GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Grange-over-Sands and Cartmel Circular

14 miles (23 km)

This circular walk makes use of the Cumbria Coastal Way and Cistercian Way to take you on a tour of the area surrounding this lovely coastal town.
Grange-over-Sands is located on Morecambe Bay on the edge of the Lake District National Park. The walk starts on the wonderful long promenade where there are super views over the sands towards Arnside Knott, Silverdale and the Lakeland fells. You then pass through the pretty ornamental gardens and climb towards Cartmel, passing Eggerslack Wood and Hampsfell as you go. From the high points on Hampsfell there are splendid views over the coastline and countryside. Here you'll also find the Hampsfell Hospice, a limestone tower built in 1846 by the vicar of Cartmel.
Cartmel is a delightful little village with pretty cottages and the River Eea running through it. It is also home to the fascinating 12th century Cartmel Priory.
From Cartmel you continue through the countryside to Cark before returning to the coastline at Lenibrick Point. You then return to Grange-over-Sands along the coast and then through the countryside, passing Allithwaite on the way.

Postcode

LA11 6EJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Grange-over-Sands and Cartmel Circular OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Grange-over-Sands and Cartmel Circular Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

In nearby Silverdale you could pay a visit to the lovely Leighton Moss Nature Reserve. The RSPB reserve is a great place for wildlife watching with many water loving birds visiting the lakes and marshland. The climb to the fine viewpoint at Warton Crag can also be started from here.
Head north and you could visit Witherslack and enjoy some splendid limestone scenery at the Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve. Just to the east of Witherslack there's also the Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve. The reserve has some nice boardwalks to follow over the peat bog. It's also excellent for wildlife with ospreys, hobby, sparrowhawk, buzzard and peregrineto look out for from the bird hides.

Photos

Promenade grange over sands

Promenade grange over sands

Cartmel priory - panoramio

Cartmel priory

Ornamental Gardens, Grange over Sands - geograph.org.uk - 1817998

Ornamental Gardens, Grange over Sands

Eggerslack Woods Bluebells - geograph.org.uk - 381129

Eggerslack Woods Bluebells

Sheep on Hampsfell - geograph.org.uk - 2667824

Sheep on Hampsfell

Cartmel Village - geograph.org.uk - 447517

Cartmel Village. Parking area and cottages.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Grange-over-Sands and Cartmel Circular.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)