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Contents Welcome to Whoop Hall ............................................................................... 2 Local Transport ............................................................................................ 10 Local Services .............................................................................................. 11 Kirkby Lonsdale History.............................................................................. 13 Explore Kirkby Lonsdale ............................................................................. 17 Kirkby Lonsdale Bike Routes ...................................................................... 21 Sizergh Castle .............................................................................................. 22 Milnthorpe History....................................................................................... 23 Explore Milnthorpe ...................................................................................... 25 Leighton Hall ............................................................................................... 26 Explore Warton ............................................................................................ 27 Explore Arnside ........................................................................................... 29 Silverdale History ........................................................................................ 33 Explore Silverdale........................................................................................ 35 Carnforth History ......................................................................................... 36 Explore Carnforth ........................................................................................ 39 Carnforth Walks ........................................................................................... 43 Trowbarrow.................................................................................................. 44


Welcome The historic Whoop Hall is a family-run hotel with a wide range of leisure facilities set in stunning surroundings in the beautiful Lune Valley. Situated on the outskirts of the attractive market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, Whoop Hall is an ideal base from which to explore some of England’s most beautiful countryside, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. The Whoop Hall is the perfect location to enjoy a pleasant lunchtime drink, a mouth-watering evening meal in our award winning Connors Restaurant, or a comfortable and relaxing overnight stay. Formal or informal, The Whoop Hall can cater for everyone. It provides facilities for functions including conferences, meetings and private parties. We can accommodate families with children and there is a four poster bedroom for those who value that added touch of luxury. The Whoop Hall is also licensed for marriage ceremonies, so \RXUZHGGLQJGD\FDQEHHQMR\HGIURPVWDUWWRĂ€QLVKLQWKH idyllic surroundings of the hotel. All guests enjoy the full complimentary use of our state of the art leisure facilities including 18 metre swimming pool, sauna, VWHDPURRPVSDDQGIXOO\HTXLSSHGĂ€WQHVVVWXGLR All this comes with exceptional service designed to ensure you enjoy the perfect friendly atmosphere of The Whoop Hall for business or leisure. We look forward to welcoming you. “Arrive as a guest, leave as a friendâ€?



Accommodation T H E W H O O P H A L L

All 24 rooms are en suite, individually furnished, complete with colour TV, radio, direct dial telephone and tea and coffee making facilities. All guests enjoy the full complimentary use of the extensive facilities in the hotel’s country Club. These include an 18 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa and our state-of-the-art fully equipped ÀWQHVVVWXGLR Our rooms, which are spacious and comfortable, offer a relaxing ambiance. These include family rooms and, for disabled guests, specially adapted DFFRPPRGDWLRQRQWKHJURXQGÁRRU And if you are celebrating a special occasion, or simply pampering yourself because you deserve it, why not add an extra touch of luxury by booking one of our four-poster rooms? There is ample, and safe, parking to the front and rear of The Whoop Hall, as well as extensive landscaped gardens, a sun terrace and children’s adventure playground. Special breaks and events are available throughout the year. Our helpful staff will make your stay at The Whoop Hall a relaxing and memorable one.


Dining T H E W H O O P H A L L

Connor’s Restaurant The Whoop Hall is proud of its team of professional chefs, who create freshly-made dishes on the premises using fresh local produce, which makes the restaurant DQGELVWURÀUPIDYRXULWHVZLWKORFDOVDQGUHVLGHQWV alike. &RQYHUWHGIURPDEDUQRXUUHQRZQHGUHVWDXUDQW VLWVRQVHYHUDOOHYHOVDQGIHDWXUHVDPLQVWUHOJDOOHU\ complete with oak beams. The informal atmosphere creates the perfect ambiance to enjoy choosing from RXUYDULHGPHQXVZKLFKDUHUHJXODUO\FKDQJHGWR bring fresh delights to our diners. The Whoops comfortable bar hosts traditional handSXOOHGDOHVURDULQJORJÀUHVDQG ZHOFRPLQJVWDII/LYHPXVLFLVSOD\HGLQWKHEDU VHYHUDOQLJKWVDZHHNVRPHWLPHVSLDQREDUVW\OHRU perhaps traditional jazz. To complete your dining experience, relax, unwind DQGOLQJHUDZKLOHRYHUFRIIHHDQGDSHULWLIVLQRXU lounge Here at the Whoop Hall we are committed to SURYLGLQJ\RXZLWKWKHÀQHVWIUHVKHVWORFDO LQJUHGLHQWVVHUYHGWRWKHKLJKHVWVWDQGDUGVLQ EHDXWLIXOVXUURXQGLQJV3OHDVHDGYLVHXVLI\RXKDYH any special dietary requirements or if you would like something that is not on the menu – we will always try to accommodate your request.


Dining Turner’s Bistro & Bar


Turners Bistro is open daily for lunches and evening bar snacks. You are able to choose from a wide and changing menu. All the meals are created with the ÀQHVWRIORFDOSURGXFH In the summer months enjoy al fresco dining on the terrace, overlooking spectacular, panoramic views of the open countryside of three counties - Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire.


Country Club T H E W H O O P H A L L

Change for the health of it! Come and see what we can do for you. Lose weight , tone up , Lower \RXUEORRGSUHVVXUHÀJKWWKHDJHLQJSURFHVVDQG relax and de-stress. We have a number of specially designed programmes to help you achieve your KHDOWKDQGÀWQHVVJRDOV:K\QRWYLVLWRXUH[FHOOHQW facilities including an 18m swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room, sunshower and state of the art ÀWQHVVVWXGLR 2XUIXOO\TXDOLÀHGVWDIIRIIHUSHUVRQDOLVHGH[HUFLVH programmes as well as a wide range of activity classes including aerobics, aqua aerobics and step. We offer a wide range of membership packages to suit everyone. We welcome enquiries and tours of the facilities are always available. Please contact us for further details. The country club is open Monday toThursday 7am - 9.30pm; Friday 7am - 8pm; Saturday and Sunday 8am - 8pm..


Conferences T H E W H O O P H A L L Nestling on the outskirts of the attractive market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, on the borders of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, our award winning hotel offers outstanding conference and leisure facilities amidst tranquil surroundings. Just 6 miles from the M6 motorway junction 36, on the A65, The Whoop Hall is ideal for every occasion, and we offer 24 hour delegates full use of the Country Club, with its18m swimming pool, ÀWQHVVVXLWHDQG-DFX]]LVDXQDDQGVWHDPURRPV All conference rooms have natural light and ventilation, toilet and disabled facilities for delegates using the Lonsdale Suite, Hotel, Restaurant and Country Club. The Lonsdale Suite ‡7KHDWUH6W\OH ‡%RDUGURRP6W\OH ‡&ODVVURRP6W\OH ‡6LQJOH2SHQ8


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Weddings The Whoop Hall is the perfect setting for your wedding. Our Lonsdale Suite provides the ideal venue for celebrating your special day. The suite LQFRUSRUDWHVDQH[FOXVLYHEDUDQGGDQFHÁRRUDQG can be set up in many different styles to suit your requirements, ensuring exceptional service for all your guests. The Lonsdale Suite can comfortably seat up to 130 people. The Whoop Hall is licensed to hold civil marriage ceremonies in either the Lonsdale Suite or the smaller Ruskin Room. Why not ask about our honeymoon suite? An extra touch of luxury for that special day. It is offered as a complimentary present by The Whoop Hall for the EULGHDQGJURRP·VÀUVWQLJKWWRJHWKHUDVPDQDQG wife. Our professional team of chefs offer a wide choice RIPHQXVIURPIRUPDOGLQQHUVDQGFDUYHULHVWRÀQJHU buffets. We will work with you from the early planning stages right through to the day itself to ensure that every detail has been dealt with. Your wedding day will be tailor-made to your requirements ensuring it is all you dreamed of, and more.



