Cheap, clean and healthy 2 wheeled holidays in Grange

Cycling couldn’t be easier in and around Grange over Sands. When just starting out on two wheels, Grange is the ideal introduction with enough flat routes to enjoy and a super train service enabling even more places to be explored.

The station is located on the Furness Line connecting Barrow in Furness to Lancaster. Lancaster Station is on the West Coast Mainline making Grange easily accessible for those travelling from Scotland or London. Trains from Lancaster to Grange run hourly and is priced from just £6.50.

The Furness Line weaves in, around and over Morecambe Bay. The scenery along the whole line is something to behold and journey times are slashed compared with driving. Take for example going from Grange to Arnside. By road this journey is 14 miles in length with an approximate time of taking 24 minutes. Grange to Arnside on the train which hops across Morecambe Bay, just 6 minutes. Head over to Arnside on the train and cycle, cutting down the amount of cycling on a road, and visit Arnside & Silverdale AONB before stopping off for some of the world famous fish & chips from Arnside Chip Shop right on the front.

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The train line crossing the Arnside Estuary (photo c http://arnsidevillage.co.uk/)

The station at Grange has bike storage for up to 20 cycles so visitors can cycle to the station and then go exploring by train and on foot or the Transpennine Express trains has a limited amount of room for cycles.

Travel Advice
A great resource for hints, tips and advice on travelling throughout the UK in a cleaner, healthier and cheaper way visit the new Sustrans Change Your Travel page here, http://www.sustrans.org.uk/change-your-travel.

Accommodation
Bay Villa on Main Street is a luxury B&B just 0.3 of a mile from the station with large rooms perfect for unwinding in after a day on the bike and breakfasts that will most definitely set guests up for a full day of riding too. Visit http://www.bayvilla.net for more info.

Super summer savings still available in the Lake District

Admittedly, summer has been a little lack lustre compared with the previous two years in terms of the weather. BBQ’s and garden furniture have had a year off that’s for sure but the Lake District has been fairly dry, none of the flooding conditions as seen in the south, pleasant overall you could say, providing plenty of chance to get out and still enjoy some time off, a day out or a holiday.

It definitely hasn’t put people off visiting the Lake District and no event, festival or show has been cancelled which is excellent news for both guests and organisers. The shows such as the Steam Gathering at Flookborough, Cartmel, Hawkshead, and Ambleside Sports all had super days of course leading to super attendance figures. And summer isn’t over yet with Bank Holiday weekend still to come and a packed programme of Lake District activities, shows and events still to come.

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Dalemain for the food festival, Grasmere Sports, Cartmel Races

There’s the Producer’s Market at Holker Hall on Saturday 29th August, Cartmel Races on the 29th and 31st, Grasmere Sports on Sunday 30th and all Bank Holiday weekend The Great British Food Festival at Dalemain near Ullswater.

A super September is on the cards too with the Westmorland County Show, Holker Chili Festival and lots, lots more. Check out the GoLakes What’s On Guide for full listings.

So with plenty going on, some of the best weather in the UK, it sounds like the Lake District should be the destination of choice for last minute, end of summer break don’t you think? The Lakeland Cottage Company have holiday cottages available with late deal savings. Take for example Grammar School House at Ullswater for the food festival at Dalemain, Lyme Cottage at Lindale for Cartmel Races and Holker Hall and Shepherd’s Nook at Kentmere for Grasmere Sports. To book any of these Bank Holiday late deals visit, https://www.lakeland-cottage-company.co.uk/

New Lake District Get Out Get Active website goes live

From the award winning Langdale Hotel & Spa team, a brand new website promoting biking, running and walking routes in the Lake District has just gone live, http://www.langdaleactive.co.uk/.

The site aims to promote the Lake District for what it’s USP is of adventure and making use of the great outdoors, after all the Lake District is the Adventure Capital of the UK. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll on a fairly flap route to a full days road or mountain biking, the strap line “It’s free and its’ fun” sums up perfectly just what you can enjoy in the Lake District.

langdale lake district outdoors

The location of the Langdale Lake District Hotel & Spa in the Langdale Valley naturally makes it the ideal base for waling, climbing, running and cycling with so many of the guests who stay taking part in at lest one of these pastimes during their visit. Taking to fells, on the footpaths, cycle routes and bridleways will be families, couples, groups of friends and corporate team building parties all being fuelled by fresh air.

A recent article on Getoutwiththekids.co.uk, the highlights just how important fresh air is for children and adults alike, boosting moods and feeling more energised is just what the Langdale Hotel are hoping to achieve through this new website.

For information on the full list of services and accommodation at the Langdale Hotel visit http://www.langdale.co.uk.

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