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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

Untitled. by Sophia McKenna

Seeking Routes Art Exhibition

Ulverston

Fri 19 Jul - Sun 8 Sep 2019

A multi-media art exhibition exploring Quaker experience and action in building a more sustainable Earth.

Going Going

Seeking Routes

Ulverston

Sat 20 Jul - Sun 8 Sep 2019

Summer Art Exhibition, exploring Quaker experience and action in building a more sustainable Earth. Organised in collaboration with Quaker Arts Network

Bauble Blowing Experience

Glass Blowing Bauble Experience

Ulverston

Thu 1 - Sat 31 Aug 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!

Going Going, by Judith Bromley

Travelling Roots, Arriving at Courage:

Ulverston

Sat 31 Aug 2019

interactive workshops with Mey Hasbrook, a USA artist who has a concern for sustainability.

Ford Park, Ulverston

Classic Car Rally and Vintage Fun

Ulverston

Sat 31 Aug 2019

Enjoy a day of much-loved classic vehicles and some vintage fun

The Glass Furnace

Glass Blowing Bauble Experiences

Ulverston

Sun 1 - Mon 30 Sep 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!

Going Going

Quaker Animal Songs (2)

Ulverston

Sun 1 Sep 2019

Songs at The Barn Cafe by singer/songwriter Eden Thomas

Ladies of the Lake Cycling

Ladies of the Lake Women-Only Cycling

Ulverston

Fri 6 - Sun 8 Sep 2019

Ladies of the Lake is the friendly, cake-fuelled ride for everyone from first-timers to those seeking a bit of a challenge!

Holker Chilli Fest

Holker Chilli Fest

Grange-over-Sands

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Sep 2019

A two day Festival with specialist chilli companies from all over the country, local specialist food suppliers, catering featuring cuisine from around the world and a variety of quirky gifts.

Piel Island Walk

Piel Island Walk

Barrow-in-Furness

Sat 7 Sep 2019

Enjoy an exhilarating stroll across the stunning sands of Morecambe Bay from Walney to Piel Island! Take in the awe-inspiring views and enjoy the abundance of wildlife you will encounter on this wonderful walk.

Going Going

Circular Economy

Ulverston

Sat 7 Sep 2019

Institutional economics and Michael Porter's theory on the role of environmental regulation stimulating innovation and competitiveness.

Tour de Furness 2019

Tour de Furness 2019

Barrow-in-Furness

Sun 8 Sep 2019

A great cycling event, a 5 mile ride for the kiddies. A 13 mile ride through fabulous Low Furness for the occasional cyclist. A 23 mile ride venturing deeper into Low Furness and for the enthusiast a 50 mile ride circular tour to Coniston.

A quiet environment to meditate

Developing a Practice of Christian Meditation

Ulverston

Fri 13 - Sun 15 Sep 2019

An introduction to the ancient Christian practice of prayer beyond words,

Descending Pendle Hill

1652 Country: a Quaker Pilgrimage

Ulverston

Mon 16 - Fri 20 Sep 2019

1652 was a time of turmoil during which the leaders of a new faith happened to meet in Westmorland. Follow their adventures on foot, with a minibus between sites

The Great Hall

Heritage Open Day

Ulverston

Tue 17 - Wed 18 Sep 2019

Free tour of historic Swarthmoor Hall with audio guide.

Glass Cutting two-day workshop

Two-Day Glass Cutting Workshop

Ulverston

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Sep 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!

Course at Swarthmoor Hall

Mothers of Israel: Early Quaker Women Writers

Ulverston

Fri 27 - Sun 29 Sep 2019

This course will enable you to explore the lives and writings of a number of important 17th century Quaker women. Tutor: Suart Masters

Forest of Bowland Sportive

Forest of Bowland Sportive

Milnthorpe

Sun 29 Sep 2019

The Forest of Bowland Sportive is a tough late-season test for the legs with over 8,000ft of climbing to tackle but you will be given just reward with superb sights and scenery as the Cumbria sportive rolls through two AONBs.

Prom Art

Prom Art

Grange-over-Sands

Sun 29 Sep 2019

Prom Art showcases fine art & crafts from some of the regions finest and most respected artisans along the Victorian Promenade at Grange-over-Sands in the Southern Lake District. If you love art it’s a great place to spend a few hours!

Judge Fell's study in Swarthmoor Hall

Quaker Week Open Day

Ulverston

Sun 29 Sep 2019

Quaker Week Open Days, free tour of historic Swarthmoor Hall and opportunity to explore Quakerism

A Tale of Two Cities the musical

A Tale of Two Cities... The Musical

Ulverston

Tue 1 - Sat 5 Oct 2019

Ulverston Amateurs Proudly present "A Tale of Two Cities. A fantastic unforgetable music, if you liked Les Miserables you will love this!!

Xmas Bauble Blowing Experience

Glass Blowing Xmas Bauble Experience

Ulverston

Tue 1 - Wed 2 Oct 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!

Judge Fell's study in Swarthmoor Hall

Quaker Week Open Day

Ulverston

Wed 2 Oct 2019

Quaker Week Open Days, free tour of historic Swarthmoor Hall and opportunity to explore Quakerism

Bauble Blowing Xmas Experience

Glass Blowing Xmas Bauble Experiences

Ulverston

Sat 5 - Thu 10 Oct 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!

Things to do

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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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