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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

Use the interactive map and click on the different towns shown below to expore and find out more about that area.

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

Latterbarrow

Wildlife walks with the Alexander Technique

Grange-over-Sands

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Make back ache when bird watching or plant searching a thing of the past!

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.

Festival of Transport

Festival of Transport

Barrow-in-Furness

Sat 20 Jul 2019

The Festival of Transport attracts a diverse range of classic and vintage vehicles to Barrow Town Centre. In its 3rd year, the Festival of Transport has grown each year.

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

Grange & District Art Society Summer Exhibition

Grange & District Art Society Summer Exhibition

Grange-over-Sands

Sat 20 - Fri 26 Jul 2019

This exhibition is for members to show their artwork and to give the public the opportunity to buy pictures they like.

Outdoor Shakespeare at Ford Park

Outdoor Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing

Ulverston

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Open air performance in the park by the talented Festival Players Theatre Company. Bring your own chairs, rugs and blankets.

The Floyd Effect

The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show

Ulverston

Fri 26 Jul 2019

The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show. Now on their 'Wall Around The Moon' 2019 tour.

The Cumbria Steam Gathering

The Cumbria Steam Gathering

Grange-over-Sands

Sat 27 - Sun 28 Jul 2019

A vibrant celebration of vehicle and machinery preservation

Walkers at last year's Piel Island walk

Bay Hospitals Charity

Barrow-in-Furness

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Join us on Saturday 27 July, 2019 on a sponsored guided-walk across the sands from Walney Island to Piel Island, led by expert guide John Murphy.

Grange & District Art Society Summer Exhibition

Grange & District Art Society Summer Exhibition

Grange-over-Sands

Sat 27 Jul 2019

This exhibition is for members to show their artwork and to give the public the opportunity to buy pictures they like.

Cross Bay Walk 2019 with Friends of the Lake Distr

Cross-Bay Walk with Friends of the Lake District

Arnside

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Join us on this unique 8-10 mile cross bay sponsored walk across the tidal sands and mudflats of Morecambe Bay to raise money to protect the stunning Lake District landscapes.

Going Going

Routes to Sustainability

Ulverston

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Exploring the three dimensions of Sustainability - economic, environmental and social, in the context of John Rawl's 'Theory of Justice'

Prom Art

Prom Art

Grange-over-Sands

Sun 28 Jul 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!

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne

Classics from Germany

Ulverston

Wed 31 Jul 2019

We are very happy to propose you a diverse program ranging from Antonio Vivaldi and his tremendously famous "La Tempesta di Mare" to W.A. Mozart, Francois Borne and Camille Saint-Saens

Striding Edge

Milnthorpe Art Exhibition

Milnthorpe

Thu 1 - Sun 4 Aug 2019

The largest open art exhibition in the North West. Art Exhibition with over 600 exhibits for sale. Proceeds to Charity. Free entry.

Ford Park, Ulverston

Ford Park Family Fun Day

Ulverston

Sat 3 Aug 2019

Come along to our fundraising day and enjoy a fun time for all!

Cartmel Show

Cartmel Show

Cartmel

Wed 7 Aug 2019

A fantastic day out for all the family during the school holidays! With so many things to keep your family occupied, you'll love your visit to Cartmel Show.

Full of Noises 2019

Full of Noises 2019

Barrow-in-Furness

Fri 9 - Sun 11 Aug 2019

Full of Noises returns this August, bringing new music and sound art to the unique surroundings of the Furness Peninsula. Join us at Barrow-in-Furness for a weekend of installations, workshops and performances.

Going Going

The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth

Ulverston

Sat 10 Aug 2019

Discussion of Kenneth E Boulding's 'cowboy' economics and 'spaceman' economics.

Chilly Wind

Cartmel Art Society . Annual Art Exhibition

Cartmel

Wed 14 - Sun 18 Aug 2019

Cartmel Art Society 53rd Art Exhibition

Going Going

Lilies of the Field

Ulverston

Fri 16 Aug 2019

Outdoor performance art, in the quiet garden, weather permitting.

Going Going

People, Places and Poetry

Ulverston

Fri 16 Aug 2019

Poetry reading by Geraldine Green and her guests

Tidelines Literary Festival

Tidelines Literary Festival

Grange-over-Sands

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Aug 2019

Tidelines Literary Festival is a first for Grange-over-Sands where the World of Words will be celebrated! We will have family events for children of all ages and evening performances from recognised talents. We hope to see you there!

Going Going

Weighing Pearls

Ulverston

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Aug 2019

An art performance in the 17th century Great Hall

Things to do

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Birkrigg Common

Birkrigg Common

Ulverston

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

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!

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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