Beauty Salon T H E W H O O P H A L L Absolute â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;blissâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Whoop Hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leisure facilities include the ultimate in pampering - the bliss beauty salon. This is where you can indulge yourself with a wide range of treatments to make you look and feel better. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no better way to spoil yourself than to spend some of your time with us at the salon where you are assured of professional advice and care. Treatments Welcome to bliss at the Whoop Hall Country Club, where we are proud to offer a wide range of treatments using DeclĂŠorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique Aroma duo concept. By combining the powers RIDURPDWKHUDS\ZLWKWKHFRPSOHPHQWDU\EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WVRISK\WRWKHUDS\'HFOpRUXVHVRQO\WKH Ă&#x20AC;QHVWDURPDWKHUDS\RLOVDQGQDWXUDOSODQWH[WUDFWVFRPELQHGWRJLYH\RXRSWLPXPUHVXOWV 2XUIXOO\TXDOLĂ&#x20AC;HGWKHUDSLVWVDUHKHUHWRKHOS\RXEHDWWKHVWUHVVHVDQGVWUDLQVRIPRGHUQ OLYLQJUHOD[DQGPDNHWLPHIRU\RXUVHOIWRORRNDQGIHHOJUHDW Decleor for the Face ,QIXVLQJWKHĂ&#x20AC;QHVWLQ$URPDWKHUDS\HDFKIDFLDOWUHDWPHQWIHDWXUHVWKHGLVWLQFWLYH'HFOHRU VW\OHWDLORUHGWRWKHVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FQDWXUHRI\RXUVNLQ Decleor Aromatic Facial - 1hr ÂŁ40 This multi-active, 100% natural treatment is tailored to every skin type. At the heart of this WUHDWPHQWLVDPDVNWKDWKDVDWUXO\XQLTXHDQGVXUSULVLQJWH[WXUHZLWKOLQVHHGZKHDWJHUP DQGVXQĂ RZHU/HDYHV\RXUVNLQVRIWYHOYHW\DQGOXPLQRXV Aroma Expert - 1hr 15 min ÂŁ44 7KHVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;F$URPDWLFIDFLDO 7KHVHWDUJHWHGWUHDWPHQWVSURYLGHDQH[SHUWUHVSRQVHIRUWKHQHHGVRIHYHU\VNLQW\SH (YHU\$URPD([SHUWWUHDWPHQWRIIHUVDFRQFHQWUDWHRIKLJKO\WDUJHWHGDFWLYHLQJUHGLHQWV ZLWKSRZHUIXOSURSHUWLHV<RXZLOOQRWLFHDGLIIHUHQFHDIWHU\RXUYHU\Ă&#x20AC;UVWWUHDWPHQWDQG with regular use the results are stunning! Just select one of these beautiful facials; Aroma Expert Purify- Combination and oily skin. Aroma Expert Nourish- Dry skin. Aroma Expert Soothe- Sensitive skin Aroma Expert Essentialâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dehydrated skin Aroma Expert Liftâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mature skin Vital Eyes - 45 minutes ÂŁ35 $XQLTXHLQWHQVLYHH\HWUHDWPHQWWKDWPHOWVDZD\WKHIHHOLQJRIWHQVLRQ3XIĂ&#x20AC;QHVVDQG appearance of dark circles are reduced. $OSKD5HĂ&#x20AC;QLQJ - 45 minutes ÂŁ30 If despite your regular skin care routine your skin appears dull and less smooth incorporate $OSKD$URPDWLF)DFLDO<RXUVNLQZLOOORRNDQGIHHOVPRRWKUHĂ&#x20AC;QHGDQGUDGLDQW Aroma Time Precious Facial - 30 minutes ÂŁ25 This introductory facial is perfect for when time is of the essence and the skin needs a boost of radiance. Teen Facial - 40 minutes ÂŁ30 Helps solve problem skins and prevent breakouts. Aftercare advice is also given on how to take care of your skin. (under 14years of age only and must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the treatment) Decleor Body Treatments $URPD%RG\0DVVDJH - 60 minutes ÂŁ45 An indulgent, yet completely effective body massage that literally melts away all feelings RIWHQVLRQDQGVWUHVV$URPDWLF%DOP5HOD[DQDWXUDOEOHQGRIHVVHQWLDORLOVLV gently warmed and then smoothed over the entire body, leaving the skin soft and supple. Aroma Body Wrap - 1hr 15 min ÂŁ50 7KLVWRWDOERG\WUHDWPHQWEHJLQVZLWKDJHQWOHH[IROLDWLRQOHDYLQJWKHERG\LQFUHGLEO\ VRIW7KH$URPDWLFEDOP6SD5HOD[LVWKHQVPRRWKHGRYHUWKHHQWLUHERG\IROORZHG by a scrumptious creamy mask. To reinforce the masks hydrating action and to induce UHOD[DWLRQWKDWRQHVWHSIXUWKHU\RXDUHFRFRRQHGLQDKHDWHGEODQNHW Aroma Body Silk Glistener - 45 minutes ÂŁ30 Deep Exfoliation Treatment This treatment is recommended to all men and women who are looking for an effective UHYLWDOLVLQJDQGHQHUJLVLQJWUHDWPHQWIRFXVHGRQH[IROLDWLRQRIWKHERG\<RXUVNLQWH[WXUH ZLOOEHUHĂ&#x20AC;QHGDQGOHIWVRIWDQGVXSSOH 7UDQTXLOOLW\6FDOS0DVVDJH - 30 minutes ÂŁ25 Inspired by oriental techniques, this aromatherapy massage has been designed for the head DQGQHFNWRSURGXFHDFRQGLWLRQRIGHHSUHOD[DWLRQ Aroma Back Relief - 30 minutes ÂŁ40 Targeted to those vulnerable areas of the back, neck and shoulders this deep tissue massage combined with soothing essential oils immediately releases stress and tension, and lets you truly unwind. 3HUIHFW/HJV - 45 minutes ÂŁ35 The perfect antidote for tired, aching legs. This instantly refreshing treatment will put the bounce back in your stride.

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Local Transport Local Bus Routes

No. 567

No. 81

Kendal to Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale to Lancaster

(7 journeys per day Mon-Fri - 4 journeys Sat)

(1 journey per day)

Calling at: Kendal - Oxenholme - Crooklands - Lupton

Calling at: Kirkby Lonsdale - Nether Burrow - Tunstall

- Kirkby Lonsdale

- Melling - Hornby - Brookhouse - Caton - Lancaster

No. 81A

No. 581

Lancaster to Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale to Settle

(1 journey per day Mon-Fri 7 journeys Sat 5 journeys

(4 journeys per day Mon-Fri 5 journeys Sat)


Calling at: Kirkby Lonsdale - Ingleton - Clapham -

Calling at: Lancaster - Kirkby Lonsdale

Austwick - Giggleswick - Settle

No. 81B Lancaster to Ingleton (1 journey per day Mon-Fri Reverse - No Service 1 journey Sat Reverse - No Service) Calling at: Lancaster - Kirkby Lonsdale

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Local Train Station Wennington Railway Station Wennington Lancaster Lancashire LA2 8PB Station Car Park - 7 spaces Monday-Friday 24 hours Saturday 24 hours Sunday 24 hours There is a small car park at the station


Contact James or Chrissie on M: 07988965206 M: 07710986870 H: 015242 73361


Oxenholme Lake District Oxenholme Road Kendal Cumbria LA9 7HG Station Car Park - 129 spaces Monday-Sunday 24 hours Monday-Friday 24 hours Saturday 24 hours Sunday 24 hours


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Weekend will be £2.00 per day. Virgin Trains (Operator) Charges: £8.00, 03:00am-09:59am peak, £8.00,10:00am-02.59am off peak

Local Services Accident & Emergency Westmorland General Hospital Burton Road Kendal Cumbria LA9 7RG Telephone 01539 732288 Email Doctors The Lunesdale Surgery Wellington Court Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2HQ Tel: (015242) 71210

Kirkby Lonsdale Dentist Lonsdale Dental Practice Tram Lane Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2BQ 015242 73020 Chemist Boots Chemist 4 Market Street Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AN 015242 71258 Optician Anthony Collinge (Optometrist) 12 Market Street Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AU 015242 72944

Garage Kirkby Motors Kendal Road Kirkby Lonsdale 015242 71778 3RVW2IÀFH 15 New Road Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AA 015242 71233 Vet Westmorland Veterinary Group Tithe Barn Veterinary Centre Kendal Road Kirkby Lonsdale Carnforth LA6 2HH 015242 71221

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Local  History The characterful and historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale stands on the fringes of the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The town lies on the River Lune, 13 miles south of Kendal . A tourist magnet, the show-piece town has three times been the national winner of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Britain in Bloomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; competition in the small country towns section.

Ruskinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s View across the river bank, can be viewed from just through the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s churchyard and is breathtakingly beautiful. The artist, poet and conservationalist, John Ruskin visited the spot after viewing Turnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now famous painting of it, and was enchanted,

appreciatively stating that it was â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of the loveliest scenes in England - therefore in the worldâ&#x20AC;?. Equally beautiful is the view of the winding River Lune from Devilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bridge, a graceful three arched stone structure. Of obvious antiquity, the exact date of the bridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s construction is unknown, although

Kirkby  Lonsdale it is known to have existed as early as the thirteenth century. Legend records the story of a poor widow, whose only cow was on the opposite bank of the river Lune, in return for providing the bridge the devil required DEDUJDLQKHZDVWREHJUDQWHGWKHVRXORIWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW living creature to cross it. When the bridge was

completed the widow threw her dog across it and so avoided the penalty exacted by the devil! Some excellent highly scenic riverside walks commence from the parking and picnic area by Devilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bridge. At weekends, Devils bridge is a popular venue for motorbike enthusiasts. Market Square has been the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market place since the Georgian era, and most of the surrounding buildings date from that era. The gothic sytle covered market cross is of more recent date and was donated to the town in 1905 by a local vicar, Reverend Davies. St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church is perhaps the best example of a Norman church in Cumbria and has many impressive architectural features including the Norman archway beneath the tower and the massive Norman pillars of the north nave. The pillars have diamonds carved in the stonework and are similar to those found in Durham Cathedral. The wrought iron gates at the entrance to the churchyard are also very impressive. The church underwent an extensive restoration in 1866. 13

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Multi-Award Winning Speciality Cheese Shop in the Beautiful Market Town of Kirkby Lonsdale

10 Market Street Kirkby Lonsdale Lancashire LA6 2AU

01524 271259


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Every Friday between 5pm and 7.30pm join us for a glass or two as we transform ourselves into a wine bar. Wine from £2.50 per glass/175ml. Free Nibbles. Live Pianist. A great way to meet the locals - join us this Friday for a Knees Up in a Cheese Shop! Over 100 cheeses available together with a vast range of local artisan fayre, olives, cheese boards and knives, fine wines and local ales

4 Market Street, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, LA6 2AU Tel: 015242 73005

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Choose that special gift from a wide selection of unique jewellery and watches created by International and British designers.

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Churchmouse Cheeses

37 Main Street, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, LA6 2AH Tel: 015242 72121

Local History St. Mary’s stands on the site of an earlier Saxon church. The church records suggest that the old Saxon church was granted to the Abbey of St Mary’s of York by a local lord in 1093. $PRQJVWWKHPDQ\ÀQHIHDWXUHVZLWKLQWKHFKXUFK are a number of beautiful stained-glass windows of various periods, along with carved oak furniture and an intricately carved pulpit. The font formerly stood in a 14th Century chapel at Killington, near Sedbergh. On the South wall is placed a memorial tablet to the scientist, William Sturgeon, famed for EXLOGLQJWKHÀUVWSUDFWLFDOHOHFWURPDJQHWDQGWKHÀUVW successful electric motor. Within the churchyard and overlooking Ruskin’s View stands an attractive folly, which dates from Georgian times. Kirkby Lonsdale is an ancient settlrment and is recorded in the Domesday Book. The town has much character with its quaint cottages, ivy clad Georgian buildings and a wealth of gift shops, selling a wide range of goods, along its attractive narrow streets and characterful cobbled courtyards. Kirkby

Kirkby Lonsdale Lonsdale was granted a charter to hold markets and fairs in the 13th Century, which were at one time held in the Old Swine Market. Behind the Old Market Cross stands Abbot’s Hall. Kirkby Lonsdale has several old inns, many dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as well as cafes, along its main streets where meals to suit all budgets can be obtained. Visitors come from far and wide to shop in the town. Many of the shops, many selling high quality merchandise, are listed buildings and offer arts, crafts and specialist shops.


SPICE Essence



Spice Essence is an established restaurant situated in the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale. The restaurant has an extensive menu catering for all tastes. From original Indian dishes, Chef’s specials and house specials to a variety of home cooked Asian style dishes. All meals are cooked to order with only minimum preperation using fresh quality produce to deliver stunning meals. There is also a well stocked, fully licenced bar providing customers with a select range of drinks. The diners are well looked after by the extremely helpful and friendly staff that make customers feel welcome and comfortable during their meal. There is also the option to take your food out and customers are invited to wait for their order while enjoying a drink at the bar.

Spice Essence is a ÀUVWÁRRUUHVWDXUDQW located on the Main Street above the Lunesdale Bakery which can be accessed via the courtyard entrance. The building has a long and varied history, previously being a 20th century bakery and prior to that was a barn. The restaurant has two large dining areas to the front and rear of the building full of historic characteristics, with the orignal beams still evident and the original stone wall in the back dining room adding to a rustic atmosphere. The restaurant also contains one of the original antique bakers ovens. Spice Essence also has a balcony area overlooking the courtyard which can also be used as an additional seating area allowing customers to enjoy dining out in the warm summer evenings.

20% Discount on Take-Aways Including a main dish

48-50 Main Street, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2AJ

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Local Attractions SHEEPFOLDS is Cumbria County Council’s major county-wide sculpture, landscape and environment project by the internationally renowned artist ANDY GOLDSWORTHY. The project started in January 1996 for the ‘U.K. Year of Visual Arts’ in what was then the Northern Arts Board region. Beginning as part of this programme Andy Goldsworthy has created a body of environmentally responsive sculptural works across Cumbria using existing sheepfolds, washfolds and pinfolds. 46 folds have been completed with the possibility of more in the future subject to further funding being available. TYPES OF WORK WITHIN THE SHEEPFOLDS PROJECT There are six distinct themes within the overall Sheepfolds collection: 1 The rebuilding or restoring of existing, derelict or former folds, eg Jack’s Fold at Barbondale, Megan’s Fold in Bretherdale, Red Mire Farm Fold at Mungrisdale (some examples are described in Goldsworthy,A ‘Sheepfolds’). 2 BOULDER FOLDS ETC. The sixteen folds enclosing large boulders on the Fellfoot Road at Casterton; the two Tree Stone folds at Underbarrow; the Field Boulder fold at Mungrisdale, where a fold is hidden inside boulders; (some examples are described in Goldsworthy,A ‘Sheepfolds’). 3 PINFOLD CONE FOLDS The construction of individual stone cones enclosed by folds, on the site of, or in disused pinfolds in villages

Kirkby Lonsdale around Kirkby Stephen relating to the Nine Standards on Hartley Fell. 4 DROVE ARCH FOLDS The restoration of eleven folds that temporarily housed the Drove Arch, a sandstone arch that was erected and dismantled at twenty three sites along the route of an old drove road through Cumbria between Dumfriesshire and Yorkshire. (Described in the book ‘Arch’ by Andy Goldsworthy and David Craig – now out of print). The Drove Arch is now permanently housed in a stone hut near Thornton in Lonsdale alongside a restored sheepfold called Toby’s fold. This was achieved in partnership with the Craven District Council and the Yorkshire Dales Millennium trust. 5 EPHEMERAL WORKS The ephemeral work created by Andy Goldsworthy and sited in ruined folds along the route of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s walk around the Lake District. (1) These pieces were made over an extended period covering the four seasons and Andy Goldsworthy’s photographs of them will be shown in a future exhibition. He also used an existing sheepfold for his Snowball fold at Dalton-in-Furness. 6 TOUCHSTONE FOLDS A series of folds with artworks built into the fold’s wall, rich in texture and using slate and pebbles as in earlier stone works (these types of work are described in Goldsworthy,A ‘Stone’).

The Enchanted Chocolate Mine Kirkby Lonsdale’s newest visitor attraction is the Enchanted Chocolate Mine at Chocolat, the chocolate shop on New Road. enchanted_chocolate_mine_300pxNot a lot of people know that there is a source of naturally occurring chocolate beneath Kirkby Lonsdale and a team of faeries, with specialist mining skills are employed to extract it! The mine has historical links with Peter Pan and admission is free, so come along and discover a secret underground world beneath the streets of Kirkby Lonsdale. Opening Hours Monday & Wednesday, 12pm to 5pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 10am to 5pm Sunday, 11am to 5pm


Local Walks

Kirkby Lonsdale

Leave the parking spaces and head downhill towards Devil's Bridge. After admiring the view from the bridge, take the footpath through a metal kissing gate on the same side of the road as the toilets heading back towards the parking spaces, following the green footpath sign for "Town Centre and Ruskin's View". Immediately on going through the gate, take the path diagonally down to the right, which after a few yards reaches the edge of the River Lune. If you do not want to go down to the water's edge, then carry straight on keeping to the right of the fence. Continue walking away from the bridge for a couple of hundred metres, then head back left up the banking to rejoin the path by the fence. Continue along this path, all the while heading away from the bridge.

house on the left opposite a grassy picnic area. Continue ahead along the side of the river following the sign for "Radical Steps and Ruskin's View".

