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23, Main Street, Flookburgh, Grange over Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7LA

Longwell Cottage

                          Holidays in the Lake District

Within ten minutes drive of Flookburgh is Grange over Sands an Edwardian seaside town with views across Morecambe Bay,  lovely ornamental gardens and variety  of shops and cafes and banks. Here you can stroll along the promenade, which has spectacular views across the bay and the Kent Estuary.

Local activities include

Walking, horse-riding, bird-watching, golf, fishing, sailing, cycling, mountain-biking.  Further details of these activities can be obtained from the local tourist information office in Grange over Sands.

 Close by is Holker Hall, which has stunning gardens,a deer park, wild flower meadows and views over the Leven Estuary towards Ulverston as well as a shop, restuarant and motor museum   

Cartmel Village and Priory are about 2 miles away. This is a very pretty village and lovely to walk round, looking at the old cottages and gift shops. There are several pubs and cafes to relax in and ample parking on the racecourse.  Nearby are numerous walks.

Views taken from within the Holker Hall Gardens

Fell Foot Park - National Trust Park (beside Lake Windermere, opposite Lakeside

Levens Hall  and famous Topiary Gardens,

Sizergh Castle - National Trust Property, Gardens and Estate with country walks,

Leighton Moss (RSPB reserve at Silverdale) - just 3 stops on the local train

Aquarium of the Lakes - at Lakeside on Lake Windermere

Other nearby attractions include Humphrey Head - Limestone promontary extending into Morecambe Bay, part of which is a Nature reserve.  Local legend says that this is where the last wolf in England was killed.