Route 4 – Grange Promenade and Hampsfell Approach
Grange Promenade – Overview
Along the length of this route on Grange Promenade there are spectacular views over Morecambe Bay towards Arnside and Arnside Knott, with huge ever changing skies according to different seasons and time of day. The promenade is backed by beautiful gardens with exotic vegetation due to the Gulf Stream influence. These were created for visitors and residents to enjoy whilst taking the sea air.
Grange Promenade is the perfect place to watch and listen to the wading birds that flock here in their thousands to feed on the shellfish and shrimps in the estuarine sands.
The paved surface of the promenade is level and easy to use, with disabled toilets and an accessible cafe en route.
Hampsfell Approach – Overview
There is an additional route, heading out of Grange that leads up towards Hampsfell Hospice. This route follows a back road, climbing very steeply and then along a rough track through woods to the edge of open land leading to the Hospice with great views out over the Bay. The route is rough and off-camber on bumpy ground and is ONLY SUITABLE for experienced All Terrain Mobility Scooter users.
Basic Route Information
Get to the route by Car: 20 minutes drive from Junction 36 of the M6.
Get to the route by bus: From Kendal or Barrow on 530 or 532 service (Mon – Fri only )
For timetable www.cumbria.gov.uk/buses
Get to the route by train: www.trainline.comRegular, fast mainline connections from Manchester, London and Scotland to Lancaster Station. From Lancaster you pick up a scenic local train stopping en route around Morecambe Bay to Barrow-in-Furness, and takes you over the Kent and Leven Estuaries. National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950 Trainline Traveline 0871 200 2233
Length of promenade route: 4 km / 2.5 miles 1.25 hours
Length of Hampsfell route: 5 km / 3.2 miles 2.5 hours
Amenities: Disabled parking Grange Railway Station (Rail users only), Windermere Road car park, near Grange Railway Station. Public toilets Grange Railway Station (Rail users only – Radar key operated). Public toilets opposite Grange Lido. Refreshments available at the Prom Tea Room, this is closed during the winter months but there are other options in the town centre.
Route type: Out and back