Kirkby Lonsdale

Only thirty minutes drive from Lothlorien you will come to the fascinating and relatively unspoilt market town of Kirkby Lonsdale. Set in the picturesque Lune Valley, this beautiful market town…

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Cartmel Priory

Cartmel has been celebrating the 800th anniversary of the man who founded Cartmel Priory. The church was founded in 1189 by Sir William Marshall on land recently granted to him…

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The Coffin Route
The Rydal to Grasmere Coffin Route

The Coffin Route

It’s highly likely that William Wordsworth and his family walked along this route from Rydal to Grasmere. The path will have been regularly used before there was a consecrated local…

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Hardcragg Hall
Hardcragg Hall, Grange-over-Sands

Hardcragg Hall

  The oldest building in Grange is Hardcragg Hall, dating from 1563. It was was once the home of John Wilkinson, the ironmaster.  He sailed the first iron boat on the…

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Longsleddale

Longsleddale is the most easterly of the major valleys of Lakeland, located 4 miles north of Kendal near Garnett Bridge. Delightful and straight, this narrow valley stretches for 8 miles…

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