Follow this path for a further few hundred metres where the path leaves the fence to go around the right-hand side of a large tree. Shortly after this, go through a metal kissing gate, then four steps must be climbed and descended on the left-hand side of the path, to get round the metal chain, which crosses the path. Continue ahead on the now metalled path, which is now by the side of the river. After a further 70 metres the path again becomes un-metalled, and continues on past a large stone faced

The view here was described by John Ruskin in 1875 as one of the loveliest in England, therefore the World. Painted by Turner in 1822, the scene presents a gentle panorama of river, meadow, woods and hills in almost perfect balance. The panoramic view ranges from the Howgills in the North along over Middleton Fell, Calf Top and then round to the East to Gragareth and Ingleborough. The landscape is as a result of the formation hundreds of millions of years ago of the ancient rocks of the Howgills and Middleton Fells to the left and the later limestone Hills of Gragareth and Ingleborough to the right. Having initially been led down under the sea these hills were then left high above the flatter land by vertical shifts in the earth's crust along the fault lines which run from left to right. The higher ground and the valleys were gradually eroded and weathered by glaciers and rainwater over many thousands of years, with the soil being removed and deposited to form fertile meadows in Middle Lunesdale in front of Ruskin's View.

Shades of Green

The path slowly heads downwards and becomes bounded by a stone wall about two metres in height on the left and the river on the right. When the wall ends, turn left up the Radical Steps. The Radical Steps were built in 1819 by Francis Pearson. They were called Radical by the locals, due to Pearson's radical political persuasion. At the top of the 86 steps of seemingly different sizes, turn right at the Gazebo following the sign for "Ruskin's View 100 yards". Upon reaching Ruskin's View there is a board showing the layout of the surrounding hills.

Green Room - light lunches, homemade soups, all day breakfast’s, home baking and much more, take away available Shades of Green - Gifts, homewares, children’s toys, candles, soaps and more.... Dogs welcome in both premises 36 and 36a Main Street Opening times: Kirkby Lonsdale The Green Room Via Carnforth 9.30am to 4.30pm in summer, LANCS 10am to 4pm in winter LA6 2AJ Shades of Green Tel: 01524 371588 10am - 5pm

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Turn round and head back towards the top of the Radical Steps, this time continuing straight into the graveyard down the left-hand side of St. Mary's church, the oldest building in Kirkby Lonsdale. Where the path forks with the right-hand fork continuing on in the graveyard, take the left fork at a black lamppost down a small cobbled alleyway, which leads out into the old market square. Cross the square and turn right into Mill Brow for the few yards which leads up onto Main street. Upon reaching this road at the Wine Merchants, turn left and follow the one-way street past the Red Dragon Public House until a road junction is reached. Turn left onto this road (Town End), effectively almost continuing on the same direction, along the top of the Market Square, past the Tourist Information, then on for a further one hundred metres where the A65 is reached. Turn left onto the A65 following the sign for Skipton for about fifty metres, before turning left back down to the car parking spaces.

Local Attractions

Kirkby Lonsdale



Local  Walks

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Kirkby Lonsdale - Casterton - Kirkby Lonsdale The walk starts in the superb market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, where many a pleasant hour can be spent exploring its delightful hidden alleyways and squares. The route takes you past inviting shops to the churchyard, which is carpeted with daffodils in spring. At the far side, Ruskinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s View can be found. The view of the River Lune at this point inspired a painting by Turner and was famously admired by 5XVNLQ ÂśWKHĂ&#x20AC;QHVWLQDOO(QJODQG¡ KHQFHWKHQDPH From here you descend to follow the river all the way to Devilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bridge, which is a scheduled ancient monument and another of Turnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s subjects. A short FOLPEXSWKURXJKĂ&#x20AC;HOGVEULQJV\RXWR+LJK&DVWHUWRQ with its wonderful mellow old stone houses. More Ă&#x20AC;HOGVDUHWUDYHUVHGEHIRUH\RXUHDFK)HOOIRRW5RDG This ancient track gives excellent walking for approximately three kilometres and you can relax

and enjoy the stunning views all around. The heights of Bowland, the Lune Valley and the Lakeland Fells can all be seen as you stride along. Also of interest along the track are the sheepfold sculptures by the internationally renowned artist Andy Goldsworthy. There are 16 stones in all, each enclosed in its own sheepfold; these form SDUWRIWKH8.<HDURI9LVXDO$UWVLQ&XPEULD 3URMHFWGHYHORSHGE\&XPEULD&RXQW\&RXQFLO (YHQWXDOO\\RXGURSGRZQWKURXJKĂ&#x20AC;HOGVRQFHPRUH WR&DVWHUWRQDORYHO\YLOODJHZKLFKDOVRERDVWVDQ excellent pub. 1H[WWKHPDJQLĂ&#x20AC;FHQWEXLOGLQJRI&DVWHUWRQ+DOO is passed before traversing another very old lane, which brings you back to Devilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bridge and so on up into Kirkby Lonsdale market square.

Arnside to Kirkby Lonsdale - The Limestone Link This walk is one that I have led a few times now for the hardier souls in Southport Ramblers and one which my friends have found very enjoyable. It is a lengthy undertaking which can be done in either direction, although I favour the way I describe it, from west to east, since the wind tends to be at your back this way.

It is a complex route, hence the large number of waymarks, but it is very satisfying, with a number of not too strenuous climbs and some beautiful land scapes, with views of the Lakeland fells stretched out to the north and of some of the Yorkshire Dales favourites close at hand.


Local Bike  Rides

Kirkby Lonsdale

Arnside - Kirkby Lonsdale 26 miles (41km) Moderate/Challenge Start & parking: In Arnside, along the waterfront Train station: Arnside Refreshments: Lots of choice in Arnside, café at Oasis Wildlife Centre on the A6, lots of choice in Kirkby Lonsdale, café at Beetham Nurseries, Wheatsheaf pub in Beetham. Leave behind views of the Kent Estuary and the Lakeland fells as you turn inland into the broadleaf woodland of the area. The busy exit from Arnside is soon replaced by quiet lanes and a broad stone-based byway going by the wonderful name of Dollywood Lane. Emerge on the A6 with a chance to visit the Oasis Wildlife Centre. This really is the north–south transport corridor as you cross the A6, the West Coast mainline, the Lancaster Canal, the M6 and the A6070 in the space of two miles. Climb steeply beyond Burton up onto the limestone crags of Hutton Roof before dropping down to the delights of Kirkby /RQVGDOHZLWKÀQHYLHZVWRZDUGV,QJOHERURXJK7KH return route takes a more northerly course including ÀQHYLHZVQRUWKWRZDUGVWKH+RZJLOOVIURPDJDWHG lane with grass growing up the middle. There is a last climb beyond Beetham to Storth leading back to Arnside.

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Explore  Milnthorpe Historic Sizergh Castle and Gardens, situated around four miles south of the town of Kendal, is now owned by the National Trust, although a member of the Strickland family, who have been in possesion of the house since 1239, still occupies their ancestral home.


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Local  History


Historically a part of Westmorland, Milnthorpe is the site of the 19th-century Church of St Thomas, which overlooks The Green and The Square - prior to its construction Milnthorpe was in the parish of Heversham. Milnthorpe became a centre of business and activity because it was originally a port, using the River Bela and estuary QRZRQO\QDYLJDEOHWR$UQVLGH DQGLWUHPDLQVDVLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQW commercial centre for the area. Local industry includes Duralon Combs - a 300-year old comb making family business. Milnthorpe is also home to Big Fish ,QWHUQHW/WGWKHYHU\Ă&#x20AC;UVW:HG'HVLJQ$JHQF\LQ(QJODQG founded early in 1996. Tourism and hospitality have always thrived (being a convenient stop off point on the A6 for coaches and cars en route to the Lake District -- and just to the north is Levens Hall, famed for its topiary). The village used WREHDPDMRUWUDIĂ&#x20AC;FERWWOHQHFNEHIRUHWKHRSHQLQJRIWKH0 motorway in 1970, and the A590/A591 Kendal link road a few years later. The popular childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drink Um Bongo was made here by Libbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Milnthorpe back in the 1980s. (DFK-XO\WKH0LOQWKRUSH0HQ¡V)RUXPKROGVLWVDQQXDODUW exhibition in the church. Milnthorpe has two steel bands - one for adults and the other based in the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s junior school. The grade I listed house Dallam Tower, with an estate known for its deer, stands near to the River Bela just south west of Milnthorpe, whilst St. Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tower may be seen on the top of St. Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hill to the north east of the town centre, overlooking the village and the housing estate of Owlet Ash Fields in nearby Ackenthwaite. It has one secondary school, called Dallam School. and one primary school, called Milnthorpe Primary School. The three pubs in the village are the Cross Keys Hotel, The Bulls Head and the Coach and Horses.






