Lothlorien and Kents Bank are ideally based to explore the Furness Peninsula and South Lakes. The southern tip of Lake Windermere begins at Newby Bridge which is approximately 8 miles away. Windermere is the largest natural lake in England where steamers leave from Lakeside and travel the length of the lake up to Ambleside with stops along the way.
You may like to visit the medieval village of Cartmel which is only 2 miles away. This lovely ancient village is home to a 12th Century priory, gatehouse and of course the famous racecourse where a number of meetings are held throughout the year.
Holker Hall is the family home of Lord and Lady Cavendish. The house has been described as one of the finest in the North of England and dates back to the 1600s. The gardens are a delight to visit, where you can wander around the 25 acres of formal and woodland gardens, taking in rare plants and trees and enjoying the heavenly scents of the flower gardens. Holker is 3 miles from Lothlorien.
Ulverston is a fine market town in the centre of the Furness peninsula, with old buildings and a labyrinth of cobbled streets, and is the start of the 70 mile Cumbrian Way. Ulverston is the birthplace of Stan Laurel, where you can see the house where he was born. Lothlorien is 13 miles away from Ulverston.
The Morecambe cross bay walks are held throughout the summer, usually starting at Arnside and finishing at Kents Bank, which is ideally suited for stays at Lothlorien.
If you enjoy walking there are some ideal walks in and around the Grange Over Sands area. There is a pleasant walk into Grange from Kents Bank, where a footpath approximately 100 yards beyond the railway station, drops down to the right, to walk by the side of the shore, passing the home of the Queen’s Guide to the Sands – Cedric Robinson’s farmhouse and on to the promenade at Grange. This is an easy flat walk of about 2 miles.
A slightly more strenuous walk is up to Hampsfell Fell from either Cartmel or Grange. The views from here are exceptional, where you can see the Lakeland fells to the North and on to Blackpool and even as far as the Welsh Mountains to the South West on a clear day. This walk is approximately 5 miles.
For anyone intersted in golf, Grange has two eighteen hole courses - Grange Fell and the Grange golf clubs.