000 pairs. There are large numbers of breeding Eider ducks, with close views of eggs, nests and chicks from May to July.

Barrow Public Park

Barrow Public Park

Barrow-in-Furness

Set in 45 acres, Barrow's award-winning park provides the perfect place to stroll on sunny afternoons. Barrow Park..... always something going on, always something growing on!

X12 (Apollo 8 Travel)

X12 (Apollo 8 Travel)

Ulverston

CONISTON- The Ruskin Museum, Coniston Lake, Coniston Boating Centre, Monk Coniston Hall, Brantwood, Swallows and Amazons Tearoom.

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Ulverston

Operating daily, steam engines haul comfortable carriages through the picturesque Leven Valley to Lakeside; the southern end of Lake Windermere.

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