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This comfortable and intimate venue is located in a listed building at the entrance to Beetham Village. Audiences are drawn from a wide area, encompassed by Kendal, Carnforth, Grange-over-Sands and Kirkby Lonsdale and locations further afield, who come to enjoy. BSUt selling exhibitions from different artists six times a year EBODFt in various forms appropriate to the limits of the stage UIFBUSFt with incoming amateur and professional companies NVTJDt to suit all tastes from a variety of different ensembles Ä&#x2022;MNt interesting screenings each month throughout the year Ä&#x2021;F)FSPOÄ&#x2021;FBUSFt4UBOMFZ4USFFUt#FFUIBNt.JMOUIPSQFt$VNCSJB-""4 5FMtXXXUIFIFSPOUIFBUSFDPNtCPYPÄ?DF!UIFIFSPOUIFBUSFDPN

Explore  Milnthorpe Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is a unique and exciting blend of exotic wildlife and interactive hands-on displays, which take you through 3,000 million years of evolution and follow the development of life on Earth - from magic molecules to mischievous monkeys. Exhibits range from curassow to computers, from fossils to fossas and include some of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most threatened species which are kept here as part of international breeding programmes. You can enjoy getting really close to QDWXUHEXWWHUĂ LHVELUGVDQGHYHQEDWV Ă \IUHHDPRQJWKHH[RWLFYHJHWDWLRQ of the tropical halls. Lizards lounge in their open-plan enclosure and industrious leaf-cutter ants can be tracked as they toil along their suspended rope walk carrying slices of leaf many times their own body weight. Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is an all-weather attraction. Our WURSLFDOKDOODQGEXWWHUĂ \ house are ideal venues for those wet days, and our friendly staff are always on hand to answer your queries

and to let you meet some of the inhabitants face-to-face. Sunny days are appreciated by many of the inhabitants, though - the lemurs and monkeys being particularly keen sunbathers. So whether you want to meet the meerkats, contribute to conservation or stroke a snake, the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is the place to be!

A BRIEF HISTORY OF LEVENS HALL 7KHĂ&#x20AC;UVWGZHOOLQJDW/HYHQVZDVDPHGLHYDOSHOH tower, built by the de Redman family of Yealand Redmayne. The Bellingham family, who were wealthy landowners, chose Levens as their main residence in the 1590s and incorporated the IRUWLĂ&#x20AC;HGWRZHULQWRDJHQWOHPDQ¡VUHVLGHQFH7KH\ employed local craftsmen to carve the oak panelling, incorporated elaborate Italian plasterwork, including Elizabeth the Firstâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coat of arms and stained glass - all of which can be seen today. The historic house became the property of Colonel James Grahme in 1688 after his career at Court in the service of King James II. He brought with him a young French gardener, Guillaume Beaumont, a pupil of le Notre at Versailles, to plan a fashionable JDUGHQDW/HYHQV7KLVIDPLO\KRPHFRQWDLQVĂ&#x20AC;QH furniture, paintings, one of the best examples in Europe of Spanish leather wall coverings, the earliest English patchwork, Wellingtoniana, clocks and PLQLDWXUHVDQGKDVEHFRPHRQHRIWKHĂ&#x20AC;QHVWVWDWHO\ homes in south Cumbria.


Leighton Hall

The earliest records of Leighton Hall go back 750 years to 1246, when it is known that Adam D’Avranches had a fortified manor here. Since then there have been 26 owners of the property and only twice has the ownership passed by sale. Even now, the current owner is a descendant of that first recorded resident. Every owner of Leighton Hall, with one exception, has been a Roman Catholic and during Penal Times a priest was always hidden somewhere in the house. The only owner to conform to the Established Church was Sir George Middleton, the last of the Middletons of Leighton, although his wife remained a staunch Recusant throughout, Sir George was a distinguished Cavalier. A colonel of the Royal Army, he was both knighted and made baronet on the same day at Durham in 1642. He was twice High Sheriff of Lancashire and paid fines amounting to £2646 for his loyalty to the Crown in Cromwellian times. He was succeeded by his grandson, George Middleton Oldfield, who died at Leighton Hall in 1708. The next owner, the unfortunate Albert Hodgson, who had married Oldfield’s daughter Dorothy, was taken at Preston in the 1715 Jacobite Rising. Leighton Hall was sacked and burned by government troops & Hodgson’s life interest in the property was confiscated. However, in 1722 Leighton Hall was sold at public auction and bought back for Hodgson by a friend, a Mr Winkley from Preston. Hodgson was eventually released from prison and retired to his ruined and heavily mortgaged property. The situation was saved in the next generation by his daughter, Mary marrying the wealthy George Towneley of Towneley Hall. George Towneley rebuilt the house in the Adam style, replanted the woods and laid out the park in 1763. The present beauty of Leighton Hall’s grounds is very much a result of George Towneley’s investment. Unfortunately there were no children of the marriage and in 1782 Mr and Mrs Towneley left Leighton after establishing their chaplain in a house at Yealand which became the present Catholic presbytery. When in 1786 Mr Towneley died, the property


was sold by his nephew, John, to Alexander Worswick of Ellel Grange in 1805. Worswick was a banker in Lancaster and married to Alice Gillow. His son, Thomas failed in business after the Napoleonic Wars, but this was the start of the two hundred year association of Leighton Hall with the famous Gillow family. Thomas sold the property in 1822 to his cousin Richard Gillow, the grandson of Robert Gillow, the founder of the famous furniture business Gillow & Co. of Lancaster. Richard was a man with fashionable ideas and so he refaced the house in the new “Gothic” style between 1822 and 1825 and retired from the business to live the life of a country squire at Leighton Hall. His wife was a Stapleton from Carlton Towers in Yorkshire. Their son, Richard Thomas Gillow, inherited the property in 1849 and died in 1906 at the magnificent age of 99. Known throughout the county as the “Old Squire”, he built the Roman Catholic Church at Yealand in 1850 and the new Victorian wing at Leighton Hall in 1870. When he reached the age of 70, he was convinced that he had not much longer to live and could only be induced to carry out minor repairs, saying that the things would see him out. As he lived another 29 years, his grandson, Charles Richard Gillow, inherited a very dilapidated property. Charles died in 1923, but his widow lived on at Leighton Hall until her death in 1966 at the age of 96. Their daughter Helen, married Mr, James R. Reynolds who was the son of the late Sir James P. Reynolds, Bt. Of Woolton, near Liverpool. On her death in 1977 the house passed to their eldest son Mr. Richard Gillow Reynolds, who married Susan Kenyon, and they have two daughters, Katherine and Lucy. Richard and Susan Gillow Reynolds are the current owners of Leighton Hall. Like his father, Richard Gillow Reynolds continues to improve and renovate the Hall and its estate.

Explore  Warton Warton is an historic village featuring one of the oldest buildings in the area. Warton Rectory, now managed by English Heritage, is a rare survival of a large 14th century stone house with great hall and chambers, which once served as a residence and courthouse for the wealthy and powerful rectors of Warton. Take a walk up Warton Crag, which at 163m high, is the highest point in the AONB. Hidden amongst the scrub crowning its summit are the remnants of ditches that protected an Iron Age fort. Spring and Summer are the best times to visit to VHHWKHZRQGHUIXODUUD\RIZLOGĂ RZHUVDQGWKHDUHD LVH[WUHPHO\LPSRUWDQWIRUEXWWHUĂ LHVLQSDUWLFXODU the high brown and pearl-bordered fritillaries. Views from the summit over Morecambe Bay are breathtaking. :DUWRQLVDOVRIDPRXVIRULWVFRQQHFWLRQVWRWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW president of the United States, George Washington, whose ancestors can be traced back to the village. The family crest in the church is said to have LQVSLUHGWKHGHVLJQRIWKH$PHULFDQĂ DJ

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Fish and Chips are still Britain’s favourite Take-Away food. We serve the finest Haddock and a menu full of diversity and choice. You can also enjoy our extensive menu in our Big Chip Cafe overlooking Morecambe Bay. We cater for those with a Gluten Intolerance No need to pre order, we have our Gluten Free batter available at all times.

