When I want a walk, a bit of fresh air and a beautiful view all rolled into one, Grange over Sands is one of the places I head to.
Grange sits on Morecambe Bay at the bottom end of Cumbria. I generally travel there by train, enjoying the view rolling by the carriage window. Then as you pass through the pretty village of Arnside the train glides across the Kent Estuary on a long, low viaduct before hugging the coast around to Grange over Sands station which sits right on the Bay at one end of the town’s long promenade.
For me Grange is a place to kick back and spend a lot of time just relaxing and yes, eating. There’s a fine selection of places to get something to eat and a coffee.
The promenade is a spot I always head to whenever I go. The walk along it giving views across to Morecambe and the hills of the Trough of Bowland. Gardens line the prom and wildlife makes its presence felt. On a cool winters day a couple of Robin’s followed along and generously helped me eat a couple of biscuits I had with me.
At the Promenade’s bottom end lies the town’s Lido. Art Deco in style, it dates from the early 1930’s and was popular up until the 1990’s. It’s saltwater pools being filled on the high tide with water drawn and filtered from the Bay. Sadly for now it’s lying closed and forlorn at the moment A great pity as it should and could be a great asset to the towns attractions. Thankfully there is a campaign running to restore and reopen the place. Fingers crossed that it succeeds.
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