Things to do in Grange-over-Sands
Traditionally a seaside resort, the town of Grange-over-Sands retains much elegance from its Edwardian heyday, with gardens, attractive shopping arcades, tearooms and a promenade for leisurely strolls ensuing there's plenty of things to do.
Grange-over-Sands, with one of the mildest climates in the north of England, is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Take in panoramic views across Morecambe Bay or walk in the Ornamental Gardens, where semi-tropical trees and shrubs surround the centre piece pond with its colourful array of ducks and geese from all over the world. The area is a haven for birdwatchers, painters and photographers and personal service makes the speciality shopping in Grange-over-Sands a real pleasure.
Brass band concerts are held throughout the summer at the restored Victorian bandstand in Park Road Gardens, while the Promenade Gardensline the Promenade walk with tropical palms and ornamental shrubs. The Promenade itself offers a delightful traffic-free walk for 1½ miles from Grange railway station towards Kents Bank. There are telescopic sights at intervals for a closer look at the mud flats and sandbanks of the bay, which are important feeding grounds for seabirds and waterfowl.
For the more adventurous, there’s a programme of cross bay walks each summer with the Queen's Official Guide to the Sands, Cedric Robinson. Please remember never to attempt to cross the sands alone.
Grange-over-Sands... Did you know?
The Grange Community Orchard, opposite the Ornamental Gardens, is planted with traditional varieties of apple, pear and damson trees and more unusual species such as quince, mulberry and medlar.
The Hospice at the top of Hampsfell, built in 1835 by the vicar of Cartmel as a refuge for weary travellers, is now a wonderful place for a picnic - the stunning sea and fell views in all directions are well worth the uphill walk!
Find out more about Grange-over-Sands
|Official Tourist Board Guide to Grange-over-Sands||Grange Town Council Website|
|What's On in Grange-over-Sands?||In and Around Grange Guide|