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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

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!

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

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

Barrow Male Voice Choir

Songs for a September Evening

Barrow-in-Furness

Fri 27 Sep 2019

St Mary's Church, Duke Street, Barrow in Furness LA141XW. A concert by Barrow Male Voice Choir with Special Guest Alisa McIntosh.

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

Ben Briggs

Barrow Comedy Fest - Comedy Pub Crawl

Barrow-in-Furness

Thu 3 Oct 2019

Barrow BID with support from Laughing Penguin Events are proud to bring you a comedy pub crawl on Thursday 3rd October as part of Barrow Comedy Fest.

Barrow BID BIG Comedy Night

Barrow BID BIG Comedy Night

Barrow-in-Furness

Fri 4 Oct 2019

Barrow BID are proud to bring you a special community stand-up comedy night at The Forum on Friday 4th October. This night is part of Barrow Comedy Fest. All proceeds will be going four local organisations.

Poster

Barrow Comedy Fest - Toy Story 4 Screening

Barrow-in-Furness

Sat 5 Oct 2019

Barrow BID are proud to bring you Toy Story 4, as part of our kids comedy film screenings at The Forum on Saturday 5th October at 10am. This event is part of Barrow Comedy Fest.

Apple Day at Ford Park

Apple Day

Ulverston

Sat 5 Oct 2019

A wonderful extravaganza of all things apple - with plenty of fun for all the family! Apple pressing, entertainment, activities, crafts, food and drink, and more... Free admission

Poster

Barrow Comedy Fest - Monsters Inc Screening

Barrow-in-Furness

Sat 5 Oct 2019

Barrow BID are proud to bring you Monsters Inc, as part of our kids comedy film screenings at The Forum on Saturday 5th October at 1pm. This event is part of Barrow Comedy Fest.

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!

Planet Mirth Comedy Club

Planet Mirth

Ulverston

Sat 5 Oct 2019

5 Edinburgh Festival storming, award winning, prime time TV smashing acts from the international stand up comedy scene.

The Gondoliers and their brides

Gilbert & Sullivan's The Gondoliers (Concert)

Grange-over-Sands

Sat 12 Oct 2019

A concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ever popular comic-operetta “The Gondoliers” performed by Staveley Amateur Operatic Society.

FMRC Single A5 Poster 2019

Model Railway and Transport Exhibition

Barrow-in-Furness

Sat 12 - Sun 13 Oct 2019

Furness Model Railway Club 57th Model Railway and Transport Exhibition

William Penn visited historic Swarthmoor Hall

William Penn (1644-1718) and his times.

Ulverston

Sat 12 Oct 2019

An introduction to William Penn, the 17th century Quaker, who is still relevant today. Using his wisdom and insights, we will explore how we can respond to the challenges we face now. Tutor: Rex Ambler.

Bauble Blowing Xmas Experience

Glass Blowing Xmas Bauble Experiences

Ulverston

Sat 12 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!

Bauble Blowing Xmas Experience

Glass Blowing Xmas Bauble Experiences

Ulverston

Mon 14 - Wed 16 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!

Manchester Camerata with Jess Gillam

Manchester Camerata with Jess Gillam

Ulverston

Fri 18 Oct 2019

In this concert, the incredible Manchester Camerata are joined by saxophonist Jess Gillam for an evening of classical music inspired by folk tradition. Jess performs “RANT!” by John Harle, a piece inspired by the traditional songs of Cumber

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.

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.

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.

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.

Water Park Adventure centre

Water Park Adventure Centre

Ulverston

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

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.

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.

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.

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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