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The Little Shop

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She Sells “Eco-Chic Boutique”

She Sells is a ladies dress agency that sells pre-loved designer labels and top-end high-street casual clothing, evening wear, handbags, shoes and accessories, all at a snip of their original price! We also sell childrens clothing.

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Explore  Arnside Lying on the shores of Morecambe Bay, this attractive village is popular with both visitors and the local community. Take in stunning views of the Lakeland Fells and spectacular sunsets, browse the local shops, stop for a drink or a meal in the cafes and pubs or enjoy a gentle stroll along the promenade. Cross Bay Walks People have walked across the sands of Morecambe %D\IRUKXQGUHGVRI\HDUVEXWZLWKIDVWĂ RZLQJ WLGHVHYHUFKDQJLQJFKDQQHOVDQGTXLFNVDQGVLW LVDGDQJHURXVSODFHWREHZLWKRXWWKHKHOSRIWKH Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide, who leads several walks each year. 7RĂ&#x20AC;QGRXWGDWHVRI&URVV%D\:DONVDQGKRZWR UHJLVWHUYLVLWZZZJUDQJHRYHUVDQGVQHWWRXULVW information or telephone 015395 34026

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Explore Arnside This is pleasant walk through mature woodlands, which contrast with the Kent Estuary. In addition there are breathtaking views across to the Lake District. An added bonus is an abundance of wildlife with woodland and seabirds and if you are lucky Red Squirrels. Also keep a look out for seals fishing in the tidal streams near the shore. The start is at ‘The Park’ a small free National Trust Car Park (grid ref. SD471759) on the northern side of Silverdale. Enter Eaves Woods from the car park and follow the footpath. This in turn follows the boundary on the left in a south-westerly direction. Keep to the wider footpath which later follows a high wall on the left. Keep straight on through the woods and open glades turning to a northerly direction until you reach a caravan site. Drop down into the caravan site crossing the service road and continuing up the grass bank. You will find a path to the right and this drops down to Arnside Tower (Grid ref. 458769). A medieval peel tower it was built as a refuge for the villagers from marauding bands of Scots. From here you can see your onward route, which is over the stile then down to the farm and up their lane to the main road ahead. At this point there is a gate into the Arnside Knott Woods. Follow the main footpath left. It heads west before turning

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north into a small car park. Walk through this car park with its distant views of the Lake District. Just before leaving the car park there is a board on the right naming the mountains in the distance. It is worth climbing the hill behind to gain even better views. Exit the car park over the cattle grid and go down the lane taking the road on the left at the bottom. This road leads to a bridleway down to New Barns (Grid ref. 445778) and the River Kent with the Kent Viaduct to your right. Turn to the left up to the buildings taking note of the warnings regarding quicksand’s etc! You now have a choice of routes - either to go right following the shoreline around Blackstone Point to a bay prior to Arnside Point (Grid ref. 438773) or take the lane to the left which cuts overland through a small campsite to the same bay. We are now walking south. There is now a further choice although if the tide is in then the choice may be made for you. The first option is to walk along the shoreline whilst the second is to take the high path in the woods, which also follows the shoreline. If you are taking the high path then look for a narrow path towards the end of this bay up into the woods to join the path south, care must be taking on this path as there are steep drops on the right. If your choice is the shore then follow the coastline notice boards state ‘of siren warnings when the tide is coming in’. Luckily there are many places where you can scramble up to the footpath. Just prior to the end of the path, at Hollins Farm Caravan Site drop down to the shore and continue to follow the coastline. Leave the shore at the slipway running down from a metalled road (Grid ref. 457749).

Tel: 01524 761217 3a The Promenade Arnside (Under the Heron Cafe)

Continue up this road passing The Silverdale Hotel and at the T-junction turn left. Then left again at the top. This road takes you through Silverdale passing shops, cottages and the unique fire station building. Just after a road joins you from the left with a cemetery on the right take the steep footpath left up into the woods. On reaching the footpath in the woods turn right, continue along this path turning right again at the first junction back to the start.

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Explore  Arnside Situated about a mile and a half outside of Arnside, and to the South East of Arnside Knott, Arnside tower is a spectacular and almost unique example of a Cumbrian pele tower. The oldest building in the parish, the tower was built in the late 14 or early 15th century, and was a free standing tower (most pele towers had outbuildings or were attached to a house or hall of some sort) 7KHWRZHUZRXOGRULJLQDOO\KDYHEHHQIRXUDQGĂ&#x20AC;YH storeys tall, however due to systematic dismantling DQGZHDWKHULQJDQGDJHLWLVQRZERWKURRĂ HVVDQG Ă RRUOHVV7KHWRZHUZDVVHYHUHO\EXUQHGLQ SUREDEO\WKURXJKDGRPHVWLFĂ&#x20AC;UHUDWKHUWKDQDV the result of an attack, but was repaired and then RFFXSLHG%HWZHHQDQGWKHGLVPDQWOLQJ occurred, with building materials being removed to Beetham and Knowsley.

,QWKHQRZDOUHDG\UXLQRXVWRZHUZDV subjected to a particularly severe storm, which resulted in the destruction of most of the south west angle of the cross wall, with the South wall also being damaged. The tower is now virtually split in two, with one portion containing the four storeys with domestic rooms, and the other portion FRQWDLQLQJWKHĂ&#x20AC;YHVWRUH\VZLWKWKHJDUGHUREHDQG the taller part of the tower. Most of the windows have had the decorative surrounds removed over the years, and are now no more than gaps in the masonry. The same can be said of all the doorways. Some of the parapet still remains on the north west wall and on the summit of the tallest part of the tower. The turret staircase is still largely intact, although the interior of the tower is in such a state that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not recommended that the ruins be entered.

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From Beetham village a path climbs to Beetham fell and leads to the Âś)DLU\6WHSV¡7KHVHFRQGRIWZRĂ LJKWVRIVWRQHVWHSVZKHUHWKH QDUURZSDVVDJHVTXHH]HVEHWZHHQWZRVKHHUURFNIDFHVYLDDĂ LJKWRI natural stone stairs is so named because of a legend. Supposedly, if you climb or descend the steps without touching the limestone sides of the narrow gully, the fairies will grant your wish. However only someone whose stature matches that of a fairy stands any chance of accomplishing this impossible feat, as in places the cleft is as narrow as a foot at shoulder height. Those with second sight are believed to be able to witness the fairy folk skipping up the steps. The steps are situated on one Lakelandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corpse trails, along which the FRIĂ&#x20AC;QVRIWKRVHZKRGLHGLQPRUHUHPRWHDQGLQDFFHVVLEOHZLOGHUQHVVHV of the neighbourhood, would be carried for burial in the nearby FKXUFK\DUG7KHLGHDWKDWSDOOEHDUHUVFRXOGPDQRHXYUHDFRIĂ&#x20AC;QXSWKLV cleft is hard to believe. Several of the iron rings through which ropes were threaded to haul the FRIĂ&#x20AC;QVXSWKHVKHHUURFNIDFHDUHVWLOOYLVLEOHLQWKLVSHDFHIXODQGLG\OOLF haunt.

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WE MUST have looked hesitant, although I thought we were just being laid back. Anyway, the customer who had just emerged from the Cinnamon Spice in Silverdale seemed to think we were unsure about entering because he said to me: “You can’t go wrong in there, mate. It’s the best food around.” Maybe he was on commission, it’s hard to say, but it turned out that he was telling the truth. Cinnamon Spice is a pleasantly appointed eating place, which opened less than three months ago. It is also very obliging for those who like a drop of alcohol with their nosh. The owners are happy for you to buy your wine or beer from the convenience store next door and there appears to be no corkage charge. In addition, the restaurant has its own nod to convenience with a cash machine prominently positioned by the payment desk. This is essential because Cinnamon Spice doesn’t accept credit or debit cards. So, the place is doing its best to be user friendly. The only question is: does its culinary attributes live up to same standard? The answer is ‘yes’. T’other half and I entered our usual arrangement and shared a starter, veg pakora, which was very tasty while not over-spicy.

