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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

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...

Rowan Godel Trio folk gig

Rowan Godel Trio

Arnside

Sat 7 Mar 2020

Saturday, 7th March at 7.00pm for 7.30 Arnside EI hall, Church Hill. LA5 0DF Rowan Godell Trio, with Benji Kirkpatrick and Tim Cotterell

The Pro Nobis Singers

The Pro Nobis Singers 'Faire is the Heaven'

Cartmel

Sun 29 Mar 2020

An hour of reflective choral music by Anton Bruckner, Francisco Guerrero, William Harris, Francis Poulenc, Adrian Self and more.

See a T-Rex in Barrow town centre this Easter

Barrow Dino Day

Barrow-in-Furness

Sat 4 Apr 2020

On Saturday 4th April Dinosaurs will be roaming the streets of Barrow town centre. This family-friendly, FREE event will see a wide range of dinosaurs and themed activities in the heart of Barrow. Children will love this Roarsome event.

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.

Stainton Aqueduct

Aqueduct 10k

Milnthorpe

Sun 19 Apr 2020

Aqueduct 10k - inclusive and social run/walk to celebrate the re-opening of Stainton Aqueduct after damage by Storm Desmond

The Crucible

The Crucible

Ulverston

Tue 21 - Fri 24 Apr 2020

Ulverston Outsiders present Arthur Miller’s iconic and dramatic play based on the Salem Witch Trials in 1692 and 1693.

Promart

promart

Grange-over-Sands

Sun 26 Apr 2020

The biggest outdoor arts and crafts fair in the North. All along the victorian promenade at Grange-over Sands over looking Morecambe Bay.

View to Piel Island by Kelly Stewart

The Printfest Collection Exhibition

Ulverston

Sat 2 - Sun 3 May 2020

In 2020, Printfest celebrates over a decade of Printmakers of the Year Awards and the collection will be on show at Swarthmoor Hall during the Printfest weekend.

Marina Bailey as Mary Lennox

The Secret Garden

Barrow-in-Furness

Tue 5 - Thu 7 May 2020

Furness Youth Theatre The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett Adapted by Elizabeth Loveless Directed by Chris Loveless Tickets £10 full and £8 concessions Box Office: 01229 820000

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.

Promart

promart

Grange-over-Sands

Sun 31 May 2020

The biggest outdoor arts and crafts fair in the North. All along the victorian promenade at Grange-over Sands over looking Morecambe Bay.

Mountain Flora

Introduction to Mountain Flora

Ulverston

Sat 13 - Sun 14 Jun 2020

Tutored course to identify and understand botanical ecology of UK's mountain wilderness

Bay Hospitals Charity

Piel Island Walk

Barrow-in-Furness

Sun 14 Jun 2020

Piel Island Walk Walney Island to Piel Island

Promart

promart

Grange-over-Sands

Sun 28 Jun 2020

The biggest outdoor arts and crafts fair in the North. All along the victorian promenade at Grange-over Sands over looking Morecambe Bay.

Festival of Transport

Festival of Transport

Barrow-in-Furness

Sat 11 Jul 2020

The Barrow Festival of Transport is a celebration of motorised vehicles past and present. The event attracts cars, motorcycles, scooters, buses, trucks and even a ride on train to Barrow's town centre streets. Also hosts kid's activities.

Promart

promart

Grange-over-Sands

Sun 26 Jul 2020

The biggest outdoor arts and crafts fair in the North. All along the victorian promenade at Grange-over Sands over looking Morecambe Bay.

Festival of colour

Festival of Colour

Milnthorpe

Sat 1 - Sun 9 Aug 2020

Celebrate the wild and wonderful spectrum of colour across the animal kingdom through a range of colourful activities, talks, trails, crats and close encounters!

Promart

promart

Grange-over-Sands

Sun 30 Aug 2020

The biggest outdoor arts and crafts fair in the North. All along the victorian promenade at Grange-over Sands over looking Morecambe Bay.

The Lake Distirict Wedding Show

The Lake District Wedding Show

Milnthorpe

Sun 13 Sep 2020

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

Promart

promart

Grange-over-Sands

Sun 27 Sep 2020

The biggest outdoor arts and crafts fair in the North. All along the victorian promenade at Grange-over Sands over looking Morecambe Bay.

Something Strange

Something Strange

Milnthorpe

Thu 22 - Sat 31 Oct 2020

Halloween at the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis

Things to do

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.

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.

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.

Birkrigg Common

Birkrigg Common

Ulverston

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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