“Cartmel Food Market”

We’re pleased to inform you that Cartmel Village now runs a Food Market on the 3rd Friday of each month in The Priory and is a “must visit” for all foodies and lovers of fresh locally grown produce. Mmmm!



New shops opened in the village last year, a bread shop selling breads and pastries, not the cheapest  bread in the world though! Brad also available from the Village shop. You can find links to their web sites on the links page, a cheese shop and a micro brewery are also in Unsworths Yard. Also in Unsworths Yard is a Gin bar with out door seating.

Inn the square there is Perfect English, a gift shop.




One of my favourite places is Brantwood, on the shore of Lake Coniston opposite the village of Coniston. Home of Ruskin, it is a real Arts & Crafts house and has a fantastic tea room with log fires. In Coniston there is a small Ruskin museum that also houses what is left of Donald Campbell's Bluebird, from his failed water speed record attempt, a wonderful place to pass an hour or so.


Walking to Hampsfell. Overlooking the village is Hampsfell. At the to is th 'Hospital' but do not expect to find any doctors or nurses. It is a great walk on th doorstep and comands magnificent views across the bay. www.limestone-pavements.org.uk


Sky Diving. From the air strip at Flookburgh, have a look at www.skydivenorthwest.co.uk/


Lakeland Miniature Village, Coach House, Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands

LA11 7LE www.lakelandminiaturevillage.com for children up to approx. 10 years old.



Yew Tree Barn, Low Newton LA11 6JP www.yewtreebarn.co.uk  A traditional Westmoreland barn that is home to an eclectic mix of arts and crafts along with reclaimed fireplaces, doors etc.


Humphrey Head Nature Reserve,  www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk  Jutting out into Morecambe Bay is the promontory of Humphrey Head - a long tapering whaleback of carboniferous limestone.


Ducky's Park Farm, Moor Lane, Flookburgh, LA11 7LS www.duckysparkfarm.co.uk


The Ice Cream Farm, B5071 just before Grange-over-Sands near Grange Golf Club. Local ice cream within a farm setting, small animals to pet, loads of flavours to choose from.





Holker Hall, www.holker-hall.co.uk, acres of grounds with tea rooms and a historic house and gardens.


Aquarium of the Lakes,  www.lakesaquarium.co.uk  Lakeside, Newby Bridge. LA12 8AS


Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

Provides information on the events, timetable and the history of preserved railway line. www.lakesiderailway.co.uk