Thereafter, we went our separate ways on the mains - yours truly enthusiastically devouring a special balti (a mix of chicken, lamb and prawn with fresh garlic, ginger, tomato, fresh coriander and selected balti spices), while the wife opted for a chicken tikka pasandra (cooked in delicate mild spices with almonds coconut, fresh cream and mango pulp). 7KH PDLQV ZHUH TXLWH ÀOOLQJ VR ZH SDVVHG RQ GHVVHUW EXW VWLOO left Cinnamon Spice feeling rather pleased with ourselves for ÀQGLQJVXFKDJHP Total cost of the meal with mineral water: £25.20 WESTMORLAND GAZETTE

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Local History Silverdale is a village and civil parish within the City of Lancaster in Lancashire, England. The village stands on Morecambe Bay, near the border with Cumbria, 4.5 miles (7 km) north west of Carnforth and 8.5 miles (14 km) north of Lancaster. The parish had a population of 1,545 recorded in the 2001 census. Silverdale forms part of the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The RSPB’s Leighton Moss nature reserve is close to the village. The National Trust owns several pieces of land in the area.The Lancashire Coastal Way footpath goes

Silverdale from Silverdale to Freckleton, and the Cumbria Coastal Way goes from Silverdale to Gretna. It is served by nearby Silverdale railway station on the line from Lancaster to Barrow in Furness. The Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell (1810– 1865) regularly holidayed in Silverdale and is said to have written some of her works in Lindeth Tower in the village; the Gaskell Memorial Hall in the centre of the village is named after her. The English poet Gordon Bottomley (1874–1948) lived in Silverdale in later life.

The Silverdale Hoard The Silverdale Hoard is a collection of over 200 pieces of silver jewellery and coins discovered near Silverdale, Lancashire, England, in September 2011.The items were deposited together in a lead casket buried about 16 inches (41 cm) underground ZKLFKZDVIRXQGLQDÀHOGE\DPHWDOGHWHFWRULVW It is believed to date to around AD 900, a time of LQWHQVHFRQÁLFWEHWZHHQWKH$QJOR6D[RQVDQGWKH Danish settlers of northern England. The hoard is one of the largest Viking hoards ever discovered in the UK and is currently on display at the %ULWLVK0XVHXP,WLVSDUWLFXODUO\VLJQLÀFDQWIRU its inclusion of a coin stamped with the name of a previously unknown Viking ruler.


Explore Silverdale The Silverdale/Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a part of Lancashire that deserves wider recognition but doesn’t get it, mainly because of its proximity to the Lake District. The good old M6 just propels all those visitors north to junction 36 and beyond. Yet here is a perfect landscape in miniature, combining limestone hills, extensive woodland and an enchanting coastline. This walk will introduce you to all these elements as well as the quiet village of Silverdale. Start: National Trust car park at Eaves Wood, Park Road, Silverdale. Exit 35 M6. Join A6 northbound. Keep on A6 for a little over two miles. Turn left into Nineteen Acre Lane opposite sign for Cinderbarrow Car Park. At the junction turn right into Silverdale Road. Follow Storrs Lane past Leighton Moss RSPB reserve to reach a T junction. Turn right. Pass station on right. As the road leads round bend to right, turn left into Park Road. The car park is a short distance on the right. Distance: 12 Km or 7½ miles Time: 3-4 hours Terrain: Mainly easy woodland walking with a modest climb to the Pepperpot. Map: OL 7 Explorer: The English Lakes; South-eastern area 1. Car Park to Silverdale via Hawes Water (5 Km or 3 miles: 1 hr 45 mins) From car park step back into the lane and turn left. At the junction keep ahead and follow road as it bends to right and then turn left into Moss Lane. At the end of Moss Lane enter Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve, passing Hawes Water on your left. At various points wooden causeways have been built to assist walkers. At a junction of paths on the north side of the lake, turn left across a stream. At the next junction turn left onto a bridleway. This will bring you to Ford Lane. Turn left onto Ford Lane. After Challon Hall take a footpath across a stone stile on the right of the road. On reaching a lane turn left then right on a footpath across the railway. TAKE CARE. Keep ahead

on a footpath that brings you to the edge of Eaves Wood. On entering the wood keep on the main track, soon you will encounter way marked signs indicating directions to the car park, the Pepperpot and the Cove. Your objective is the Cove, but a diversion to the Pepperpot is worth every effort. The Pepperpot is a stone monument built to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee with a fine view over Morecambe Bay. After visiting it retrace your steps to a junction of paths where a signpost will put you on track for the Cove. A short distance on the track divides. Here take the left fork and quickly you reach the cottages of Elmslack. Across the lane look for a footpath sign and follow it as it threads its way to reach Cove Road. Turn right. At the next junction keep ahead to reach a cove. You have arrived at Morecambe Bay. When the tide is out you may find the sands inviting, but straying out onto them is not advised; enjoy the view from the safety of the shore. Follow the Lancashire Coastal Way south with the bay on your right to reach Shore Road. (When the tide is in take the footpath on the left across two pastures to reach Shore Road almost opposite Lindeth Road) 2. Silverdale to Car Park (5 Km or 3 miles: 1½ hrs) From Shore Road walk up towards the village and turn right into Lindeth Road. After 700m when the road swings left into Hollins Lane go ahead onto a narrower lane that passes Lindeth Tower and brings you to the coast after a 10 minute walk. Pass Jenny Brown’s Point on your right. The lane ends at Brown’s House. Follow the path as it hugs the shore across boulders, then mud flats and then seagrass. In another 10 minutes cross the Coastal Way to enter woodland. Follow this path for 800m to reach Hollins Lane. Turn right and then left into Slackwood Lane. At the next junction turn right into Bottoms Lane. At 150m take a track on the right. Follow this through woodland as it takes a sharp bend to the left. This brings you to Burton’s Well. After reaching Lambert’s Meadow, turn right across a footbridge to follow the path to a gate. The path climbs up a low escarpment and will soon bring you to a lane. Turn left to arrive at Park Road with the car park directly ahead.


Explore  Silverdale Lying just across the border from Arnside in Lancashire, Silverdale is a pleasant village offering sheltered walks through limestone woodland and panoramic views along the shore with several pubs and tea rooms for refreshments along the way. Trowbarrow Local Nature Reserve is a redundant quarry revealing a glimpse of 330 million years of geological history. A variety of habitats mean it is home to a wide range RIDQLPDOVELUGVLQVHFWVDQGZLOGà RZHUV The view from the limestone seat on Jack Stout at sunset is spectacular. 230 different types of plants, including rockrose and autumn ladies tresses, can be found on this species rich limestone grassland owned and managed by the National Trust. Everyone has their favourite bit of the National Trusts Eaves Wood. Ancient woodland, open forest Š Robert Swain

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Local  History

Carnforth is in the north-western corner of Lancashire, about six miles north of Lancaster not far from the Cumbrian border. In the Domesday Book of 1086, Carnforth was referred to as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cherenefordeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. There have been a couple of suggestions as to the origins of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cherenefordeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. It could come from â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;a ford where cranes frequentedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or simply from its original position as a crossing point over the River Keer. The area also has valuable deposits of sand and gravel, caused by the fall of a glacier during the Ice Age that ground across the landscape. Settled by invading Danes, many of the place names in the surrounding district suggest Scandinavian origin Hallgarth, Grisedale and Thrang End are examples. Shifts in the salt marsh occasionally reveal shipyard artefacts including remnants of tools and half-wrought ship yard timber. This suggests that at some time in the past, the River Keer was navigable by small ships. For most of its life Carnforth changed little and remained a small rural hamlet for many years. Even as recently as 1801, Carnforth only had a population of 219. Ancient Saxon courts were held on nearby hills known as MootHow. Charles II encamped his army at Carnforth in 1651 on his way to Scotland.


