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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 visiting the delightful Holker Hall Spring Fair and its Garden Festival, the Cartmel Show or the Ulverston Dickensian Festival, you can be sure of a very special atmosphere all year round.

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Explore Morecambe Bay

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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

Jem Southam, from series 'Clouds Descending' 2011

West Coast Photo Exhibition

Barrow-in-Furness

Sat 26 Oct 2019 - Wed 15 Jan 2020

West Coast Photo brings together for the first time a wide collection of photographs and video works by more than 20 local and national artists & photography enthusiasts, showcasing life on the West Coast from the early 20th Century to now.

Bauble Blowing Experience

Glass Blowing Experience - Xmas Bauble

Ulverston

Sat 16 - Wed 20 Nov 2019

Inspired to try glass blowing? Well, now you can... A rare & fun opportunity to not only watch artisans at work but to actually experience the alchemy of glass-blowing first hand in one of the last working crystal factories in England!

Woman in Mind

Woman in Mind by Alan Ayckbourn

Ulverston

Tue 19 - Fri 22 Nov 2019

Alan Ayckbourn's 32nd play premiered in 1985.

Bauble Blowing Experience

Glass Blowing Experience - Xmas Bauble

Ulverston

Sat 23 - Wed 27 Nov 2019

Inspired to try glass blowing? Well, now you can... A rare & fun opportunity to not only watch artisans at work but to actually experience the alchemy of glass-blowing first hand in one of the last working crystal factories in England!

Barrow Santa Dash

Barrow Santa Dash

Barrow-in-Furness

Sat 23 Nov 2019

4k Walk or Run Saturday 23rd November 2019 @ 1:30 pm Join us for an afternoon of fun to get you in the festive spirit and raise vital funds for St Mary’s Hospice.

Troy Hawke

Planet Mirth Presents Troy Hawke

Ulverston

Sat 23 Nov 2019

Troy Hawke - Tiles of the Unexpected Total sell out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2019!! 5 star reviews!

Christmas in Cartmel

Rachel Holcroft

Cartmel

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Christmas in Cartmel - a very special evening in the village to celebrate the start of the festive season!

Glass Cutting two-day workshop

Two-Day Glass Cutting Workshop

Ulverston

Sat 30 Nov - Sun 1 Dec 2019

An intensive two-day workshop that will introduce you to the traditional craft of glass cutting on a diamond lathe. Create your own beautiful glasses with your unique cut pattern!

Bauble Blowing Experience

Glass Blowing Experience - Xmas Bauble

Ulverston

Sat 30 Nov 2019

Inspired to try glass blowing? Well, now you can... A rare & fun opportunity to not only watch artisans at work but to actually experience the alchemy of glass-blowing first hand in one of the last working crystal factories in England!

Bay Hospitals Charity, Registered Charity No 10486

Bay Hospitals Charity Elf Run

Barrow-in-Furness

Sun 1 Dec 2019

Support Children’s Services at Furness General Hospital this Christmas by running the Bay Hospitals Charity Elf Run. Just by having some festive fun you can make life a little better for the little ones in our care over Christmas.

Xmas Bauble Blowing Experience

Glass Blowing Experiences - Xmas Bauble

Ulverston

Sun 1 - Wed 4 Dec 2019

Inspired to try glass blowing? Well, now you can... A rare & fun opportunity to not only watch artisans at work but to actually experience the alchemy of glass-blowing first hand in one of the last working crystal factories in England!

Some of the Brown Robin Residence

Conservation Day at Brown Robin Nature Reserve

Grange-over-Sands

Tue 3 Dec 2019

Your chance to help with a variety of tasks, including coppicing, at this varied reserve above Grange-over-Sands.

2019 YTB Christmas Market

Christmas Market

Cartmel

Fri 6 - Sun 8 Dec 2019

The annual Yew Tree Barn Christmas Market extravaganza - established as the must visit festive event in the south Lakes.

Xmas Bauble Blowing Experience

Glass Blowing Experiences - Xmas Bauble

Ulverston

Sat 7 - Wed 11 Dec 2019

Inspired to try glass blowing? Well, now you can... A rare & fun opportunity to not only watch artisans at work but to actually experience the alchemy of glass-blowing first hand in one of the last working crystal factories in England!

Greyhound Trust South Lakes Monthly Walk

Greyhound Trust South Lakes Monthly Walk

Grange-over-Sands

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Meeting in the car park behind the Commodore Inn at Grange-over-Sands (LA11 6DY) we shall for the 3rd year be enjoying a walk along the Promenade followed by refreshments (weather permitting).

Latterbarrow volunteers

Conservation Day at Latterbarrow Nature Reserve

Grange-over-Sands

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Come and join us at this varied nature reserve helping with a number of tasks including bramble cutting, tree removal and brash burning.

Xmas Bauble Blowing Experience

Glass Blowing Experiences - Xmas Bauble

Ulverston

Sat 14 - Wed 18 Dec 2019

Inspired to try glass blowing? Well, now you can... A rare & fun opportunity to not only watch artisans at work but to actually experience the alchemy of glass-blowing first hand in one of the last working crystal factories in England!

Some of the Brown Robin Residence

Conservation Day at Brown Robin Nature Reserve

Grange-over-Sands

Thu 19 Dec 2019

Your chance to help with a variety of tasks, including coppicing, at this varied reserve above Grange-over-Sands.

Xmas Bauble Blowing Experience

Glass Blowing Experiences - Xmas Bauble

Ulverston

Sat 21 - Mon 23 Dec 2019

Inspired to try glass blowing? Well, now you can... A rare & fun opportunity to not only watch artisans at work but to actually experience the alchemy of glass-blowing first hand in one of the last working crystal factories in England!

Journeys

Journeys

Milnthorpe

Sat 15 - Mon 24 Feb 2020

Backpack and compass at the ready! The zoo welcomes explorers from far and wide to join them as they take on nature's greatest journeys! Activities on throughout the day.

The Lake District Wedding Fair

The Lake District Wedding Fair

Milnthorpe

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Feb 2020

The Lake District Wedding Fair, the only event planned by, and planned for Lake District wedding suppliers is returning on the 22nd & 23rd February 2020, we hope to see you there...

Easter at the Wildlife Oasis

EGGstravaganza

Milnthorpe

Sat 4 - Tue 14 Apr 2020

Discover nature’s biggest, weirdest and brightest eggs at the EGGStravaganza! Additional talks, trails and activities on throughout the Easter holidays.

The Lake Distirict Wedding Show

The Lake District Wedding Show

Milnthorpe

Sun 10 May 2020

We love the Lakes! Along with thousands of couples who make the Lake District & Cumbria their wedding destination every year.

Eddie the Eagle

Super Soapbox Challenge

Barrow-in-Furness

Sun 24 May 2020

The Super Soapbox Challenge returns to Barrow on Sunday 24th May. The event will see a range of hand built soapbox karts defy gravity. Barrow will also host a funfair and other family-friendly activities over the bank-holiday weekend.

Things to do

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Kadampa Buddhist Temple For World Peace

The World Peace Temple, Ulverston

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.

Laurel and Hardy Museum

Laurel and Hardy Museum

Ulverston

The world-famous Laurel and Hardy Museum is situated in the town that was the birthplace of half of the comic duo, Stan Laurel.

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.

Printfest

Printfest

Ulverston

Printfest is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary hand-made prints, offering visitors the experience of making an artwork purchase direct from the artists.

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.

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.

Water Park Adventure centre

Water Park Adventure Centre

Ulverston

Water Park is a 37-bed outdoor centre on Coniston Water.

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.

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!

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.

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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