Grange Over Sands Week 2016

Grange over sands 27.2.16 - 4.3.16

 

Day 1

Grange over Sands, The Hospice, Hampstead Fell, Cartmel coffee shop, Cark, Humphrey Head, Allithwaite, Kents Bank, back to Grange (16.5 miles) Weather clear and sunny but a cold day.

Day 2

Arnside and coastal path to Jenny Browns point, Cragg Foot, Yealand Conyers, Leighton moss, Trawbarrow quarry, Hawes water, The pepper pot, Arnside Knot and Arnside. Weather; dry overcast and a chilly wind (18 miles)

Day 3

Hornby reci walk for Roger Jackson, had to abandon walk as the Lune Valley was so badly flooded it looked like an estuary at high tide. Managed to walk only 6 mile section hence the walk has been delayed for a month to allow the flooding to subside. Weather; heavy rain.

Day 4

Greenod, over estuary, Lowwood Biglands Hall and tarn, Burns farm, Holker Hall, The pub at Cark, High Bank Side Cartmel, The Hospice on Hampstead Fell, Grange, Weather; wet with some clear spells and good views, snow on high fells.

Day 5

Grange station back roads around Grange Golf Club, Meathope Hall, Cragg Cottage, Meathope Sands coast path, High Foulshaw Bridge, Sampool Bridge, Miln Thorpe marsh, Sandside Bridge, Arnside train station return to grange (18 miles) Weather; cool breeze in morning, cleared up by afternoon, pleasant with good views. Chilly later in the afternoon and snowed in the evening.

 

Overall

We were based at a typical Lakeland holiday home, 5 minutes walk from Grange centre, the house slept 8 people and had 3 bathrooms, well heated and copious amounts of hot water. We has stunning views from the seating area in the front garden over the bay.

We would happily recommend this property to anyone wishing to stay at Grange over Sands, the rental company is Sykes holiday cottages and the property is called 1 Lingfell at 16 Grange Fell Road.

Special thanks to Geoff Halliwell and Roger Jackson for leading the walks and special thanks to Roger Jackson commander in chief packed lunch maker.

Viv