Carnforth With the emergence of the Industrial Revolution arrived the progress that Carnforth needed. The Lancaster Canal was opened in 1797, allowing coal to be transported along the canal by horse-drawn barges. The canal made little improvement to Carnforth and its population remained low. In the memorandum of resident James Irvine, the town consisted of: 28 cottages, 17 farms, two good houses, a school, a smithy, a Methodist chapel, a station (a halt) and three pubs. It was not until the opening of the railway junction that the town really WRRNRII$SRVWRIĂ&#x20AC;FH PRQH\RUGHURIĂ&#x20AC;FH workingmenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s building society, newsroom, library DQGHLJKWĂ&#x20AC;UVWFODVVKRXVHV were all built. The Iron Works In the 1840s, Carnforth became the site for a new iron works. Many of the workers came from the Earl of Dudleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s failing works in Worcestershire. Then, with the opening of the station, the Railway Companies needed to build more houses to accommodate the staff and engine drivers. With the increase of workers, the population thus trebled during the next ten years to 1091. In 1864, the iron works was taken over by the Carnforth Haematite Company, which expanded production by bringing in ore from the

Local  History Furness Peninsula using the railway. In 1872, the works started using the Bessemer process to produce high quality steel. However, by the 1890s things were not going well, and three of the four blast furnaces were closed and production carried on until the iron works was closed in 1929. Even in the present day, the site is still often referred to as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Old Iron Worksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The Railway Station Carnforth and its station have grown up alongside each other. Carnforth has a long association with the railways GDWLQJEDFNWRZKHQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWVWDWLRQRSHQHG The town further expanded when it formed the junction of three railway lines. Later, Carnforth was also linked WRWKHFRDOĂ&#x20AC;HOGVRI'XUKDPE\WKH6RXWK'XUKDPDQG Lancashire Railway. Its importance as a railway centre continued through into the 20th Century. Now more IDPRXVDVDUDLOZD\WRZQ&DUQIRUWK6WDWLRQZDVWKH ORFDWLRQIRUWKHĂ&#x20AC;OPLQJRIWKHZHOONQRZQĂ&#x20AC;OP%ULHI Encounter starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson. 7KLVĂ&#x20AC;OPKDVEHHQUHJDUGHGDVRQHRIWKHEHVWHYHUWR FRPHRXWRIWKH%ULWLVKĂ&#x20AC;OPLQGXVWU\ &DUQIRUWKVWDWLRQH[SDQGHGWRĂ&#x20AC;YHSODWIRUPVWZRRI which were main line stops. By 1970 however, the main line platforms had been closed and physically removed, leaving Carnforth once again as a branch line. Eventually, HYHQWKHWLFNHWRIĂ&#x20AC;FHZDVFORVHGDQGWKHRQO\%ULWLVK Rail staff there were those signing on and off shift. ,Q&DUQIRUWK6WDWLRQDQG5DLOZD\7UXVW&R/WG was formed with a view to refurbishing the station and turning it into a tourist attraction for fans of Brief Encounter. Even the mechanical components (once WKRXJKWORVW RIWKHFORFNWKDWIHDWXUHVVRVLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWO\ LQWKHĂ&#x20AC;OPKDYHEHHQUHFRYHUHGDQGZDVUHIXUELVKHG,W was restarted on Friday, 5 July, 2002, at 3pm. Apparently the clock was built somewhere around 1880 by Joyce RI:LWFKXUFKKRZHYHUGXHWRDPDMRUĂ&#x20AC;UHDWWKH manufacturers site, records no longer exist. 6WHDPWRZQ Not far from Carnforth railway station is what used to be WKHÂś&DUQIRUWK0RWLYH3RZHU'HSRW¡ZKHUHPDQ\VWHDP engines were based in steamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heyday. However, on 13 August, 1968, the very last job undertaken by a steam engine on British railways was completed at Carnforth. 7KHĂ&#x20AC;UHVLQHQJLQHZHUHDOORZHGWRGURSWKDW evening. And so ended the steam era in Britain. 'XULQJWKHODVWZHHNVRIVWHDP&DUQIRUWKEHFDPH very popular with enthusiasts, and sometime in 1969, 6WHDPWRZQZDVERUQRXWRIWKHDVKHVVRWRVSHDNRIWKH ROG0RWLYH3RZHU'HSRW2YHUWKH\HDUV6WHDPWRZQ preserved and restored many engines, and for quite some time was the home of such famous locomotives as 7KH)O\LQJ6FRWVPDQ0DOODUGDQG6LU1LJHO*UHVOH\


not to mention many others familiar to rail enthusiasts. ,QFLGHQWDOO\WKHWUDLQIHDWXUHGLQWKH+DUU\3RWWHUĂ&#x20AC;OPV called the Hogwarts Express on screen is stored in the VKHGVDW6WHDPWRZQ Regrettably, due to the increase in commercial work at 6WHDPWRZQWKHGHFLVLRQZDVWDNHQWRFORVHWKHVLWHWR the general public for safety reasons in 1997. Work still JRHVRQDW6WHDPWRZQ2IVOLJKWQRWHIRUHQWKXVLDVWVWKH FRQFUHWHFRDOLQJSODQWWKHUHZDVEXLOWGXULQJWKH6HFRQG World War, apparently by Italian prisoners of war. This coaling plant is still functional, an in fact still uses the original electric motors! The Present Day Carnforth is a town getting its second wind. The area is one of great natural beauty and history. It has excellent transport connections by road and rail and is a convenient stopping off point for people travelling to the Lake 'LVWULFW


Explore Carnforth Leighton Moss is the largest reedbed in north-west England, and home to some really special birds such as breeding bitterns, bearded tits and marsh harriers. You might see deer too, not to mention EXWWHUÁLHVDSOHQW\ Choose from a selection of trails and hides, most of which are suitable for wheelchairs, and get right to the heart of the reedbed. Or take the nature trail alongside two coastal lagoons to see lots of wading and water birds (ask in the visitor centre for more details). &KLOGUHQZLOOORYHÀQGLQJRXWPRUHDERXWWKH reserve from the displays in the visitor centre and you can also enjoy a home-made meal and a drink in the tea room. Opening times

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The reserve and visitor centre are open daily all year round (except 25 December). The reserve is open from dawn to dusk and the visitor centre from 9.30 am to 5 pm (to 4.30 pm during December and January). Entrance charges Free to the visitor centre and cafe. Admission to hides and nature trails: £5 adults, £3 concessions, £1 children, £10 family. Free to RSPB members DQGWKRVHZKRFRPHE\SXEOLFWUDQVSRUWRURQELNH

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Explore Carnforth

Free Wildlife Explorer backpacks available. Family events run in the holidays. Interactive display panels in the education room. Interpretation panels on the nature trails. High chairs and childrens books and toys in the tea room. Information for dog owners Dogs are allowed in the car parks and along the Causeway, which is a public footpath and bridleway. However, dogs are not allowed on the main reserve footpaths. Please keep them on a lead at all times.

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If you are new to birdwatching... RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve is an ideal place for people new to birdwatching with a wide variety of birds to be seen throughout the year. There is a full programme of events and information available to help you get started. Our friendly staff are happy to provide help and advice. Information for families

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Trungs Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant 4 Main Road, Bolton-le-Sands, Carnforth, Lancashire LA5 8DH Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant Here at Trungs Restaurant in Bolton-Le-Sands, we welcome you to a taste of the best Vietnamese and Chinese delicacies and homestyle cuisine. We are a family owned and run restaurant offering the best in traditional oriental food which we believe will make you want to keep visting us again and again. Our aim is to guarantee satisfaction no matter what your eating preferences, from vegetarian meals, to seafood delicacies and a large variety of meat dishes.

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Telephone: 01524 732 841

Please browse through our menu to find the dish of your choice, then call us to make a reservation or place a take away order. We want to provide you with a unique oriental dining experience by creating the best cuisine for you accompanied by a comprehensive, carefully selected wine list to perfectly accompany your food choice. Open six evenings a week until eleven o’clock we are on hand to cater for you, whether it be an intimate meal for two, any kind of special occasion, or a large party with ten or twenty people!

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Climbing Trowbarrow is a well hidden quarry located just over 1km North East of Silverdale. The name is derived from two words, “Trow” meaining trough and “Barrow” which is Anglo-Saxon for hill. In the late 1990’s Trowbarrow was obtained by Lancaster City Council from Tarmac Ltd and designated an SSSI 6LWHRI6SHFLDO6FLHQWLÀF,QWHUHVW IRULWVJHRORJLFDO LPSRUWDQFHDQGDQ/15 /RFDO1DWXUH5HVHUYH IRUWKH unique habitat that the quarry had allowed for various species. This allowed the quarry to be opened to the public, allowing various hobbies and recreational activities to be permitted in the area, such as bird watching, rambling, mountain biking and of course the area leant itself exceptionally well to the rock climbing community.

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